About Food – Chikhirtma

Chikhirtma (Georgian: ჩიხირთმა) is a boiled chicken and broth dish popular throughout Georgia as a family meal and also as a hangover cure. Turkey can be used instead of chicken but the dish is usually made with chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 5 eggs, 2 medium sized onions, 3 tbs of flour, 2 bay leaves, … Continue reading

About Food – Ossetian Chicken with Sour Cream

In this recipe from Ossetia we show how to make chicken with sour cream and herbs. This dish is usually made in a large clay pot, using a whole young chicken. We used a clay pot but the dish can also be made in a pan or in individual small clay pots. We used chicken … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Kharsho

Kharsho (Georgian: ხარშო), also known as Kharcho, is a traditional Georgian dish, usually made with beef or chicken. It can be made with walnuts and with or without rice. In this recipe we show how to make Kharsho with chicken. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken, 350 grams of walnuts, 2 medium sized onions, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 heaped tbs of … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Bratsula

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious flaky pastry filled with chicken and cheese, flavored with green onions and garlic. Ingredients (for 2 Chicken Bratsula): Dough – refer to our recipe for flaky pastry. Filling – 500 grams of chicken breast, 400 grams of new Imeretian cheese (mozzarella cheese can be substituted), 200 grams of butter, 4 garlic cloves, … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Chashushuli with Pumpkin Seeds

In this family recipe we show how to make a delicious chicken dish flavored with pumpkin seeds, fresh green coriander and garlic. Ingredients: 1 whole chicken or 1 kilo of chicken breasts, 3 onions, 3-4 cloves of garlic, 15 grams of fresh green coriander, 2 large tomatoes, 120 grams of pumpkin seeds, 1 tbs of … Continue reading

About Food – Rachuli Blackberry Sauce with Roast Chicken

Wild blackberries can be found throughout Georgia’s mountainous Racha region (Georgian: რაჭა) and the berries are used extensively in local cuisine. Blackberry sauce is used for special occasions and celebrations. In this recipe we show how to make Rachuli blackberry sauce to accompany a roast chicken. Ingredients: 400 grams of blackberries, 1 whole chicken, 25 grams of fresh green coriander, … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken with Eggplant and Spices

Eggplant dishes are very popular in Georgia and there are many variations. In this recipe we show how to make a popular family dish made with fried eggplant, chicken, sour cream and spices. Ingredients: 400 grams of chicken breast, 400 grams of eggplant, 1 tbs of red pepper, 1 ts of blue fenugreek, 1 ts of … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Tabaka with Hazelnut Bazhe Sauce

Chicken Tabaka is a popular dish in western Georgia. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, it can be eaten with or without an accompanying sauce. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious hazelnut bazhe sauce. Ingredients: 1 medium sized hen, 300 grams of hazelnuts, 50 ml of oil, 250 ml of … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Liver with Walnuts

In this family recipe we show how to make a chicken liver dish with walnuts and spices. Quick and easy to prepare, it makes a delicious meal. Ingredients: 1 kilo of chicken livers, 2 bay leaves, 1 tsp of black pepper corns, 200 grams of walnuts, 5 tbs of white wine vinegar, 400 ml of water, … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken with Green Garlic and Mushrooms

In this family recipe from western Georgia we show how to make chicken with green garlic, leeks and mushrooms. Green garlic is young garlic, picked before the cloves have begun to mature. Ingredients: 400 grams of green garlic, 400 grams of leeks, 1 whole chicken or chicken breasts, 1 tbs of whole black pepper corns, 2 bay … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Tabaka

Chicken Tabaka is a popular dish in western Georgia. Crispy on the outside and soft inside, it can be eaten with or without an accompanying sauce, such as Tkemali. In this recipe we made chicken tabaka with a delicious garlic sauce. Ingredients: 1 whole small young chicken, 50 ml of oil, coarse salt (amount dependent … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken Salad with Hazelnuts and Pomegranate Juice

Pomegranate is a popular ingredient in Georgian cuisine. In this family recipe we show how to make a chicken salad with hazelnuts and pomegranate juice. Ingredients: 800 grams of chicken breasts, 1 pomegranate, 150 grams of hazelnuts, 2 cloves of garlic, 1 level tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 level tsp of dried coriander, 1 heaped … Continue reading

About Food – Satsivi with Chicken

Satsivi (Georgian: საცივი) is a thick paste made from walnuts and served cold (‘Tsivi’ means ‘cold’ in Georgian). It is used in a variety of meat (usually chicken and turkey), fish and vegetable dishes. Traditional Satsivi, eaten at Christmas and New Year, is made with turkey. At other times of the year it is usually made … Continue reading

About Food – Ojakhuri with Chicken and Mushrooms

Ojakhuri is a popular type of Georgian family meal made with meat and usually fried potatoes. In this family recipe from the Racha region of Georgia we show how to make Ojakhuri using chicken and mushrooms. It’s simple to prepare and delicious! Ingredients: 600 grams of chicken breasts, 400 grams of mushrooms, 5 cloves of … Continue reading

About Food – Chakhokhbili

In this recipe we will show how to make a traditional Georgian dish called Chakhokhbili (Georgian: ჩახოხბილი). The name comes from the Georgian word “khokhobi” which means “pheasant,” but nowadays it is most usually made with chicken. Traditionally, a whole chicken, cut into pieces with the skin left on, is used but we made ours with chicken breasts. Ingredients: … Continue reading

About Food – Chicken with Sour Cream and Spices

Sour cream is used extensively in Georgian cuisine. In this family recipe we show how to make chicken with sour cream and spices. Ingredients: 700 grams of chicken breasts, 2 large onions, 50 grams of butter, 5 tbs of oil, 500 grams of sour cream, 200 ml of water, 1 tbs of black pepper, 5 … Continue reading

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  • Traditional Tushetian balconied house (“Karseani”).

  • View of Mtskheta from Jvari Monastery

  • The village of Gebi in Svaneti

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