Khinkali – Georgian Soup Dumplings

If I was asked what are the 2 main dishes in the Georgian cuisine, it would be the amazingly delicious cheese bread – Khachapuri and these juicy ground beef dumplings. These are rarely made at home nowadays, as there are lots of Restaurants in Georgia that are specializing in Khinkali as a main dish, but…

Brussels sprouts with Maple Syrup

I fell in love with Brussels Spouts after we moved to the US.  The way they are cooked here is absolutely delicious.  This recipe is one of my favorite versions with Maple syrup and bacon. Ingredients: 1 bag (about 500gr – 1 pound) medium sized Brussels spouts 3 table spoons of Maple syrup 1 table…

Simple Pasta with Tuna

I absolutely love simple meals, that take 20-30 min to cook and taste like you’ve ordered them from a restaurant.  Even better if these dishes can be made from the pantry staples like pasta and canned tuna.  So here’s one of me favorite dinner recipes. Video recipe available on my Instagram @KetisKitchen Ingredients (serves 3-4):…

Mom’s Heartful Beef Stew

This is my mom’s delicious, slow cooked beef stew.  It takes a little while to cook, but is absolutely wonderful and always feels like home.  Perfect for rainy or snowy Sunday afternoons. Ingredients (Serves 4-6): 2 pounds of stew beef chunks 1 large red onion, whole peeled 4 medium potatoes, cut in medium squares Bunch…

Ukrainian Borsch with Georgian spices

Vegetable soups are a favorite dish in our house.  I make them at least twice a week.  Mostly it is cauliflower / carrot-based soups, but recently my kids requested the “red soup”, meaning Ukrainian Borsch.  It was a huge success, so here is the recipe: Ingredients plus preparation (sauté all vegetables in olive oil in…

Adjapsandali – Vegetable Ragout Georgian style

Every family in Georgia has their own version of making Adjapsandali.  The order of frying vegetables and mixing them is different, the combination of vegetables used is different, how they are cut varies.  This is my version of this delicious veggie dish, but you are free to add or remove the vegetables as you wish,…

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

There are so many wonderful recipes of meatballs in tomato sauce out there, but this is my slightly modified version that we normally eat without pasta as it already has rice in it. What you will need 1 pound ground beef 4 tb. sp. Jasmine rice Onion powder 1 chopped carrot 1 chopped red onion…

Super Easy Chicken Thai Curry

This is one of the dishes that I make almost every week for my family.  I am sure this recipe is very far from the original Thai curry which probably requires at least fish sauce and ginger, but this is the version that my whole family loves and it takes 20 minutes to cook. What…

Eggplants with walnut stuffing

This appetizer is served cold and goes very well with Hachapuri and Georgian cheese – Sulguni. From experience I’ve discovered that for those who have not tried Georgian cuisine before, this dish might be a hit or miss.  I personally love it, as it is very filling, yet vegetable based and without dairy. What you will…

Favorite starter – grated potato salad (aka Mimoza)

I love making this salad, as it’s super simple and most of the ingredients I always have at home.  It probably has either Russian or Ukrainian origins, but some variations of it are very popular in Georgia. It really is everyone’s favorite and a biggest surprise and sometimes disappointment for kids.  They always think it’s…