georgianrecipes

Fried Khinkali

Khinkali (Georgian: ხინკალი) is a very popular Georgian dumpling made of twisted knobs of dough, stuffed with meat and spices. It is considered to be one of the national dishes of Georgia. It is also delicious when fried! Follow the step-by-step photo recipe for making Khinkali and when they have been boiled, fry them in a shallow pan on []

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BARBECUE PORK WITH RED ONION

Barbecued meat is very popular in Georgia both as a family meal and also at feasts and celebrations. Pork is the most popular meat, followed by chicken. In this recipe we will show you how to prepare barbecued pork. Ingredients: 1 kilo of pork, 2 medium sized onions, 3-4 tbs white wine vinegar, 100 ml of []

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CHEESE FESTIVAL IN TBILISI

Georgian Recipes went to a Cheese Festival held in the Giorgi Chitaia Open Air Museum of Ethnography (Georgian: გიორგი ჩიტაიას სახელობის ეთნოგრაფიული მუზეუმი ღია ცის ქვეშ) in Tbilisi. Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 Cheese Festival Tbilisi 19 October 2013 []

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CHVISHTARI (GEORGIAN CORNBREAD WITH CHEESE)

Chvishtari (cornbread with cheese) comes from Svaneti (Georgian: სვანეთი), a mountainous province in the northwestern part of Georgia. There are several types of Chvishtari and in this recipe we will show how to make one of the most popular. Ingredients (for 6 servings). 300 grams of Sulguni cheese (Georgian: სულუგუნი). Sulguni (also called Suluguni) is a pickled Georgian cheese from the Samegrelo region. It []

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AJAPSANDALI (GEORGIAN EGGPLANT STEW)

Ajapsandali (Georgian: აჯაფსანდალი) is a Georgian vegetarian dish popular as a family meal. Ingredients (for 5 servings): 500 grams of potatoes, 600 grams of eggplant (aubergine), 2 large tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of tomato puree, 2 large white onions, 3 green onions, 3 bay leaves, 2 green peppers, 2 red sweet peppers, 3 cloves of garlic, pinch of dry coriander, pinch []

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MCHADI (GEORGIAN CORNBREAD)

Mchadi is a very popular cornbread traditionally eaten with lobio (beans) and cheese. Ingredients (for 6 servings). 400 grams of stone-ground cornmeal (preferably white), 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 1 cup of cold water (may need more depending on the cornmeal). Stone-ground white cornmeal  Preparation. Add water to the cornmeal little by little so that the cornmeal becomes []

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CHURCHKHELA

Churchkhela is a traditional sausage-shaped candy originating from the Caucasus region. It is a very popular food, combining two of Georgia’s favorites – grapes and nuts. Made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in concentrated fresh grape juice it is delicious and nutritious and often called the Georgian ‘Snickers’! Georgian warriors carried Churchkhelas with them because they contain enough calories for []

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BEBO’S GREEN BEAN AND EGG BAKE

In Georgia the word Bebo is a short version of Bebia meaning grandmother. We asked a Bebo from the Racha(Georgian: რაჭა) region of Georgia for a recipe. Racha is a highland area in western Georgia, located in the upper Rioni river valley and hemmed in by the Greater Caucasus mountains. Bebo told us that beans grow well in Racha and were a staple food []

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SWEET PEPPERS WITH WALNUTS

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish of walnuts and spices wrapped in sweet peppers. It is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit some. Ingredients: 5 sweet peppers, 150 grams of walnuts, half tsp dried Blue Fenugreek, three quarters tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp []

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WALNUTS AND SPICES WRAPPED IN CABBAGE LEAVES

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish of walnuts and spices wrapped in cabbage leaves. It is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit some. Ingredients: 1 medium size cabbage, 250 grams of walnuts, 1 tsp dried Blue Fenugreek, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp []

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CHICKEN TABAKA

Chicken Tabaka is a popular dish in western Georgia. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, it can be eaten with or without an accompanying sauce, such as Tkemali. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious garlic sauce. Ingredients: 1 whole small young chicken, 50 ml of oil, coarse salt (amount dependent upon []

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PRASIELA – LEEK WITH NUTS

In this old recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make Prasiela, a type of Pkhali or Fkhali (Georgian: ფხალი) that uses leeks and a spicy nut mixture. Served cold, Prasiela is delicious! Ingredients: 1.5 kilos of leeks, 400 grams of walnuts, 30 grams of fresh parsley, 30 grams of fresh green coriander, 3 garlic cloves, 1 []

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CHICKEN LIVER WITH WALNUTS

In this family recipe we show how to make a chicken liver dish with walnuts and spices. Quick and easy to prepare, it makes a delicious meal. Ingredients: 1 kilo of chicken livers, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp of black pepper corns, 200 grams of walnuts, 5 tbs of white wine vinegar, 400 ml of water, []

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JIGRIS KHAURMA

Jigris Khaurma is a popular dish in Eastern Georgia, especially in Kakheti region and is made with the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs of pigs, young beef or lamb. In this recipe we have used pig.  Ingredients: 1 kilo of pig heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs. Other ingredients: 300 ml of white wine, 30 grams of []

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AJARIAN LOBIANI

Lobiani (Georgian: ლობიანი) is enjoyed all year round and especially on the Georgian holiday of Barbaroba, or St. Barbara’s Day (December 17). In this recipe we will show how to make Ajarian lobiani, which uses the traditional oval boat shape of Ajarian Khachapuri. Ingredients for the dough (to make 4 Ajarian lobiani): 1 kilo of flour, 300 ml of water []

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