About Food – Lobio with Tomatoes and Spices

The Georgian word ‘lobio’ (Georgian: ლობიო) means ‘beans’ and there are a number of varieties of lobio dishes. In this recipe we show how to make lobio with tomatoes and spices.

Lobio with Tomatoes

Ingredients: 400 grams of kidney beans.

Lobio Beans

Other ingredients: 4 Bay leaves, 3 cloves of garlic, 4 white onions, 3 tomatoes, 20 grams of fresh green coriander, 20 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tsp of dried coriander, half tsp of dried Blue Fenugreek, 1 and half tsp red pepper and salt (quantity dependent on personal preference).

Ingredients for Lobio with Tomatoes


Soak beans in a deep cooking pot of cold water for two hours prior to cooking. Drain water and add the bay leaves, salt and 1.5 liters of fresh water.

Soaking Beans for Lobio Recipe

Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender.

Cooking Beans for Lobio Recipe

Chop the onions and fry in a little oil.

Frying Onions for Lobio Recipe

Chop the tomatoes and add, together with the fried onions, to a deep pot.

Tomatoes and Fried Onions for Lobio Recipe

Crush the garlic and add, together with the spices (except the red pepper), to the fried onions and tomatoes.

Adding Spices for Lobio with Tomatoes Recipe

Stir thoroughly and cook on a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the kidney beans and stir thoroughly. Chop the green coriander and add, together with the red pepper, to the pot. Stir thoroughly and cook for a further 5 minutes on a medium heat.

Stirring Ingredients for Lobio with Tomatoes Recipe

Serving: Serve hot, garnished with fresh chopped parsley and onion.

Lobio with Tomatoes Ready for Serving

Enjoy your lobio with tomatoes and spices!

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2 Responses to “About Food – Lobio with Tomatoes and Spices”
  1. Anastasia says:

    These beans look delicious! I think the dish could go well with ქაბაბი. What do you think?

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