About Food – Lobio with Marinated Peppers

Lobio with Marinated Peppers

Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinated vegetables. The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish and in this family recipe we show how to make lobio with marinated peppers. Ingredients: 700 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 300 … Continue reading

About Food – Gebzhalia with Matsoni

Gebzhalia with Matsoni

Gebzhalia (Georgian: გებჟალია) is a softened cheese dish from Georgia’s Samegrelo region. Traditionally prepared using cottage cheese, it can also be made with matsoni. In this recipe we have used 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 … Continue reading

About Food – Abkhazian Eggplant with Walnuts and Ajika

Eggplant with Walnuts and Red Ajika

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 Abkhazian eggplant with walnuts, flavored with spicy ajika and Abkhazian spice mix (Akhkhyla). Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish … Continue reading

About Food – Ossetian Chicken with Sour Cream

Ossetian Chicken with Sour Cream

In this recipe from Ossetia we show how to make chicken with sour cream and herbs. This dish is usually made in a large clay pot, using a whole young chicken. We used a clay pot but the dish can also be made in a pan or in individual small clay pots. We used chicken … Continue reading

About Food – Oyster Mushrooms with Rachuli Bacon

Oyster Mushrooms with Rachuli Bacon

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 recipe we show how to prepare wild oyster mushrooms with bacon. We used smoked bacon from Georgia’s Racha region. This particular bacon is famous throughout Georgia for … Continue reading

About Food – Lobio with Atria

Lobio with Atria

Lobio with Atria (Georgian: ატრია). Atria is a boiled dough, usually made from the leftover dough after making Khinkali. It is popular throughout Georgia, especially in mountain areas and eastern Georgia. Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans. Ingredients (for Lobio): 500 grams of kidney beans, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp of … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Kharsho

Chicken Kharsho

Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Kharsho with chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 350 grams of walnuts, 2 medium sized onions, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 heaped tbs of … Continue reading

About Food – Eggs with a Garlic and Mayonnaise Sauce

Eggs with Garlic and Mayonnaise Sauce

In this family recipe we show how to make eggs with a delicious garlic and mayonnaise sauce, flavored with herbs and ajika. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. Ingredients: 6 eggs. For the sauce: 400 grams of … Continue reading

About Food – Tenili Cheese

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Tenili cheese (Georgian: ტენილი ყველი) is Meskhetian cheese made in Georgia’s Samtskhe-Javakheti and Kvemo Kartli regions from sheep or cow’s milk. The milk used must have a high fat content. Because it is difficult to make it was usually only made for celebrations. The technique for making this type of cheese was nearly lost but … Continue reading

About Food – Ojakhuri with Rachuli Bacon and Salad

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Ojakhuri is the generic name for meat (usually pork) and fried potatoes. In this family recipe we show how to make Ojakhuri with Rachuli bacon, fried potatoes and a salad that would be served at a supra (Georgian feast). Ingredients: 1 kilo of potatoes, 200 grams of Imeretian cheese, 400 grams of Rachuli bacon (or … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Bratsula

Chicken Bratsula

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious flaky pastry filled with chicken and cheese, flavored with green onions and garlic. Ingredients (for 2 Chicken Bratsula): Dough – refer to our recipe for flaky pastry. Filling – 500 grams of chicken breast, 400 grams of new Imeretian cheese (mozzarella cheese can be substituted), 200 grams of butter, 4 garlic cloves, … Continue reading

About Food – Pastry with Lobio and Fried Onions

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Kidney beans (lobio) are the main ingredient in Georgia’s famous Lobiani bean bread. In this family recipe from Georgia’s Imereti region we show how to make a pastry filled with kidney beans, flavored with fried onions and spices. Ingredients (filling for 6 to 8 servings): 1 kilo of kidney beans, 4 onions, 80 grams of parsley, 1 … Continue reading

About Food – Lobio with Pomegranate Juice

Lobio with Pomegranate Juice

Lobio (Georgian: ლობიო) is a popular Georgian dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinated vegetables. The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish and in this family recipe we show how to make lobio flavoured with pomegranate juice. Ingredients: 800 grams of red lobio (kidney … Continue reading

About Food – Beetroot with Mayonnaise

Beetroot with Mayonnaise

Beetroot dishes are popular in Georgia, especially in winter. In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious and refreshing beetroot and mayonnaise dish flavored with Georgian tomato sauce and spices. Ingredients: 1 kilo of beetroot, 100 grams of mayonnaise, 80 grams of parsley, 120 grams of green onion, 50 ml of tomato sauce … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Chashushuli with Pumpkin Seeds

Chicken Chashushuli with Pumpkin Seeds

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious chicken dish flavored with pumpkin seeds, fresh green coriander and garlic. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken or 1 kilo of chicken breasts, 3 onions, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 15 grams of fresh green coriander, 2 large tomatoes, 120 grams of pumpkin seeds, 1 tbs of … Continue reading

About Food – Tarragon and Egg Flaky Pastry

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Georgians are very fond of the herb tarragon, which they call tarkhuna (Georgian: ტარხუნა), and find many ways to eat it, including adding it to meat stews, grilled trout and herb salads. There is even an emerald green tarragon-flavored soda drink! In this recipe we will show you how to make a popular Georgian tarragon and egg flaky pastry. Ingredients … Continue reading

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