LOBIO WITH TOMATOES AND SPICES

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The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make lobio with tomatoes and spices. Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans. Other ingredients: 4 Bay leaves, 3 cloves of garlic, 4 white onions, 3 tomatoes, 20 grams of fresh green … Continue reading

CHICKEN LIVER WITH RED WINE AND SVANETIAN SALT

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In this recipe we show how to make a chicken liver dish that uses Svanetian salt as a flavoring. Ingredients (4 servings): 1 kilo of chicken liver, 4 bay leaves, 1 tbs coarse dried hot pepper, 1 tbs of Svanetian salt, 2 juicy tomatoes, 2 onions, 150 ml of red wine, 1 tbs of vinegar, 10 grams of … Continue reading

MOKHRAKULI KHACHAPURI

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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

SPICY BEEF AND PORK CUTLETS WITH MASHED POTATO

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Homemade minced meat cutlets are a popular family meal. Our recipe uses beef and pork, white bread, spices and onions. We served ours with mashed potato made with ground red pepper and fried onions. Ingredients for beef and pork patties: 500 grams of minced beef and pork mix, 1 medium sized onion, 1 egg, 200 grams of cornflour, 1 … Continue reading

EKALA (ეკალა)

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The Ekala (ეკალა) plant (Smelax excelsa) is a type of spinach used in the cuisine of the Imereti region of Georgia (Georgian: იმერეთი). In this recipe we will show how to prepare and cook Ekala. Ingredients (2-3 servings): 1 kilo of fresh Ekala, 200 grams of walnuts, 1 clove of garlic, 1 medium size onion, 3-4 tbs of wine … Continue reading

GEORGIAN SALAD

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Georgia is blessed with wonderful fresh vegetables, ideal for making delicious, refreshing salads. This recipe uses Georgian Imeretian cheese but a substitute could be mozzarella cheese. Ingredients: Tomatoes, fresh parsley, fresh purple basil, green peppers, onion, 1.5 tbs white wine vinegar, 1 tbs vegetable oil and Imeretian cheese. Preparation. Chop the tomatoes and add to a … Continue reading

CHAKAPULI (GEORGIAN: ჩაქაფული)

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Chakapuli (Georgian: ჩაქაფული) is a popular Georgian stew made with lamb or beef, dry white wine, tarragon leaves, unripe (sour) green plums, green onions, green peppers, green coriander, garlic and salt. It is popular in the Spring when the plums are unripe. Ingredients (6 servings): 700 grams of diced lamb or beef. 150 grams of wild sour green plums. 200 … Continue reading

LOBIO WITH NUTS (ლობიო ნიგვზით)

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Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო), is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinaded vegetables. The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish and in this recipe we show how to make a particular Georgian favorite – lobio with nuts. Ingredients (4-6 servings): 400 grams … Continue reading

CHICKEN BARBECUE

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Barbecued meat is very popular in Georgia both as a family meal and also at feasts and celebrations. Pork is the most popular meat, followed by chicken. In this recipe we will show you how to prepare barbecued chicken. Ingredients: 1 kilo of chicken breasts, 1 large onion, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tbs of … Continue reading

CHAKHOKHBILI – CHICKEN WITH EGGS & HERBS

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In this recipe we will show how to make a traditional Georgian dish called Chakhokhbili (Georgian: ჩახოხბილი). The name comes from the Georgian word “khokhobi” which means “pheasant,” but nowadays it is most usually made with chicken. Chakhokhbili is usually made using a whole chicken, cut into pieces with the skin left on but we made ours with chicken … Continue reading

KHACHAPURI – GEORGIAN CHEESE BREAD

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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

MAKING GEORGIAN FLAKY PASTRY

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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

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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

INTRODUCTION TO GEORGIAN SALADS

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Georgia is blessed with wonderful fresh vegetables, ideal for making delicious, refreshing salads. Ingredients. The basic ingredients of a Georgian salad consist of tomatoes, fresh parsley, purple basil, green peppers, red onion and cucumbers. Cheese (Georgian Imeritian) or walnuts can also be added. You will also need ground coriander, salt, ground red pepper and ground marigold if you … Continue reading

GEORGIAN BREAD (PART 2)

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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

TOLMA – STUFFED PEPPERS

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Tolma (Georgian: ტოლმა ბულგარული წიწაკით), known as Dolma in Armenia and Azerbaijan, is a popular meal in Georgia and many other countries and there are many variations. It usually describes a filled, hollowed-out vegetable or a filling wrapped in a leaf. Vegetables used to contain a filling include tomato, eggplant, pepper, apple and zucchini. Leaf wrappings include vine and … 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