GURIAN CHEESE AND EGG FILLED PASTRY

In this recipe we show how to make a pastry filled with cheese and boiled eggs that comes from Georgia’s Guria region. Guria (Georgian: გურია) is situated in the western part of the country, bordered by the eastern end of the Black Sea. Ingredients (for 4 servings): For the dough: 600 grams of flour, 300 grams of all … Continue reading

MOKHRAKULI KHACHAPURI

Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a cheese bread that is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes. Different regions of Georgia have their own type of khachapuri. In this recipe we show how to make Mokhrakuli Khachapuri (Georgian: მოხრაკული ხაჭაპური). This type of khachapuri is called a “lazy khachapuri” as it is fried, not baked, and takes much less time to … Continue reading

MEGRULI KHACHAPURI

Khachapuri is a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese. It is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes. In an earlier article we described three of the most popular types and gave a step-by-step guide on how khachapuri dough is made. Find it here. In this article we will show how to make Megruli Khachapuri (Georgian: მეგრული ხაჭაპური) from … Continue reading

KHACHAPURI – GEORGIAN CHEESE BREAD

Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese and often served sliced, like a double-crust pizza. It is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes and is popular in restaurants and in homes. Different regions of Georgia have their own type of khachapuri with the most common being – Ajaruli or Acharuli (Georgian: აჭარული ხაჭაპური) – Ajarian khachapuri (from … Continue reading

TARRAGON AND RICE FLAKY PASTRY

Georgians are very fond of the herb tarragon, which they call tarkhuna (Georgian: ტარხუნა), and find many ways to consume it, including in meat stews, with grilled trout and in herb salads. There is even an emerald green tarragon-flavored soda drink. In this recipe we will show you how to make a popular Georgian tarragon and … Continue reading

MAKING GEORGIAN FLAKY PASTRY

Flaky pastry is used for several popular Georgian dishes, including Khachapuri (Georgian Cheese Bread), Lobiani, pastries and cakes. This step-by-step guide will show you how to make authentic Georgian flaky pastry. Ingredients: 1.2 kilos of white flour, 1 egg, 180 grams of butter, 500 ml tepid water (milk can be used instead, especially if you intend to make … Continue reading

GEORGIAN LOBIANI BAKED IN TONE

We recently returned to our bakery, Trepezi, in our neighborhood in Tbilisi to see how our baker, Zaur Skhirtladze, makes Lobiani (boiled bean bread). Lobiani is enjoyed all year round and especially eaten on the Georgian holiday of Barbaroba, or St. Barbara’s Day (December 17). The main ingredient of Lobiani is boiled kidney beans. Zaur told us that after boiling, … Continue reading

GEORGIAN BREAD (PART 2)

To show how traditional Georgian bread is made we spent a morning with our local baker, Zaur Skhirtladze, who works at the bakery, Trepezi in our neighborhood in Tbilisi. A typical day at our Georgian bakery begins at 7.30 a.m. when Zaur lights the deep circular oven called a tone. The tone will take around one and a half hours to reach the … Continue reading

GEORGIAN BREAD (PART 1)

In Georgia, bread is called puri (pronounced “poo-ree”) and is traditionally baked in a deep circular clay oven called a tone (pronounced “ton-AY”). Traditional bread, especially the long pointed bread called shotis puri, is very popular and usually served with every meal. Most streets in Georgia have at least one traditional bakery. We went behind the scenes at … Continue reading

MTSKHETURI GVEZELI – MEAT PASTRY

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish called Mtskheturi Gvezeli (Georgian: მცხეთური ღვეზელი). It can be filled with meat (beef or a pork/beef mix), potato, mushrooms or cheese. We have made the meat (pork/beef mix) version. Ingredients (around 10 servings): Dough – 1 kilo of flour (800 grams for the dough and 200 grams for … Continue reading

GEORGIAN LOBIANI – BEAN BREAD

Lobiani (Georgian: ლობიანი) is enjoyed all year round and especially eaten on the Georgian holiday of Barbaroba, or St. Barbara’s Day (December 17). In this recipe we will show how to make this delicious bean filled bread. The main ingredient of Lobiani is kidney beans. Ingredients (for lobiani mixture): 500 grams of kidney beans, 300 grams of smoked ham, … Continue reading

ACHARULI – AJARIAN KHACHAPURI

Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese. It is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes. In an earlier article we described three of the most popular types and gave a step-by-step guide on how khachapuri dough is made. Find it here. In this article we will show how to make Acharuli (Georgian: … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

IMERULI (IMERETIAN) KHACHAPURI

Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური), is a filled bread stuffed with melting cheese. It is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes. In an earlier article we described three of the most popular types and gave a step-by-step guide on how khachapuri dough is made: You can find the article here. In this article we will show … Continue reading

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 … 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