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 red pepper, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 5 tbs of oil (for frying onions), 3 medium sized onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 20 grams of fresh green coriander, and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).
Ingredients (for Atria): 700 grams of flour (includes 100 grams for dusting), 300 ml of water, and half tsp of salt.
Preparation (Lobio): Soak beans in cold water for two hours prior to cooking. Drain water and add beans, bay leaves and salt to a deep pot containing 2 liters of water. Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender. NOTE: The dough needs to be prepared whilst the lobio is cooking.
Chop and fry the onions until they change color.
Chop the fresh green coriander and add, together with the fried onions, to the pot of lobio. Stir. Boil for 2-3 minutes.
Crush the garlic and add to the pot, together with 1 tsp of red pepper, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, and salt. Stir and boil for 5 minutes.
Preparation (Atria): NOTE: The Atria needs to be prepared whilst the lobio is cooking. Add 600 grams of flour and half tsp of salt to a mixing bowl. Make a depression in the flour and slowly add 300 ml of room temperature water.
Make a firm ball of dough.
Roll out the dough ball into a thin circle.
Use a knife to cut diagonal lines in the dough to create diamond shapes.
Add the cut dough to the lobio.
Cook for 5-7 minutes on a medium heat.
Serving: Serve hot. We garnished ours with a little fresh green coriander.
Enjoy your Lobio with Atria!