Estonian Hotpot. Ühepajatoit

Ühepajatoit means in Estonian ” food, which is made in a one  cauldron”

The most important, Do not boil, but stew. The best Ühepajatoit has little bit mushy consistency

Estonian Hotpot. Ühepajatoit

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A light, rich of vegetables Ühepajatoit for a dinner.

yhepajatoit (1)


  • ca 600 g meat. I prefer pork sirloin
  • 4 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 4 potatoes
  • half of small cabbage
  • (peas, beens, tomato….)
  • salt, pepper, oil


    1.  Heat up oil and put in to the hot oil meat, sliced in to the cubes. Fry for a short time, until the pieces are lightly browned
  1. Add carrots and onion, blanch.
  2. Add ca 1/2 cup of hot water.  Let braise, do not boil!
  3. Cut cabbage and potatoes in to the slices. When carrots are semi-soft, add cabbage and potatoes and more hot water. Do not boil!
  4. Stew until soft. Season with salt, pepper.

Estonian Hotpot. Ühepajatoit

Estonian Hotpot. Ühepajatoit

Soundtrack. This is the one of my favourite song Tõnis Mägi “Püha Elmo tuled”



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