About Food – Kababi with Pomegranate Juice

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.

Kababi with Pomegranate Seeds Ready for Serving

Ingredients (for kababi): Four thin lavashi breads (see picture below).


Other ingredients (for kababi): 600 grams of pork/beef mix minced meat, 1 egg, 1 tbs of tomato puree, 1 tsp of dried Berberis berries, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of red pepper, 1 medium sized onion, 1 medium sized red onion (for garnish), 100 grams of flour (for coating the kababi) 2 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp of dried Blue Fenugreek, salt (amount dependent upon personal preference), 2 tbs of pomegranate juice, pomegranate seeds (for garnish) and 4-5 tbs of oil (for frying).

Preparation: Finely chop the onion and add, together with the other ingredients (except the flour, oil, pomegranate seeds and red onion), to a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon. The mixture should be quite firm.

Ingredients for Kababi Recipe

Dust a work surface with flour. Shape the kababi meat mixture into an oblong shape about 15 cm long.

Kababi Ready for Flour Covering

Roll the kababi to coat it in flour.

Rolling the Kababi in Flour

Add 4-5 tbs of oil to a pan. Heat until the oil is hot and then add the kababi. Cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes each side.

Frying Kababi

Place the cooked kababi on a thin lavashi and add cut onion, together with a sprinkling of red pepper and/or dried Berberis berries.

Kababi Prepared for Wrapping

Carefully roll the lavashi over the kababi until it is completely wrapped.

Wrapping a Kababi

Ingredients for spicy tomato sauce: 5 tbs of tomato puree, 1 medium sized onion, 1 clove of garlic, 2 tsp of dried red pepper (optional), half tsp of dried coriander, salt (amount dependent upon personal preference) and 20 grams of fresh parsley.

Preparation: Chop the onions and fresh parsley (not too finely) and add, together with the other ingredients, to a mixing bowl. Add 50 ml of boiled, cooled water.

Ingredients for Kababi Sauce

Thoroughly mix the ingredients with a wooden spoon.

Sauce for Kababi

Serving: Garnish the kababi with pomegranate seeds and red onion. Serve together with the spicy tomato sauce.

Kababi with Pomegranate Seeds and Tomato and Herb Spicy Sauce

Enjoy your Kababi!

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4 Responses to “About Food – Kababi with Pomegranate Juice”
  1. sybaritica says:

    Interesting recipe… those sound terrific!

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