HAM CHASHUSHULI – რაჭული ლორის ჩაშუშული
In this recipe we will show how to make a ham dish from the Racha region of Georgia.
Ingredients: 150 grams of smoked ham (we used Georgian ham from Racha), 2 large carrots, 2 large onions, 1 clove of garlic, ground pepper (black and red), quarter tsp of ground coriander, 50 grams tomato paste or chopped tomato, fresh parsley (for garnish) and 500 ml of water. Racha ham is quite salty. There is no need for extra salt if the ham you use is salty.
Preparation: Thinly slice the ham and fry on both sides in a pan on a low heat, without oil, for around 3 minutes. It will fry in its own fat.
Shred the carrots, slice and chop the onions (not too thick) and crush the garlic clove. Add the carrots to the pan and fry on a low heat with the ham. The carrots will fry in the fat produced by the ham.
Add the chopped onions to the pan, cover pan and fry with the carrots and ham on a medium to high heat, stirring frequently.
The onions will change color as they absorb the juices from the ham and carrots.
Add 50 grams tomato paste or chopped tomato, stir and after 1 minute add 500 ml of water, crushed garlic, half tsp of black pepper, half tsp of red pepper, quarter tsp of ground coriander and salt (if necessary). Stir and cook on a low heat until the mixture has reduced and thickened.
Serving: Garnish with fresh parsley and serve hot.
Enjoy your ham Chashushuli!
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