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 a lamb filling. Fillings can also include Imeretian cheese mixed with cottage cheese; mushrooms; and mashed potato. City versions include kalakuri khinkali (with thinly chopped parsley) and khevsuruli khinkali (without parsley).
Kababi is a very popular meal in Georgia and can be flavored with a variety of spices. In this recipe we show how to make kababi wrapped in thin lavashi bread and flavored with spices and pomegranate juice. We have also included a recipe for a spicy tomato sauce to serve with the kababi.
Khachapuri 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.
In this article we will show how to make Megruli Khachapuri (Georgian: მეგრული ხაჭაპური) from Samegrelo region, a circular khachapuri with cheese added on top.
Cauliflower with walnuts
Cauliflower dishes are popular in Georgia and there are many variations. In this recipe we show how to make a family dish made with cauliflower and walnuts.
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.
Mchadi is a very popular cornbread traditionally eaten with lobio (beans) and cheese.
The Satsivi is a nutty sauce. With it can be pour any bird, fish, meat and vegetables. But, more specifically, Satsivi's a nutty sauce, ideal for turkey. And if you think about seriously, it would appear that there is no word in English language, which is broadcast to the true essence of this classic Georgian dish. There are about fifteen methods of prearation Satsivi Here is a rare and ancient recipe for this Georgian dish.
Chakhokhbili is a traditional Georgian dish. Its name comes from the Georgian word "khokhobi" which means "pheasant," indicating its true origins. *ajika is a Georgian condiment made from ground sweet and hot red peppers, coriander, garlic, salt and, sometimes, walnuts. It is as common in Georgia and the South Caucasus as ketchup is in North America. If you do not have ajika, substitute a good handful of crushed, dried red chiles or about a teaspoonful of cayenne pepper. Ajika is easy to make and keeps well in the refrigerator. If there is an interest, I can supply a favourite recipe.
Pelamushi (Georgian: ფელამუში) is a favorite Georgian dessert made mainly with pressed, condensed grape juice (badagi) and flour or flour plus corn flour. In this recipe we show how to make dark grape pelamushi with flour plus corn flour. It has a different texture to pelamushi made solely with flour.
Churchkhela is a traditional sausage-shaped candy originating from the Caucasus region. It is a very popular food, combining two of Georgia’s favorites – grapes and nuts.
Made by repeatedly dipping a long string of nuts in concentrated fresh grape juice it is delicious and nutritious and often called the Georgian ‘Snickers’!
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.
Kuchmachi (Georgian: კუჭმაჭი) is a traditional Georgian dish of Chiken livers, hearts and gizzards with walnuts and pomegranate seeds for topping.
Ajapsandali (Georgian: აჯაფსანდალი) is a Georgian vegetarian dish popular as a family meal.
Kupati (Georgian: კუპატი) is a type of Georgian sausage that is made from pork. It's popular in the Caucasus region.
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 pork.