Buuz Recipe

Buuz is a traditional Mongolian recipe, served as an appetizer. Learn how to make/prepare Buuz by following this easy recipe.
Buuz Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • For Meat Filling
  • 300 g Beef or Mutton (minced)
  • 1 medium Onion (chopped)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (ground, to taste)
  • 2 Garlic Cloves (crushed)
  • Herbs (chopped, optional)

    For Dough
  • 250 g Wheat Flour
  • A pinch of Salt
  • Lukewarm Water
How to make Buuz:
  • Add a pinch of salt to enough lukewarm water required to knead dough.
  • Add water to the flour and knead to form smooth, soft dough. Set the dough aside.
  • After sometime, knead the dough again and cut into small pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a ball. Repeat with other pieces and leave them in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the balls, to avoid them sticking to each other.
  • Take a large mixing bowl and combine minced meat, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and other herbs together.
  • Add some water, if required, to make the filling a little juicy.
  • Roll out the dough balls into round circles, leaving the center thicker than the edges.
  • Place a little meat filling in the center of the circle and seal the edges with your fingers.
  • Boil water in a large pot.
  • Dip the bottoms of each buuz in oil and place them in an inlay that will be inserted in the pot for steaming.
  • Ensure that the buuz do not touch each other.
  • Steam the buuz for 15 minutes.
  • Open the lid and fan some air with the help of a cutting board or newspaper, to give them a reddish glossy look.
  • Serve hot.