CHIKHIRTMA

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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

Chicken Kharsho

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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

SOUZI

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Souzi is a popular Georgian family meal, usually made with pork and potatoes as the main ingredients. In summer tomatoes are added. Ingredients (8-10 servings): 1 kilo of pork, 1 kilo of potatoes, 3 large onions, 5 medium to large juicy tomatoes, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 3 sweet red peppers, 3 hot red peppers, 2 bay … Continue reading

VINTAGE GEORGIAN TEA TINS

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By the late 1920’s Georgia had become the main supplier of tea for the whole of the Soviet Union and in the subsequent decades production rose to 400,000 tonnes annually. Colorful tins with the description of the tea, its quality and its manufacturer, written in Russian and Georgian languages, kept the tea fresh.

FRIED NEW POTATOES WITH DILL

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Fried new potatoes flavored with dill are very popular in Georgia, both as a family meal and as a dish when eating out in restaurants. Simple and quick to prepare, they are especially delicious when served with green Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი), a sauce made from a variety of wild, sour plum. Ingredients: 1 kilo of small, new potatoes, … Continue reading

MEGRELIAN VERSION OF CHVISHTARI

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Chvishtari (also called chishdvaar) is a cornbread with cheese from Georgia’s Svaneti region. It is also popular in Samegrelo region but made in a slightly different way. In this recipe we will show how to make the Megrelian version of Chvishtari. Ingredients (for 6 servings): 200 grams of Sulguni cheese (Georgian: სულუგუნი). Sulguni is a cheese from the Samegrelo … Continue reading

OJAKHURI WITH RACHULI BACON

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In this recipe from the historical Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) of Georgia we show how to make Ojakhuri with Rachuli bacon. Simple and easy to prepare, it makes a delicious meal. Ingredients: 400 grams of fatty bacon. We used smoked bacon from Georgia’s historical Racha region. This particular bacon is famous throughout Georgia for its taste and aroma. … Continue reading

AJAPSANDALI

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Ajapsandali (Georgian: აჯაფსანდალი) is a Georgian vegetarian/vegan dish popular as a family meal, especially in summer. There are many variations but they will always contain eggplant, potato and tomato. Click here to see another version that uses red peppers, garlic and spices. Ingredients: 600 grams of potatoes, 800 grams of eggplant (aubergine), 4 large juicy tomatoes, 3 large white onions, 2 hot … Continue reading

JIGRIS KHAURMA

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Jigris Khaurma is a popular dish in Eastern Georgia, especially in Kakheti region and is made with the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs of pigs, young beef or lamb. In this recipe we have used pig.  Ingredients: 1 kilo of pig heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs. Other ingredients: 300 ml of white wine, 30 grams of … Continue reading

KUCHMACHI WITH WALNUTS

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Kuchmachi is made with the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs of pigs, young beef or chickens. In this recipe we have used pig. Kuchmachi can be made with or without walnuts and is usually garnished with pomegranate seeds.  Ingredients: 1 kilo of pig heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs. Other ingredients: 2 red onions, 1 pomegranate, 400 … Continue reading

KUCHMACHI

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Kuchmachi is made with the heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs of pigs, young beef or chickens. In this recipe we have used pig. Kuchmachi can be made with or without walnuts and is usually garnished with pomegranate seeds. Ingredients: 1 kilo of pig heart, liver, kidneys, spleen and lungs. Other ingredients: 200 grams of pig fat … Continue reading

TROUT WITH POMEGRANATE SAUCE

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Despite Georgia having 26,060 rivers and 850 lakes, fish dishes make up a small part of traditional Georgian cuisine, particularly when compared with the abundance of meat recipes. Trout and carp are the most popular fish and are usually fried or barbecued. In this old recipe we show how to make fried trout with a delicious pomegranate sauce. Ingredients (2 … Continue reading

CHICKEN TABAKA

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Chicken Tabaka is a popular dish in western Georgia. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, it can be eaten with or without an accompanying sauce, such as Tkemali. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious garlic sauce. Ingredients: 1 whole small young chicken, 50 ml of oil, coarse salt (amount dependent upon … Continue reading

MEGRELIAN KHARSHO

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Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken but can also be made with other meats. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Megrelian Kharsho, which is hot and spicy and also uses tomatoes or tomato … Continue reading

HOW TO MAKE CHURCHKHELA

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Churchkhela (Georgian:  ჩურჩხელა) is a traditional sausage-shaped candy made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in tatara – a mixture of flour, sugar and Badagi (concentrated fresh grape juice). Georgians usually make Churchkhela in the Autumn when grapes and nuts are harvested. Churchkhela can also be made with dried fruit (such as peach, apple or plum) and pumpkin seeds. In this … Continue reading

GOZINAKI WITH WALNUTS

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Gozinaki (Georgian: გოზინაყი) is a traditional Georgian confection made of caramelized nuts fried in honey and usually eaten at New Year and Christmas. In this recipe we show how to make Gozinaki with walnuts. Ingredients: 1 kilo of walnuts, 10 heaped tbs of honey and 2 tbs of sugar. Preparation: Shell the walnuts. Add to a hot … 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