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FRIED POTATOES WITH SVANETIAN SALT

In this recipe we show how to make fried potatoes flavored with herbs and Svanetian salt. Svanetian salt (Georgian: სვანური მარილი), from Svaneti region in the mountainous north-western part of Georgia, has a unique fragrance and taste and is traditionally used as a flavoring for a variety of meat, fish, potato and soup dishes as well … Continue reading

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COLD MATSONI SOUP WITH HERBS

Matsoni (Georgian: მაწონი) is a fermented milk product very similar to yogurt. It is smooth and creamy with a mild, slightly tart flavor. Popular in Georgia and throughout the Caucasus region it is rich in mineral content, protein and calcium and renowned for its health giving properties. In this recipe we show how to make … Continue reading

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CHIKHIRTMA

Chikhirtma (Georgian: ჩიხირთმა) is a boiled chicken and broth dish popular throughout Georgia as a family meal and also as a hangover cure. Turkey can be used instead of chicken but the dish is usually made with chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 5 eggs, 2 medium sized onions, 3 tbs of flour, 2 bay leaves, … Continue reading

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WHITE CHERRY MURABA WITH HAZELNUTS

White cherry Muraba with hazelnuts is a preserve made with cherries, hazelnuts and sugar. Eaten as a dessert, it is usually made in June when cherries are ripe. Ingredients: 2 kilos of white cherries (weight without stones), 2 kilos of sugar, 500 grams of hazelnuts (weight without shells), and two thirds tsp of vanilla. Wash the cherries … Continue reading

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GEBZHALIA WITH COTTAGE CHEESE SAUCE

Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is a softened cheese dish from Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Traditionally prepared using cottage cheese, it can also be made with matsoni (click here for recipe). In this recipe we have used cottage cheese. Ingredients: 1 kilo of new cheese (we used Imeretian cheese), 500 grams of cottage cheese, 1 liter of milk … Continue reading

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ZUCCHINI WITH WALNUTS

Dishes made with zucchini (also called courgette) are popular in Georgia. There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make fried zucchini with a spicy walnut sauce. Ingredients: 1 kilo of zucchini, 400 grams of walnuts, 50 grams of fresh green coriander, 50 grams of fresh parsley, 1 medium sized onion, … Continue reading

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New Wine Festival 2015 in Tbilisi

Sixty wine companies, small cellars and family cellars (with wines of 72 varieties) presented their late harvest wines at the New Wine Festival 2015 held in Deda Ena Park in Tbilisi on 9 May. Georgia About was there to photograph the event. No Georgian event would be complete without a barbecue! Photos by Georgia About.

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Barbecued Pork with Pomegranate Juice and Ajika

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 show how to prepare a pomegranate juice and ajika marinade for barbecued pork. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish … Continue reading

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Mashed Lobio with Ajika and Walnuts

Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinated vegetables. The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish and in this family recipe we show how to make lobio flavored with Ajika and walnuts. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used … Continue reading

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Lobio with Marinated Peppers

Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinated vegetables. The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish and in this family recipe we show how to make lobio with marinated peppers. Ingredients: 700 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 300 … Continue reading

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Gebzhalia with Matsoni

Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is a softened cheese dish from Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Traditionally prepared using cottage cheese, it can also be made with matsoni. In this recipe we have used matsoni. Matsoni (Georgian: მაწონი) is a fermented milk product very similar to yogurt. It is smooth and creamy with a mild, slightly tart flavor. Popular in Georgia and throughout … Continue reading

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ABKHAZIAN EGGPLANT WITH WALNUTS AND AJIKA

Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and always form part of a supra (traditional Georgian feast). There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make Abkhazian eggplant with walnuts, flavored with spicy ajika and Abkhazian spice mix (Akhkhyla). Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish … Continue reading

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Ossetian Chicken with Sour Cream

In this recipe from Ossetia we show how to make chicken with sour cream and herbs. This dish is usually made in a large clay pot, using a whole young chicken. We used a clay pot but the dish can also be made in a pan or in individual small clay pots. We used chicken … Continue reading

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Oyster Mushrooms with Rachuli Bacon

