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Imeretian Cusine


Imeretian Khachapuri Khachapuri on spit Lobiani Khinkali
it is simply round bread stuffed with cheese. Its special taste comes from the typical Imeratin cheese used for the filling. this delicious Khachapuri of an unusual shape is very popular in Imereti region. It is simply skewered Sulguni cheese with wrapped dough around it. is similar to Khachapuri however instead of cheese it is filled with beans. Georgian dumplings filled with spiced meat, herbs and onion. Instead of meat mushrooms, potatoes or cheese can be used as a filling. It is another meal which is considered to be one of Georgia’s national dishes.
Lobio Mchadi Pkhali Aubergine and Pepper with walnuts
“lobio” in Georgian means beans. It is a very popular dish and there are many varieties of it. The bean is either cooked or stewed and it is prepared with coriander, walnuts, garlic and onion. it is fired or baked bread prepared with corn maze flour. It is very often served with lobio. one of the most popular ingredients in Imeretian cuisine are nuts and you can find them in many types of dishes. Phali is a combination of ground walnuts mixed with vinegar, onions, garlic, spices, herbs and minced vegetables. It can be made with different vegetables like cabbage, aubergine, spinach, beans or beetroot. this is another delicious combination of vegetable and nuts. The filling is made with ground walnuts, garlic, vinegar, garlic, herbs and spices. It is later used to either stuff sweet pepper or to make aubergine rolls.
Tomato and cucumber salad in a walnut sauce Chicken Satsivi Chakhokhbili Mtsvadi
it is a very simple but delicious meal. The vegetables are garnished with parsley, purple basil, scallions or shallots and served with a walnut dressing. a meal prepared from boild pieces of chicken meat in a walnut sauce. It is a spicy meal prepared from tarragon-infused beef soup and stewed chicken with herbs. is a Georgian type of shish kebab prepared mostly from beef and served with onions
Kharcho Sulguni Imeretian cheese Pickeled vegetable
it is a type of soup with beef, rice, cherry plum purée and chopped walnuts. Georgian cuisine cannot exist without cheese which is a very popular ingredient added to many dishes. One of the most popular is pickled cheese called Sulguni. you can find it anywhere in Georgia however its origins come from Imereti region. It is a curd cheese made from cow milk. It matures quickly within one or two days. It is soft and has a salty, sour taste. Georgians are masters of pickled vegetables. On local bazaars one can find pickled cabbage, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, flowers, onions, garlic simply everything. The pickles are a perfect addition to a typical Georgian table.
Tkemali Churchhela
the most popular Georgian sour plum sauce made of cherry plums. It also contains garlic, pennyroyal, coriander, dill, chili pepper and salt. a traditional Georgian sausage-shaped candy. Different types of nuts are threaded onto a string, dipped in a grape juice or fruit juices and dried.
 

Imeretian Cusine

Colourful Georgian dishes prepared with rich, aromatic spices and herbs attract all food lovers. Their taste stays in the memory for a long time. It is beyond the question that one of Georgia’s biggest attractions is its cuisine. It is very well differentiated and it offers big variety of meat & fish dishes together with various vegetarian meals. Therefore basically anyone will find something good and tasty for themselves. The country is located at the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Merchants who travelled from one continent to another were trading their goods in Georgia for thousands years. As a consequence, in Georgian cuisine, you can find influences from Turkey, Iran, Russia, China, India, Armenia and many other countries.

Imeretian cuisine is considered to be one of the best in the country even by Georgians themselves. Kutaisi belonged to one of the cities which laid on the historical Silk Route. As a result the region developed its own culinary tradition. Most of the dishes are similar to the ones from other parts of Georgia however because of the way they are prepared and the spices added to the meals their flavour is unique and unforgettable.

Among many delicious meals there are some which everyone should try while visiting the region...

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