ABKHAZIAN SAUCE

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In this recipe we show how to make a spicy Abkhazian sauce that is traditionally used to flavour meat and fish. The recipe uses sour plums called Alycha (also called Alucha), Ajika (a hot, spicy paste), Akhkhyla (Abkhazian spice mix), garlic and Summer Savory. Ingredients: 1.5 kilos of alycha (sour plum), 2 tbs of ajika (click for recipe), … Continue reading

Gebzhalia with Matsoni

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Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is a softened cheese dish from Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Traditionally prepared using cottage cheese, it can also be made with matsoni. In this recipe we have used matsoni. Matsoni (Georgian: მაწონი) is a fermented milk product very similar to yogurt. It is smooth and creamy with a mild, slightly tart flavor. Popular in Georgia and throughout … Continue reading

Eggs with a Garlic and Mayonnaise Sauce

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In this family recipe we show how to make eggs with a delicious garlic and mayonnaise sauce, flavored with herbs and ajika. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. Ingredients: 6 eggs. For the sauce: 400 grams of … Continue reading

BLACKBERRY AND GREEN GRAPE SAUCE

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Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountain areas and are used as an ingredient mainly in western Georgia cuisine. In this recipe we show how to make a blackberry and green grape sauce that is used in Georgia only for roast or fried chicken dishes. Green grapes are young, unripe grapes. Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, … Continue reading

ZUCCHINI WITH A SPICY SAUCE

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Dishes made with zucchini (also called courgette) are popular in Georgia. There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make fried zucchini with a spicy sauce flavored with Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა). Ajika is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor food mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. Made, with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices … Continue reading

ABKHAZIAN ARASHYKH SYZBAL

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Arashykh Syzbal is an Abkhazian sauce similar to bazhe sauce but made with ajika. It is eaten with fried or boiled chicken or turkey. It is also used as a sauce for Abkhazian ‘abysta’, which is similar to ‘gomi’ (Georgian: ღომი). Ingredients: 300 grams of walnuts, 4 cloves of garlic, 1 tbs of Ajika (click link … Continue reading

GEORGIAN SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

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Georgian food is often accompanied by sauces, such as Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) and Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი). In this family recipe we show how to make a spicy tomato sauce. Ingredients: 10 kilos of juicy tomatoes. 1.5 kilos of hot red peppers. 50 grams of hot dried red pepper, 350 grams of garlic (net weight after skins removed), 5 heaped … Continue reading

RACHULI BLACKBERRY SAUCE WITH ROAST CHICKEN

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Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountainous Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) and the berries are used extensively in local cuisine. Blackberry sauce is used for special occasions and celebrations. In this recipe we show how to make Rachuli blackberry sauce to accompany a roast chicken. Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, 1 whole chicken, 25 grams of fresh green coriander, … Continue reading

RED TKEMALI SAUCE

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Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი) is the Georgian name for a variety of wild, sour plum, as well as a sauce made from the plums. Tkemali sauce is used as a condiment for fried or grilled meat, poultry and potato dishes, and has a place in Georgian cuisine similar to tomato ketchup in America. Green Tkemali sauce is prepared from unripe fruit … Continue reading

CHICKEN TABAKA WITH HAZELNUT BAZHE SAUCE

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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. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious hazelnut bazhe sauce. Ingredients: 1 medium sized hen, 300 grams of hazelnuts, 50 ml of oil, 250 ml of … Continue reading

AJARIAN CHIRBULI

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Ajarian Chirbuli is a dish from Georgia’s Ajara region (Georgian: აჭარა). Made with eggs and walnuts, it is a popular breakfast meal. Different versions of Chirbuli are made in Samtskhe-Javakheti region (Georgian: სამცხე-ჯავახეთი) and Lazeti (which is now part of Turkey). Ingredients: 2 juicy tomatoes, 2 onions, 3 eggs, 10 walnuts, 15 grams of fresh green coriander, 15 grams … Continue reading

EGGPLANT WITH MAYONNAISE AND HERBS

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Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and always form part of a supra (traditional Georgian feast). There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make eggplant filled with spicy mayonnaise and herbs. Ingredients: 3 eggplants, half a small garlic bulb, 15 grams of fresh parsley, 15 grams of fresh basil, 10 … Continue reading

CAULIFLOWER WITH MAYONNAISE AND SOUR CREAM

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Mayonnaise and sour cream are popular ingredients in Georgian cuisine. In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious spicy mayonnaise and sour cream sauce for a fried cauliflower dish. Our cauliflower is coated with cornmeal, which is traditionally used in Georgia to make Mchadi and Gomi. Ingredients: 1 medium sized cauliflower, 2 eggs, 150 grams … Continue reading

SPICY TOMATO SAUCE

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Georgian food is often accompanied by sauces, such as Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) and Tkemali (Georgian ტყემალი). In this family recipe we show how to make a spicy tomato sauce. Ingredients: 2 kilos of tomatoes, 2 tbs of blue fenugreek, 2 tbs of dried coriander, 3-4 bay leaves, 3 tbs of dried hot red pepper, 1.5 tbs of black pepper, … Continue reading

AJIKA WITH TOMATOES

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Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. In appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make ajika with tomatoes. … Continue reading

AJIKA WITH WALNUTS

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Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. In appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make ajika with walnuts. This … Continue reading

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  • TOLMA SPICY SOUR CREAM AND TOMATO SAUCE

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  • GREEN BEANS WITH NUTS

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  • EGGPLANT “CAVIAR” WITH POMEGRANATE

  • MARINATED GREEN TOMATOES

  • KETSULA - CHICKEN WITH SOUR CREAM AND SPICES

  • BADAGI

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  • 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

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  • 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

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  • LEEK SATSIVI

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  • OJAKHURI WITH CHICKEN AND FRIED POTATOES FLAVORED WITH MARIGOLD

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