Georgian traditional cuisine will surprise you at the first side and then you will definitely fall in love with it. The secret ingredient of making it is a Georgian soil – natural and mineral-rich Georgian lands that grows its products health and tasty.
Each historical province of Georgia has its own distinct culinary tradition, with variations such as Megrelian, Kakhetian, and Imeretian cuisines. Rich with meat dishes, the Georgian cuisine also offers a variety of vegetarian dishes.
Traditional Georgian feast is called “Supra”. Here you can find very, very long list of dishes that is endless, but I’ll try to make this list short and give you some advises and information about Georgian traditional foods that really worth to try.
Note! If you are hungry, I warn you not to read this blog until you eat something.
are you ready? lets begin!
Kachapuri is my favourite, the number 1 dish. Khachapuri is a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread.The bread is leavened and allowed to rise, and is shaped in various ways, usually with cheese in the middle and a crust which is ripped off and used to dip in the cheese. There are several distinctive types of khachapuri in Georgian food from different regions of Georgia.
A juicy meat dumpling which originated in the Georgian mountain regions and are made to be eaten by hand. Khinkali is the visit card of Georgia. If you visit this country you must not leave it,without trying it.
It is Georgian barbeque, meat grilled to over a grape vinewood fire.
4. Lobio in the pot
Lobio is a popular dish made with kidney beans and usually eaten with Mchadi and marinaded vegetables . The Georgian word ‘lobio’ means ‘beans’. There are a number of varieties of this dish.
Mchadi is a traditional Georgian cornbread traditionally eaten with Lobio and cheese.
Pkhali is a traditional Georgian dish of chopped and minced vegetables, made of cabbage, eggplant, spinach, beans, beets and combined with ground walnuts, vinegar, onions, garlic, and herbs.
It is a walnut sauce with garlic and spices for chicken or turkey.
8. Shoti bread
A newly baked bread in the round clay owen “tone” in the yard.
It is the traditional Georgian national dessert. After the grapes are harvested, people make it with grape juice and nuts.
And finally the Georgian Wine
Geogian wine is one of the oldest in the world. Georgia has 8000 years of unbroken tradition of winemaking, which is proved by multiple archeological excavations and historical facts. UNESCO added the ancient traditional Georgian winemaking method using the Kvevri clay jars to the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.