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

GREEN AJIKA

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Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used as a condiment and also to flavor meat and fish dishes. It is made with hot peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make green ajika. Made with hot green peppers, this type of ajika is very spicy and … Continue reading

CHASHUSHULI WITH SUMMER SAVORY

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Chashushuli with Summer Savory is a family meal made with pork and Summer Savory herb. Ingredients (serves 5-6 people): 600 grams of pork, 3 white onions, 1 large tomato, 3 red peppers, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 heaped tsp of Summer Savory, salt (dependent upon personal preference), 2 tbs of white wine vinegar, 1 tsp of vinegar … Continue reading

LOBIO WITH MINT AND EGGS

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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 it with mint and eggs. Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans (lobio). 1 … Continue reading

SPICES AND HERBS USED IN GEORGIAN CUISINE

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A tradition of home-cooked meals means that markets in Georgia overflow with a vast array of spices and herbs that give Georgian cuisine its rich flavors and aromas. In this article we describe some of the spices and herbs that are most commonly used in Georgian cooking. We have included links to examples of our … Continue reading

CHICKEN WITH SPICY HAZELNUT SAUCE

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Nuts are a popular ingredient in Georgian cuisine. In this old, family recipe we show how to make a spicy hazelnut sauce for a fried chicken dish. Ingredients: 1 whole young chicken, 5 cloves of garlic, 150 grams of hazelnuts, 1 tsp of dried marigold, half tsp of dried coriander, half tsp of Blue Fenugreek, tiny pinch … 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

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

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

GREEN BEANS WITH NUTS

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Nuts are a popular ingredient in Georgian cuisine. In this recipe we will show how to make a delicious summer dish of green beans with nuts (Georgian: მწვანე ლობიო ნიგვზით) Ingredients: Green Beans! 1 kilo. Other ingredients: 200 grams of walnuts, 1 large onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 70 grams of fresh green coriander, 80 grams … Continue reading

EGGPLANT WITH SPICY MAYONNAISE

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In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian family dish of eggplant with spicy mayonnaise (Georgian: ბადრიჯანი მაიონეზით). This is primarily a summer dish and is served either warm or cold. Our version is quite spicy so you may want to reduce the quantities of spices or omit them. Ingredients (3 servings): 500 grams … Continue reading

LOBIO (GEORGIAN BEAN DISH)

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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

  • 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