Hazelnut Paste

Tkhilis Sakmazi თხილის საყმაზი

Preparation info
  • Makes

    240 ml

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      10 min

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

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

  • About

The Gurians are famous for the hazelnuts that now cover a large part of the region, having replaced both vineyards and tea bushes as a cash crop. Hazelnuts may be less prized than walnuts in most of the country but they provide interesting variations on some of the best-loved recipes.

Think of this rather dry paste as a concentrate to be diluted before use with whatever is best suited to the dish: water for a light salad or oil for painting onto a roasting chicken. Taste a few of yo