Dordzhi Barkhaev, about how to cook and divide mutton
Dordzhi says the following: After slaughtering a sheep, its guts are cleaned and cooked. The cooked stomach is given to women and girls. Women also eat the heart. Men eat nuglur (liver wrapped in internal fat) and boys receive kidneys. In the past, boys could eat nuglur only after they reached 12 or so. In the past, the sheep’s neck was not given to strangers, but was supposed to be eaten only within the family. At weddings the feast did not include a sheep’s neck. People slaughtered a sheep and cooked its meat according to customs. Today, there is a custom when the groom’s side gives a life sheep to the bride’s side. This is a new custom.