TOLMA – STUFFED CABBAGE LEAVES

Tolma (Georgian: კომბოსტოს ტოლმა), known as Dolma in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, 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 cabbage. … Continue reading

KHINKALI

Khinkali (Georgian: ხინკალი) is a very popular Georgian dumpling made of twisted knobs of dough, stuffed with meat and spices. It is considered to be one of the national dishes of Georgia. Different regions of Georgia make khinkali with different fillings. The most popular filling is a pork/beef mix. In the mountains, khinkali is often made with … Continue reading

CHICKEN LIVER CHASHUSHULI

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish made with chicken liver, onions, wine and spices. Ingredients (3-4 servings): 500 gms of chicken liver, 30 ml of oil, 100 ml of white wine, 3 bay leaves, 2 tbs of white wine vinegar, salt and black pepper, 2 large white onions, 1 … 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

BAZHE SAUCE

Bazhe is a Georgian sauce made with walnuts, garlic and spices. In this recipe we show how to make Bazhe sauce with chicken. Ingredients (serves 2): 2 marinaded chicken breasts. A recipe for a typical marinade can be found here. Marinade the chicken and leave covered in a refrigerator for at least 12 hours. Ingredients for sauce: 400 … Continue reading

POTATO, RICE AND HERB SOUP WITH 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 the Caucasus region it is rich in mineral content, protein and calcium and renowned for its health giving properties. In Georgia, matsoni is popular with children and is used in cooking, especially … 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

LOBIO (GEORGIAN BEAN DISH)

Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო), is a popular 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 we will show how to make one of the most popular. Ingredients (4 servings): 400 grams of dried red kidney beans. … 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

WALNUTS AND SPICES WRAPPED IN CABBAGE LEAVES

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian dish of walnuts and spices wrapped in cabbage leaves. It is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit some. Ingredients: 1 medium size cabbage, 250 grams of walnuts, 1 tsp dried Blue Fenugreek, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp … 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