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Georgian Khinkali (Dumpling)

Course Appetizer or Side Dish
Cuisine Georgian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author International Cuisine


  • For the dough:
  • 1 kg of flour
  • 500 mg of water
  • salt
  • For the filling:
  • 1/2 1 b. each of beef and pork
  • 2 onions ,minced
  • salt
  • cumin pinch
  • Ground red pepper
  • Fresh ground black pepper to garnish


  • For the dough:
  • Add salt to flour and pour in water and knead.
  • After the dough is formed knead with your palms until you get a nice smooth elastic mass
  • Leave it for about a half an hour while you make the filling.
  • For the filling:
  • In a bowl, combine the salt, pepper, a pinch of cumin to the meat. Add a bit of water just enough to make it wet, not diluted.
  • Put on a large pot of salted water on the stove to boil
  • Roll out the dough until it is very thin about 1/4 inch or less.
  • Cut out round pieces about 6 inches in diameter
  • Put a teaspoon full of the filling in the middle of the dough
  • Start bringing up the edges of the dough forming a sack around the filling. You should have about 19 pleats to make the sack.
  • Twist the top to enclose completely and place on a floured surface
  • Work quickly and in batches as you don't want the filling to leak through the dough.
  • Place in the boiling water and cook until the swell and rise to the surface
  • Remove them with a slotted spoon
  • Sprinkle with black pepper and enjoy!