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Best Delicacies of Georgia That Travellers Shouldn’t Miss Out

By Siddhi - July 21, 2020
Georgian Cuisine

Georgian cuisine has flavours from European and Middle Eastern foods. Many of the top restaurants in Eastern Europe, and especially Russia, are Georgian. This is an indication of how excellent this cuisine is! Georgian cuisine is still largely unknown to the rest of the planet. Discover this excellent cuisine made from potatoes, meat, bread and cheese with the most unexpected sweets! Check out some of the best delicacies of Georgia mentioned in the listing below!

 

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Best Delicacies of Georgia

  1. Gebjalia
  2. Kubdari
  3. Salad
  4. Jonjoli
  5. Pickles
  6. Elarji
  7. Badrijani nigvzit
  8. Adjika
  9. Wine
  10. Tone bread
  11. Ajapsandali
  12. Gozinaki

1. Gebjalia

It is just another dish from the Samegrelo zone. It consists of cheese rolls dipped in a blend of milk, sour cream and nadughi (ricotta-like cheese). Lastly, the flavour of the cheese rolls is enhanced with salt, pepper and mint.

2. Kubdari

Kubdari in Georgia
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This meat pie is a traditional dish in the Svaneti area. The filling of the kubdari includes bits of meat, which may be pork, lamb or goat. It is finally, seasoned with onions and Georgian spice.

 

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3. Salad

There is a small selection of typical salads in Georgian cuisine. Salad is typically a cut of tomatoes, cucumber and onions seasoned with salt and green chilli on the side. However, as walnuts fascinate Georgians, they add walnut sauce to this basic salad. This makes it even more tasty and special.

4. Jonjoli

Jonjoli in Georgia
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This Georgian pickled sprout contains flavours of vegetables with oil and onions. It goes well enough with lobio, boiled potatoes and with other pickled vegetables. Pickled vegetables such as pepper, tomatoes, cucumber and garlic add the perfect essence to it. Don’t miss out to try this dish as it’s one of the best delicacies of Georgia!

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5. Pickles

Firstly, Georgia has a love for pickles. Pickling preserves vegetables for intake during the change of seasons and provides us with much-needed intestinal flora. You can see pickled peppers, onions, beets and jonjoli in Georgia. These are a perfect light companion to heavy Georgian dishes. The sole reason is that the flavours and spices make the Georgian table so unique.

 

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6. Elarji

Firstly, this dish contains maize flour, cornmeal and sulguni cheese from the Samegrelo district. The cornflour and cornmeal thickens which results in a stretchy paste, and the bar of cheese which is added makes it more stretchy. You may eat simple elarji, or pour bazhe on it. The elarji type is ghomi, which is pure cornmeal and meal of cornflour. Afterwards, you may add sulguni on to your plate. Similarly to elarji, you can enjoy ghomi, but most of the time it is served as a side dish. The texture is incredibly dense. You can eat Elarji in some restaurants with a Georgian sauce. The sauce consists of walnuts, garlic, and spices. Isn’t your mouth watering already to gorge on the best delicacies of Georgia?

7. Badrijani nigvzit

Badrijani nigvzit
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Briefly, this is walnut-paste in eggplant rolls. Pretty much a favourite and easy to make on Georgian bed. Large strips of fried eggplant are smeared with a tasty garlic and walnut sauce. These can be left unrolled, or often moulded into coils. For a final touch of tartness, they are usually capped with a few pomegranate seeds. This is undoubtedly one of the best delicacies of Georgia.

8. Adjika

This is a Georgian sweet yet spicy dish made with regional combinations of hot peppers, garlic, herbs, and spices. Many believe that it started in the Abkhazia breakaway region. You can look forward to this best delicacy from Georgia and it would surely become an addiction once you try it. The condiment ranges from being a sauce, to a dry powder. Finally, it is blended to a deep paste and Adjika is served along with other meals. If you inquire for their adjika recipe from a Georgian you can never find the same version twice. Thus, the most authentic walnut paste is sweet, sometimes a tad sour and very aromatic.

 

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9. Wine

Georgia is one of the oldest wine-making nations in the world, with over 8,000 years of unbroken viticultural tradition. Wine is fundamental to the Georgian table, it is the pride of Georgian heritage, and its original type – the qvevri tradition – has preserved its development. The qvevri is an egg-shaped vessel made of clay that has been listed as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

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It has been used in wine production since the beginning of its illustrious existence. You can taste several different styles of wine produced in Georgia. The amber-tinted wine, is produced by ensuring that the juice from the grapes is in contact with the grape flesh. This sticks out and matches well with several dishes. Lastly, this wine is enjoyed with toasts, used in ceremonies and drunk in huge gallons.

10. Tone bread

Firstly, bread is an integral part of a Georgian meal and baked in a clay oven set underground. The oven heats up by a fire at the centre. Lastly, on the walls of the oven, the bread dough is slapped for baking. It is a part and parcel of the best delicacies of Georgia.

11. Ajapsandali

Ajapsandali in Georgia
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It’s one of the best delicacies of Georgia! Do not hesitate to choose this famous traditional Azerbaijani, Georgian and Armenian family meal if you are a vegetarian. The primary ingredients are aubergines, onions, bell peppers, garlic, and coriander. To taste your healthy Ajapsandali add chopped green onion garnish to it. These ingredients are available all through the summers.

 

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12. Gozinaki

It is a conventional Georgian seasoning with a crunchy flavour of nuts such as walnuts, almond and hazelnuts. Gozinaki is an integral component of New Year’s Eve / Christmas celebration, according to a long-established custom. When you’re going to Georgia, you’ll quickly spot some diamond forms that you can take back home.

Although this is a small country, the regional cuisine of Georgia is diverse. Food varies from fairly spicy in western regions such as Samegrelo or Guria, to the more restricted east cuisine. Also, all dishes receive a compliment in Georgia as it has obtained an international reputation for exclusivity in a short period. Georgia lies smack dab in the centre of a region and has over 8,000 years of winemaking history. The Georgian food in itself is the country’s own heritage.

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