About Food – Lobio Soup

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 a delicious soup with lobio, vegetables and spices.

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Ingredients: 300 grams of lobio (kidney beans), 2 potatoes, 1 tomato, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 4 cloves of garlic, 4 bay leaves, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 tbs of red pepper, 3 tbs of oil and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).

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Preparation: Soak the beans in a deep cooking pot of cold water for two hours prior to cooking. Drain water and add the bay leaves and up to 2 liters of fresh water.

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Cook on a medium heat until the beans are tender.

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Chop the onion and slice the carrot and add to a pan containing 3 tbs of oil. Fry on a medium heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

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Chop and add the tomato to the pan and continue frying for 3-4 minutes. Add the fried onion, tomato and carrot to the pot containing the cooked lobio.

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Peel and cube the potato and crush the garlic and add, together with the spices and salt, to the pot. Add one and a half liters of water. Stir and cook on a medium heat until the potatoes are cooked.

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Serving: Serve hot.

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Enjoy your Lobio Soup!

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