About Food – Khabakhi (Fried Marrow)

In this recipe we will show how to make a popular Georgian family dish called Khabakhi (Georgian: ყაბაყი). It is made with marrow fried with vegetables and spices.

Ingredients (serves 3): 600 grams of marrow, 1 large sweet pepper, 150 grams of white onions, 1 large tomato, 70 grams of fresh parsley, 4 cloves of garlic, 100 ml of oil, 2 tbs of vinegar, half tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of black pepper, half tsp of dried Blue Fenugreek, salt (according to taste).

Preparation: Chop the marrow and other vegetables as shown in the picture below.

Add oil and chopped marrow to a pan. Sprinkle with salt and fry on both sides until the marrow is a crispy brown.

Mix the chopped onions and parsley in a bowl.

When the marrow is cooked, place it on top of the chopped onions and parsley and sprinkle with vinegar.

Add a little oil to a pan and when hot add the chopped tomatoes and stir continuously for 2-3 minutes.

Add the chopped sweet pepper and spices and stir for 2 minutes on a low heat.

Remove from pan and add to the bowl containing the cooked marrow and onions. Add crushed garlic.

Mix carefully.

Serving: Leave for 10 minutes to allow the flavors to fully blend and then serve. We served ours in individual pots.

Khabakhi is delicious hot or cold! We eat ours with Georgian Shotis Puri bread.


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20 Responses to “About Food – Khabakhi (Fried Marrow)”
  1. this looks deliscious! mmmmmmmmmmm 🙂

  2. Annie Smith says:

    Great food photography! I’ll try this recipe 🙂

  3. Marie says:

    Wow looks great! I might make it too!

  4. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Your marrow looks like what we call squash. I can never get squash to look that pretty and brown though. This dish looks yummy and I can almost smell it just looking at it. Thanks again for another great recipe. Your step by step directions are great! Hugs

  5. My, that looks good!

  6. sorrygnat says:

    The word “marrow” produced a small yuk within, daunting thought, eating marrow; but nevertheless i plunged into the blog. You make it so attractive and looks easy. If I were in Georgia, I would try it; best to you

  7. puzzle says:

    great! there are summers, we don’t know what to do with floods of zucchini, coming in all sizes from everybody with a garden … :roll;

  8. I should never read these posts when I am hungry 😉

    I will have to try this with my zucchini!

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