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BITUU SHUL (Mongolian Steamed Bowl Soup) - traditional Mongolian food

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

Bituu shul is one of the Mongolian traditional food. This soup is very tasty and served with a “skin” of dumpling dough covering the bowl. The meal is specially dedicated to a person who needs medical treatment or person who is on fatigue. Thanks to the Ragchaasuren and Khishigsuren's family!

How to make a Bituu Shul - Tradtional Mongolian Food?

Bituu shul, also known as "finger soup," is a traditional Mongolian dish often prepared with mutton and a variety of vegetables. It's a hearty, comforting soup that's particularly popular during the colder months. Here's a simple recipe to make Bituu shul: Ingredients

Bituu shul - traditional Mongolian food
Bituu shul - traditional Mongolian food
  • Mutton: 500 grams, preferably with bones for extra flavor.

  • Potatoes: 2-3, peeled and chopped.

  • Carrots: 2, peeled and chopped.

  • Onions: 1-2, finely chopped.

  • Flour: 1 cup, for making the dough.

  • Water: As needed for both soup and dough.

  • Salt and Pepper: To taste.

  • Garlic: 2-3 cloves, minced (optional).

  • Other Vegetables: Such as turnips or cabbage, chopped (optional).

  • Fresh Herbs: Like parsley or dill for garnish (optional).

Instructions to cook Bituu shul - traditional Mongolian Food

Preparing the Dough

  1. Make the Dough: In a bowl, mix the flour with a pinch of salt. Gradually add water and knead until you form a smooth, pliable dough. The dough should be firm but not too stiff.

  2. Rest the Dough: Cover the dough with a cloth and let it rest while you prepare the soup.

Making the Soup