Introduction: GEORGIAN DISH NAMED CHAKHOBILI
Hi dear visitors of my page!
This is one of my favorite Georgian dishes (we've learned it from our Georgian neighbor when I was a child).
It is a great dish for cleansing your intestines (NOTE: you have to make sure you are tolerant to digest a large amount of cooked onion at once or if you don't have allergies towards the rest of the ingredients or any acute illnesses or infections).
Please follow my step-by-step instructions and you will also love this great healthy and very delicious dish!
Step 1: INGREDIENTS NEEDED
The ingredients for 2 servings / persons are :
1. 3 Onions: Two large red onions for cooking and one small sized for decoration
2. Chicken meat: preferably breast, as it is easy to cut it into small pieces (though, I used beef meat in this video)
3. Freshly chopped dill (one small bunch: about 4-5 stems with leaves)
4. Pure tomato paste with NO ADDITIVES OR FLAVORING (or ketchup, if the paste is not available)
5. A little bit of unsalted butter (about 50 grams)
6. A pinch of salt, turmeric powder, red ground pepper (PAPRIKA)
Step 2: PREPARATION AND COOKING
1. Cook the meat: Then separate from the broth and keep the broth on a side for a later use.
2. Cut the cooked meat into small strips and slice the onion into small circles (after cutting it from the middle once)
3. Add the butter into a frying pan and add the pieces of the sliced onion to be fried a little bit (5-8 minutes on medium heat). Do not wait till they get transparent or golden brown (NOTE: they just need to get soft a little bit).
NOTE: As I try to escape using too much fried / smoked food, I've started by cooking the onion in the broth without frying the sliced onion in the butter (I'm adding it later, in the video).
4. Then add the cut and already cooked meat after 10 minutes of cooking the onion in the broth (if you have already started by frying them, otherwise cook the onion till you feel it's cooked)
5. Add the tomato paste / ketchup (1 teaspoon or 2 small ready-packed ketchup from the fast food place)
NOTE: DO NOT ADD the salt without trying after you've added the ketchup, cause your dish may become too salty
6. Add the turmeric powder, the powdered red paprika, the freshly-chopped dill and mix everything well together.
7. Wait for another 5-6 minutes, double-check if everything is well-cooked then turn off the heat.
Step 3: Garnishing and Serving
1. Take the small onion and make a zigzagy cut right in the middle of the onion, so the tip of the knife reaches the middle but try to be gentle, so you don't damage the pattern. (I'll have a special tutorial on my Youtube channel soon)
2. Then separate the two pieces of your cut onion and you have two small carnation-like flowers for garnishing your two dish plates while serving.
3. Take out a couple of the onion petals from the middle, so you can easily start moving the rest of the large petals in a way that they form separate petals, instead of being stuck together with one sharp edge (separate the edges)
4. Then place some fresh dill branches (leaves) in a small ketchup plastic container (you may get them from any fast food place) and place your flower on top.
5. Place the container in the middle of the plate and add the cooked dish around it, so the flower will be seen as the centerpiece!
NOW YOU ARE READY TO SERVE!
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