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A kazan, qazan, qozon or ghazan (bawyrsaq, and as such are an important element in celebrations when food must be prepared for large numbers of guests.
Kazans may be suspended over a fire in a variety of ways. Sometimes metal frames are made, or alternatively (especially for large kazan), a hole may be dug in the ground which will hold the kazan and provide enough space underneath to keep a fire under it—in this case, an access hole is built in the side to allow the fire to be tended, and to let in air. Smaller kazans may be used on [usually gas] stoves with the help of a specially designed piece of metal that lets the heat [of the flame] transfer to the kazan while at the same time holding it upright and steady.
Shorpa being made in a kazan in Kyrgyzstan.
Plov (pilaf) being made in a kazan suspended above a fire using a metal frame.
Kyrgyz boorsoq being fried in a stove-top kazan.
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