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Georgian Khinkali Dumplings



  • Serves 6
  • Cooks in 80 mins (60m prep + 20m cook)
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

how to make georgian khinkali dumplings

local_grocery_store Ingredients

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  1. 1.In a large bowl, mix together the flour, water, and salt until a dough forms.
  2. 2.Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  3. 3.Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let it rest for 30 minutes.
  4. 4.In a separate bowl, mix together the ground beef, onion, garlic, cilantro, coriander, cumin, and black pepper.
  5. 5.Divide the dough into 6 equal pieces and roll each piece out into a circle about 6 inches in diameter.
  6. 6.Place a tablespoon of the meat mixture in the center of each circle of dough.
  7. 7.Fold the dough over the filling and twist the top to seal the dumpling.
  8. 8.Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  9. 9.Add the dumplings to the pot and cook for about 10-12 minutes, until they float to the surface.
  10. 10.Serve hot with a sprinkle of black pepper and a dollop of sour cream.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightBe sure to seal the dumplings tightly to prevent the broth from leaking out.
  • chevron_rightYou can also use ground lamb or pork for the filling, or a combination of meats.
  • chevron_rightIf you don't have sour cream, you can use plain yogurt or a squeeze of lemon juice instead.