About Food – Abkhazian Sauce

Abkhazian Sauce

In this recipe we show how to make a spicy Abkhazian sauce that is traditionally used to flavour meat and fish. The recipe uses sour plums called Alycha (also called Alucha), Ajika (a hot, spicy paste), Akhkhyla (Abkhazian spice mix), garlic and Summer Savory. Ingredients: 1.5 kilos of alycha (sour plum), 2 tbs of ajika (click for recipe), … 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 – 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 – Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce

Dishes made with zucchini (also called courgette) are popular in Georgia. There are many variations and in this family recipe we show how to make fried zucchini with a spicy sauce flavored with Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა). Ajika is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor food mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. Made, with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices … Continue reading

About Food – Beef with Mushrooms and Ajika

Beef with Mushrooms

Beef is a popular meat in Georgia. In this family recipe we show how to make a beef and mushroom dish flavored with spicy ajika. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. In … Continue reading

About Food – Eggplant with Ajika and Mayonnaise

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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 eggplant with ajika and mayonnaise. Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is … Continue reading

About Food – Apyrpylchapa

Apyrpylchapa

Apyrpylchapa is a dish from Abkhazia region made with marinated sweet peppers, walnuts and herbs. Similar versions are made in other regions of Georgia, especially in western Georgia. Ingredients for filling: 6 large, sweet red peppers, 200 grams of walnuts, 1 tbs Ajika (click here for a recipe), 2 cloves of garlic, 1 onion, 10 grams of fresh parsley, 1 tbs of … Continue reading

About Food – Ajika with Tomatoes

Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. In appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make ajika with tomatoes. … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Liver with Ajika and Summer Savory

Chicken Liver with Ajika and Summer Savory

Chicken liver with Ajika (with nuts) and Summer Savory is a delicious family meal with a piquant flavor. Ingredients: 1 kilo of chicken liver, 3 medium size onions, 2 tbs of ajika with nuts (see link at the foot of this article to see a step-by-step recipe), half a tsp of Summer Savory, 150 ml of … Continue reading

About Food – Green Ajika

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Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used as a condiment and also to flavor meat and fish dishes. It is made with hot peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make green ajika. Made with hot green peppers, this type of ajika is very spicy … Continue reading

About Food – Megrelian Ajika

Megrelian Ajika Ready to be Served

Ajika (Georgian: აჯიკა) is a hot, spicy paste used to flavor meat and fish dishes mainly in Samegrelo and Abkhazia. It is made with hot red peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. In appearance and consistency ajika resembles Italian red pesto. There are several types of ajika. In this recipe we show how to make Megrelian ajika. This … Continue reading

About Food – Spices and Herbs used in Georgian Cuisine

Georgian Spices

A tradition of home-cooked meals means that markets in Georgia overflow with a vast array of spices and herbs that give Georgian cuisine its rich flavors and aromas. In this article we describe some of the spices and herbs that are most commonly used in Georgian cooking. We have included links to examples of our … Continue reading