Azu is a dish from the Tatar kitchen. This dish has always been and remains a favorite in our family. Very easy to prepare. Meat and potatoes turns juicy and light taste of garlic add spice to this yummy.
In a pot or deep pan with a thick bottom or the roasting pan pour 3 tbsp of vegetable oil, put the meat, pepper! DO NOT ADD SALT! otherwise the meat will give your juice and is dry. And fry over high heat, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes .
Then add onions. A little more fry, put the tomato paste, stir, reduce the heat, after a couple of minutes, add the pickles, stir again, and leave to simmer, stirring occasionally, so as not to burn.
While stewed meat with cucumbers, onions and tomato paste, in a separate pan pour the rest of the oil and fry potatoes on a very high heat until Golden crusts, almost to the finished state.
When the potatoes are ready, send it to the meat. And only now salt the meat, salt, stir, add fried potatoes. Again, mix everything. Cover and leave to simmer for 10 minutes on the slowest fire.
After 10 minutes, add the crushed garlic (I RUB on a grater, or very finely cut with a knife). Stirred. Closed the lid, turned off the stove, covered with a towel and forgot for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes we start dinner, very hearty and delicious! I serve with herbs and fresh cucumber.