Meat Soup with Aromatic Spices (Kharcho)

Meat soup with aromatic spices (Kharcho) – recipe with photo, Georgian cuisine
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Cooking Time:
1 hour 30 min.
Recipe Yield:
3-4 l
Medium recipe

Meat soup with aromatic spices (Kharcho) – national dish of Georgian cuisine. The literal translation of the word "kharcho" is beef soup. The main ingredients are beef, walnuts and tklapi - dried tkemale plum puree, tklapi can be replaced with tomato paste. In different parts of Georgia, kharcho soup is cooked in different ways. In one version, the soup is prepared without nuts, but with the addition of a large amount of spices.

Recipe Ingredients

Beef 1 kg
Onion 5 pcs
Walnut 1 cup
Rice 1 cup
Tomato Paste 2-3 tbsp
Hot Pepper 1 pcs
Allspice 5-6 pcs
Bay Leaf 2 pcs
Cilantro 1 bunch
Garlic 2-3 cloves

Cooking Recipe

For the kharcho soup recipe, rinse the meat and cut into pieces the size of a walnut. Pour chopped beef with water and cook over medium heat for 1.5-2 hours.

Finely chop the onion and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown. When the onion is fried, add the tomato paste and heat for 5 minutes.

Chop nuts and mix with pepper, suneli hops. Add washed rice to the broth with boiled meat. When the rice is cooked, add onion with tomato and nuts with spices, salt.

Let the kharcho soup boil for 5 minutes, put the bay leaf, remove from heat and let it brew. When serving kharcho soup, sprinkle with chopped herbs and chopped garlic.