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Tkemali Sauce

Tkemali sauce recipe
Rating: 4.6 Votes: 11

Cooking time: 1 h

Recipe yield: 4 servings

Tkemali Sauce Recipe

Tkemali sauce is a traditional recipe in Georgian cuisine; the recipe for this sauce includes cherry plum. The tkemali sauce recipe is easy to cook; you will need cherry plum and some aromatic herbs and spices. If the sauce is prepared in Georgia, its recipe includes one more ingredient - ombalo mint, but getting a bunch of ombalo in other regions seems problematic. But even without this ingredient, Georgian tkemali sauce turns out very tasty.

Tkemali Sauce Recipe Ingredients

Cherry plum
1
kg
Garlic
3
cloves
Hot pepper
1
pcs.
Cilantro
1
bunch
Dill
1
bunch
Salt
15
g
Sugar
50
g
Water
40
ml

Tkemali Sauce Cooking Recipe

Tkemali sauce can be cooked according to the following Georgian recipe. Wash the cherry plum and, adding 40-50 ml of water, cook until the skin on the cherry plum begins to burst.

Rub the boiled cherry plum through a sieve.

Grind cilantro, dill and ombalo by passing them through a meat grinder. Also chop hot peppers and garlic - it is better to do this together with herbs.

Add chopped herbs, garlic and pepper, as well as sugar and salt to the cherry plum puree, and put the resulting mixture on low heat.

You need to heat the tkemali sauce while stirring so that it does not burn, you need to bring it to a boil and remove from the heat.

Pour the finished hot tkemali sauce into clean jars or bottles and close them with lids.

Ready-made tkemali sauce can be served with skewered chicken, shish kebab and other meat dishes.