Tushetian Potato and Cheese Khinkali

Tushuri Khinkali თუშური ხინკალი

Preparation info
  • Makes about


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

  • About

These simple dumplings are a favourite in the high mountains of Tusheti. They’re stuffed with a delicous filling of potato and cheese (or just potato, or just cheese, if you prefer). Read about khinkali before you begin.


For the Dough

  • 260 g / 9 oz / 2 cups plain/all-purpose flour


Mix the dough ingredients together by hand until they form a ball (if necessary, add a little more flour or water). Turn it out onto a floured surface and knead for 4–5 minutes, or until the dough is smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl and cover with a clean tea cloth while you prepare the filling.

Peel the potato once it’s cool enough to handle. Grate it coarsel