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Unusual fillings for khinkali: 4 types

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Khinkali filling
Kinkali filling

A very tasty dish of Georgian cuisine is khinkali, it is very tasty and satisfying, and very easy to prepare. It is enough to choose a delicious filling, as a rule, lamb is used for khinkali, but you can also use other meat to your taste, and it is also important to make a good dough.

FoodOboz editorial team has prepared for you 4 variants of the most unusual fillings for khinkali, which will definitely surprise you.

1. Suluguni filling

Hinkali with Suluguni

Ingredients:

  • suluguni - 400 g
  • Adyghe cheese or cottage cheese - 100 g
  • parsley, cilantro - 1 bunch each
  • cream - 30 ml
  • salt, pepper, spices - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Roll out the dough as thinly as possible.
  2. Filling: Grate the suluguni on a coarse grater, and put it in a bowl.
  3. Add cottage cheese or Adyghe cheese to it.
  4. Chop the cilantro and parsley, add it to the cheese along with salt and spices, and mix thoroughly.
  5. Put the prepared filling into the dough, pour cream on top, and cook until tender.

2. Fish filling

Hinkali with fish

Ingredients:

  • any fish fillet to your taste - 1 kg
  • dill, parsley, cilantro - 30 g each
  • water - 1 glass
  • onions - 2-3 pcs.
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Cut the fillet and pass through a meat grinder or whisk in a blender until smooth together with the onion.
  2. Chop the greens and add them to the minced meat along with the water.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Pumpkin and bacon filling

Khinkali with bacon and pumpkin

Ingredients:

  • pumpkin pulp - 300 g
  • onion - 1 pc.
  • lard - 50-60 g
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Finely chop the pumpkin with a grater, blender, or just a knife.
  2. Cut the onion into small cubes and add to the pumpkin.
  3. Also, chop the lard or pass it through a meat grinder, add to the pumpkin, season with salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly.

4. Potato filling

Hinkali with potatoes

Ingredients:

  • potatoes - 5-6 pcs.
  • onions - 2-3 pcs.
  • dill - 1 bunch
  • cumin - 1 tsp.
  • oil - 5-6 tbsp.
  • garlic - 2-3 cloves.
  • salt, pepper - to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Boil the potatoes until soft.
  2. Chop the onion and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.
  3. Chop the herbs and garlic.
  4. Mash the potatoes, add the onion, herbs and garlic, salt, pepper and mix well.

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