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 tomato puree, 5 tbs of oil, 1 tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried red pepper, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).
Preparation: Cut the chicken into medium to large pieces and add, together with 5 tbs of oil (3-4 if the chicken is fatty) to a deep pot. Cook for 15 minutes on a low to medium heat.
Finely chop the onions and add to the pot. Continue to cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Add 1.5 liters of water. Stir and cook for a further 10 minutes on a medium heat.
Grind the walnuts and garlic together.
Add 1 heaped tbs of tomato puree, 1 tsp of dried marigold, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried red pepper, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference) to the ground garlic and walnuts.
Stir in 1 cup of the chicken juices and mix thoroughly.
The mixture should look like the picture below.
Pour the mixture into the pot containing the cooked chicken.
Stir and cook on a medium heat for 3-4 minutes and then serve.
Serving: Serve hot. We garnished ours with parsley.
Enjoy your Chicken Kharsho!