Oriental Sweets - Famous Sweet Uzbek food
Sweets Uzbek cuisine - gourmet goodies
Oriental sweets are an integral part of Uzbek food. The most famous oriental sweets are khalva and navat. Khalva, the world-wide known oriental sweet, is prepared from wheat flour, sugar and nuts. Navat is the boiled crystal grape sugar with spices and coloring agents.
Traditional baked goods are also very tasty: zangza curd rolls, kush-tili (fancy figured cakes), katlama - flaky lbread, bugirsok – fancy pastry balls, chak-chak – straws and nuts in sugar. Special place takes behi-dulma (quinsy filled with nuts) and pashmak (peculiar cotton candy).
It is worth to say separately about such oriental sweets as nisholda and sumalyak. Nisholda is the beaten up whites of eggs with sugar and herbs. Sumalyak is the sweet paste made from germinated wheat, which is prepared in a large pot. These foods symbolize Uzbek national holidays. They are traditionally prepared on the eve of Nawruz (Uzbek New Year) and other festivities.