RACHULI MCHADI WITH BACON

Mchadi is a very popular cornbread traditionally eaten with lobio (beans) and cheese. In this family recipe from Georgia’s Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) we show how to make Mchadi filled with smoked Rachuli bacon and decorated with a pattern made with a traditional wooden Sachrelelbeli. Ingredients: 600 grams of cornmeal, 300 grams of bacon, 100 grams of … Continue reading

CHEESE, MUSHROOM AND TARRAGON TAPAMTSVARI

Wild Oyster mushrooms are called ‘Kalmakha’ in Georgia and grow on the bark of trees. They look, smell and taste like oysters and are a popular appetizer in Georgia. In this family breakfast recipe we show how to prepare wild oyster mushrooms with tarragon and Imeretian cheese. Ingredients: 400 grams of Oyster Mushrooms, 30 grams of tarragon, … Continue reading

BLACKBERRY MURABA

Blackberry Muraba is a preserve made with blackberries and sugar. It can be eaten as a dessert or used as a jam. In Georgia, it is usually made in July when blackberries are ripe. It can be made with or without water. Making it without water produces a thicker muraba. Ingredients: 2 kilos of blackberries and 2 kilos … Continue reading

EGGPLANT WITH HERBS AND TOMATOES

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 herbs and tomatoes. Ingredients: Half kilo of eggplants, 3 large juicy tomatoes, 3 white onions, 1 hot green pepper, 10 grams of basil, 10 … Continue reading

RACHULI BLACKBERRY SAUCE WITH ROAST CHICKEN

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

EGGPLANT WITH AJIKA AND MAYONNAISE

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 ajika and mayonnaise. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is … Continue reading

OSTRI

Ostri is a hot, spicy beef stew that is very popular in Georgia, both as a home prepared meal and as a dish in restaurants. Ingredients: 800 grams of lean beef, 100 grams of butter, 3 large onions, 4 large tomatoes, 1 tbs of hot red pepper, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 200 grams of marinated … Continue reading

CHERRY MURABA

Cherry Muraba is a preserve made with cherries and sugar. It can be eaten as a dessert or used as a jam. In Georgia, it is usually made in June when cherries are ripe. It can be made with or without water. Making it without water produces a very thick muraba. In this recipe we have made it … Continue reading

FYDZHIN – OSSETIAN MEAT PIE

In this traditional Ossetian recipe we show how to make Fydzhin, one of the most popular Ossetian dishes. A meat filled pie, it can be made with a beef filling or a mix of beef and pork or beef and lamb. We made ours with beef and pork. This meat filled pie is similar to Svanetian Kubdari (Georgian: კუბდარი) … Continue reading

NEW POTATO AND CHEESE SOUP

In this quick and easy to make family recipe we show how to make a delicious soup with new potatoes, cheese, sour cream and dill. Ingredients: 300 grams of small new potatoes, 200 grams of new Imeretian cheese (or mozzarella), 2 green onions, 200 grams of sour cream, 1 egg, 1 tsp of black pepper, 1 … Continue reading

BOILED AND FRIED KHACHAPURI

This recipe for boiled and also fried khachapuri is from a Georgian cookery book published in 1909. This dish is rarely prepared these days as the recipe has been largely forgotten. There are several versions, including with or without cheese. The boiled khachapuri can be served with butter, sour cream or a sprinkling of cinnamon and … Continue reading

OSSETIAN MEATBALLS IN TOMATO SAUCE

In this traditional recipe from South Ossetia we show how to make meatballs in tomato sauce topped with a hard boiled egg. The dish is also popular in Shida Kartli region (Georgian: შიდა ქართლი). Ingredients for meat balls: 600 grams of minced beef, 2 eggs, 200 grams of white bread, 1 level tsp of Summer Savoury, … Continue reading

APYRPYLCHAPA

Apyrpylchapa is a dish from Abkhazia region made with marinated sweet peppers, walnuts and herbs. Similar versions are made in other regions of Georgia, especially in western Georgia. Ingredients for filling: 6 large, sweet red peppers, 200 grams of walnuts, 1 tbs Ajika (click here for a recipe), 2 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, 10 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tbs of dried hot red … Continue reading

KHACHAPURI WITH TARRAGON

Georgians are very fond of the herb tarragon, which they call tarkhuna (Georgian: ტარხუნა). It used to flavor meat stews, grilled trout, salads and many other dishes. In this recipe we show how to make a khachapuri flavored with tarragon. Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is justifiably considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes and is popular in restaurants and in … Continue reading

CHICKEN WITH EGGPLANT AND SPICES

Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and there are many variations. In this recipe we show how to make a popular family dish made with fried eggplant, chicken, sour cream and spices. Ingredients: 400 grams of chicken breast, 400 grams of eggplant, 1 tbs of red pepper, 1 ts of blue fenugreek, 1 ts of dried … Continue reading

BEEF KHARSHO

Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken but can also be made with other meats. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Kharsho with beef and rice. Ingredients: 700 grams of beef, 100 grams of … 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