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Diet borscht: what to cook and how it differs from the classic dish

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Delicious homemade borscht. Source: thespruceeats.com

Borsch can be cooked with any meat and even crucian carp. To make the borscht rich, cooks recommend adding lemon juice or citric acid to the frying.

Homemade borscht

The cook shared a recipe for a delicious diet borscht with chicken on Instagram.

Borscht recipe

Ingredients:

  • chicken quarter - 2 pcs.
  • onion - 1 pc.
  • potatoes - 6 pcs.
  • beets - 3 pcs.
  • carrot - 1 pc.
  • tomato paste - 2 tbsp.
  • sugar - 1 tbsp
  • cabbage - a handful
  • salt - to taste
  • pepper - to taste
  • bay leaf - to taste
  • peppercorns - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Rinse the chicken quarters and put them in a saucepan. Cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook for about 3 minutes, remove the meat and drain.

Meat for broth

2. Rinse the pot and add the chicken quarters. Cover again with cold water and cook the broth until the chicken is tender.

Cooked meat

3. Peel the vegetables, cut the potatoes. Cut the cabbage into strips. Dice the onion, grate the carrots and beets.

Vegetables for borscht

4. Heat a frying pan and fry the onions and carrots for 3 minutes. Then add the beets and fry them a little. Add the tomato paste, sugar and broth. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Vegetable roast

5. When the potatoes are almost cooked, add the cabbage and fry for a few minutes. Season with salt, spices and herbs.

Beetroot dressing

Serve borscht with greens and sour cream.

Ready borscht

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