Beet Purée

Charkhlis Mkhali

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By Darra Goldstein

Published 1999

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A hallmark of Georgian cuisine is mkhali (or, colloquially, pkhali), a vegetable purée to which herbs and ground walnuts are added. Mkhali is made from any number of different vegetables, though spinach and beets are favored. Some of the most interesting versions call for radish and even cauliflower greens. Try experimenting with greens from the garden that might otherwise go to waste.

In making mkhali, you must rely on your palate, since the amount of vi