TOLMA – STUFFED EGGPLANT AND TOMATO

Tolma (Georgian: ტოლმა), known as Dolma in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, is a popular meal in Georgia and there are many variations. It usually describes a filled, hollowed-out vegetable or a filling wrapped in a leaf. Fillings can include meat and vegetables. In this recipe we show how to make tolma with eggplant and tomatoes. Ingredients: 2 … Continue reading

FRIED NEW POTATOES WITH DILL

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

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

BUZHBUZHA

In this family recipe from Georgia’s Racha region we show how to make a delicious bacon meal. It is made with the famous Rachuli bacon from Racha but any good quality smoked, fatty bacon can be used. Ingredients: 300 grams of smoked, fatty bacon. We used Rachuli bacon from Georgia’s Racha region. Other ingredients: 5 onions, … Continue reading

CHICKEN TABAKA WITH HAZELNUT BAZHE SAUCE

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

EGGPLANT WITH HAZELNUTS AND HERBS

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 with hazelnuts and herbs. Ingredients: 1 kilo of eggplants, 400 grams of hazelnuts, 1 large onion, 4-5 cloves of garlic, 20 grams of … Continue reading

AJARIAN CHIRBULI

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

COTTAGE CHEESE WITH MINT WRAPPED IN SULGUNI

In this recipe from the Samegrelo region (Georgian: სამეგრელო) of western Georgia we show how to make a delicious appetizer made with cottage cheese and mint wrapped in very thin Sulguni cheese. Ingredients: 8 slices of very thin Sulguni cheese. This is Sulguni that has been partially boiled in water, kneaded and folded and then rolled out into thin … Continue reading

OJAKHURI WITH RACHULI BACON

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

EGGPLANT WITH MAYONNAISE AND HERBS

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

MUSHROOMS WITH WALNUTS AND GREEN ONION

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious meal of mushrooms, walnuts and green onion, flavored with fresh green coriander and garlic.  Ingredients: 500 grams of mushrooms, 200 grams of walnuts, 8-10 cloves of garlic (or less if you prefer), 500 grams of potatoes, 2 white onions, 8 green onions, 30 grams … Continue reading

AJAPSANDALI

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

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

CHICKEN LIVER WITH WALNUTS

In this family recipe we show how to make a chicken liver dish with walnuts and spices. Quick and easy to prepare, it makes a delicious meal. Ingredients: 1 kilo of chicken livers, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp of black pepper corns, 200 grams of walnuts, 5 tbs of white wine vinegar, 400 ml of water, … Continue reading

PRASIELA – LEEK WITH NUTS

In this old recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make Prasiela, a type of Pkhali or Fkhali (Georgian: ფხალი) that uses leeks and a spicy nut mixture. Served cold, Prasiela is delicious! Ingredients: 1.5 kilos of leeks, 400 grams of walnuts, 30 grams of fresh parsley, 30 grams of fresh green coriander, 3 garlic cloves, 1 … Continue reading

CHICKEN WITH GREEN GARLIC AND MUSHROOMS

In this family recipe from western Georgia we show how to make chicken with green garlic, leeks and mushrooms. Green garlic is young garlic, picked before the cloves have begun to mature. Ingredients: 400 grams of green garlic, 400 grams of leeks, 1 whole chicken or chicken breasts, 1 tbs of whole black pepper corns, 2 bay … 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