What is Khashlama, how and from what to cook a hearty dish: we share a recipe from a chef

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Recipe of the dish
Recipe of the dish. Source: Pexels

Khashlama is a dish of Armenian and Georgian cuisine, for the preparation of which beef, fatty lamb, veal and other meat, as well as vegetables are used, and all this is stewed almost in its own juice, with the addition of a small amount of liquid.

What to use to make a delicious and satisfying lunch dish

Cook Victoria shared on Instagram a recipe for a delicious dish called Khashlama, which is very satisfying and easy to prepare.

Recipe of the dish


  • pork (meat ribs or tenderloin, you can use both) - 1.5 kg,
  • oil for frying
  • potatoes - 6-7 pcs.
  • eggplant - 2 pcs.
  • sweet pepper - 3 pcs.
  • tomatoes - 5-6 pcs.
  • carrots - 1-2 pcs.
  • onions - 2 pcs.
  • garlic - 5-6 cloves.
  • water - 500 ml
  • spices: salt, pepper, favorite - to taste

Method of preparation:

1. Cut the meat into large pieces. Heat a frying pan with a little oil. Put the meat, sprinkle generously with spices and fry the meat over high heat until golden brown. Turn off and cool.

Fried meat

2. Salt the meat, put a layer of chopped onion in half rings on top, then a layer of carrots and garlic, a layer of coarsely chopped potatoes, salt and pepper. Then a layer of coarsely chopped peppers, eggplant, salt and pepper. If you don't have cherry tomatoes, you can cut them into 4 ordinary tomatoes. Pour in water, cover and cook until it boils, then turn the heat to low and simmer for 2 hours. Do not stir the dish!

Preparation of the dish

3. After two hours, taste the meat for doneness. If it is not ready, simmer a little longer. If it is, add the garlic, stir gently, remove from the heat and leave to stand for 10 minutes.

How long to cook a dish

Serve with finely chopped herbs.

The finished dish

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