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One Friday night at the home of Larissa Mullodzhanova, 20, Shabbat candles were lit and the table was set.A home-cooked feast with Bachsh and Oshi Piyozi brought smells of Uzbekistan into the Queens apartment.“We always do Shabbat with Jewish food,” says Imanuel Rybakov, a professor of Bukharian culture at Queens College in New York. Oshi Piyozi (Stuffed Onions) Ingredients Directions Soak peas for 3-4 hours. Peel onions, place in a pot of cold water, bring to a boil, and continue boiling for 20 minutes. “On other days of the week, we prepare food that is common with people of Central Asia.” No Bukharian Shabbat table is complete without fried fish in garlic sauce, explains Amnun Kimyagarov, author of Classic Central Asian (Bukharian) Jewish Cuisine and Customs, the only English-language Bukharian cookbook. Remove onions from water, cut lengthwise and separate layers. Kimyagarov suggests freshwater fish, such as carp, perch, pike or trout. Fish Cut fish into 1-1 1/2-inch thick round chunks or 4-6-inch slices. Mohibir’Yon (Fried Fish) Ingredients Directions Garlic Sauce In a metal dish, using a wooden pestle, pound garlic and salt to a paste. Wash fish chunks thoroughly, sprinkle with salt and let stand for 15-20 minutes in a basket or colander. In a Dutch oven, heat oil and add fish, inner side up.
He will not have premarital sex and will live with a woman only after marriage.
Abayev is one of 40,000 to 50,000 Bukharian Jews in Queens — some are scattered in other cities across North America — who struggle to maintain their identity while confronting the economic and cultural pressures of the United States.
The struggle is most apparent among young Bukharian Jews, most of whom left Uzbekistan in Central Asia after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, and are now trying to define their identity away from the surroundings that shaped their heritage and traditions.
But Abayev has a different mind-set about family than most of his coworkers.
At 29, he still lives with his parents because in Bukharian Jewish culture, adults leave home only to begin their own family.
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On Friday night, he eats Shabbat dinner with his family.