Chicken and Walnut Stew

Katmis Kharcho ქაომის ხარნო

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Preparation info

  • Serves

    3-6

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      1 hr 15

Appears in

Tasting Georgia: A Food and Wine Journey in the Caucasus

Tasting Georgia

By Carla Capalbo

Published 2017

  • About

Kharcho or kharsho is the name given to several dishes in western Georgia. One is a beef soup with tomato, rice and walnuts. This kharcho - usually made with chicken or beef - instead features a delicately spiced nut sauce with marigold petals. It’s one of my favourite Georgian meat recipes. The sauce looks like it contains lots of cream, but none is added: the creaminess comes from the ground walnuts. Use high-quality whole nuts and grind them just before using to stop

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