Wild Oyster mushrooms are called ‘Kalmakha’ in Georgia and grow on the bark of trees. They look, smell and taste like oysters and are a popular appetizer in Georgia. In this family recipe we show how to prepare wild oyster mushrooms with bacon. We used smoked bacon from Georgia’s Racha region. This particular bacon is famous throughout Georgia for … Continue reading

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Lobio with Atria

Lobio with Atria (Georgian: ატრია). Atria is a boiled dough, usually made from the leftover dough after making Khinkali. It is popular throughout Georgia, especially in mountain areas and eastern Georgia. Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans. Ingredients (for Lobio): 500 grams of kidney beans, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp of … Continue reading

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Chicken Kharsho

Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Kharsho with chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 350 grams of walnuts, 2 medium sized onions, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 heaped tbs of … Continue reading

  • CHASHUSHULI WITH SUMMER SAVORY

  • FKHALI WITH BEETROOT LEAVES AND NUTS

  • GURIAN CHEESE AND EGG FILLED PASTRY

  • LOBIO WITH MINT AND EGGS

  • MEGRELIAN AJIKA

  • TOLMA SPICY SOUR CREAM AND TOMATO SAUCE

  • GREEN AJIKA

  • CHAKHRAGINA -OSSETIAN KHACHAPURI

  • TOLMA (DOLMA) – STUFFED VINE LEAVES

  • CHICKEN LIVER WITH RED WINE AND SVANETIAN SALT

  • MOKHRAKULI KHACHAPURI

  • KABABI WITH POMEGRANATE JUICE

  • GEORGIAN LOBIO WITH NUTS

  • MEGRULI KHACHAPURI

  • GREEN BEANS WITH NUTS

  • DARK GRAPE PELAMUSHI WITH CORN FLOUR

  • EGGPLANT “CAVIAR” WITH POMEGRANATE

  • MARINATED GREEN TOMATOES

  • KETSULA - CHICKEN WITH SOUR CREAM AND SPICES

  • BADAGI

  • CHICKEN WITH GREEN AJIKA

  • PELAMUSHI – TATARA

  • KHACHAPURI WITH POTATO FILLING

  • FRIED BEETROOT WITH TOMATOES AND SPICES

  • SHKMERULI – CHICKEN COOKED IN MILK AND GARLIC

  • EKALA FKHALI

  • MUSHROOM CHASHUSHULI WITH POTATOES

  • CHAKHOKHBILI – CHICKEN WITH HERBS

  • CHAKAPULI RECIPE

  • FRIED KHINKALI

  • SVANETIAN KHACHAPURI WITH GREEN ONIONS

  • FRIED GREEN TOMATOES WITH ONION AND CARROT

  • KUBDARI - SVANETIAN MEAT PASTRY

  • WILD OYSTER MUSHROOM PASTRY

  • AJIKA WITH TOMATOES

  • EGGPLANT WITH WALNUTS AND HERBS

  • LOBIO WITH FRIED HAM

  • BEETROOT FKHALI WITH WALNUTS

  • EGGPLANT WITH PEPPERS AND SVANETIAN SALT

  • PORK CHASHUSHULI WITH MUSHROOMS AND MEGRELIAN AJIKA

  • LOBIO WITH CHEESE

  • ELARJI – CORNMEAL WITH SULGUNI CHEESE

  • KHABAKHI – FRIED MARROW

  • OJAKHURI – FAMILY MEAL

  • GEORGIAN SALAD

  • LEEK SATSIVI

  • SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

  • CHICKEN LIVER WITH AJIKA AND SUMMER SAVORY

  • OJAKHURI WITH CHICKEN AND FRIED POTATOES FLAVORED WITH MARIGOLD

  • OYSTER MUSHROOMS WITH EGGS AND SWEET RED PEPPER

  • LOBIO WITH SWEETCORN

  • CHICKEN WITH SPICY HAZELNUT SAUCE

  • CHICKEN BARBECUE

  • LOBIO WITH TOMATOES AND SPICES

  • BAKED MUSHROOMS FILLED WITH SULGUNI CHEESE

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