Georgian beef soup

Recipe from Наталья
Georgian beef soup
Cooking time: 3 h.
Servings 4
Kharcho is a delicious spicy and nutty soup, which is well known in the Caucasus region. This dish differs from others in its piquancy and unusual smell of spices. Kharcho soup is made of beef broth, to which the rice, tomato paste and Georgian spices are added. The soup can be served with chopped walnuts and hot pepper.


  • Beef
    1 lb.
  • Water
    67 fl. oz
  • Rice
    4 tbsp.
  • Tomato paste
    3 tbsp.
  • Tkemali sauce
    2 tbsp.
  • Onions
    2 tbsp.
  • Garlic
    8 cloves
  • Adjika paste
    2 tsp.
  • Vegetable oil
    2 tbsp.
  • Utsko-Suneli
    1 tsp.
  • Saffron
    1 pinch
  • Ground coriander
    to taste
  • Bay leaf
    to taste
  • Parsley
    to taste
  • Cilantro
    to taste
  • Salt
    to taste

Nutrition facts per serving

  • Calories

    315 kcal

  • Protein

    22.9 g

  • Fat

    14.1 g

  • Carbohydrates

    25.5 g


  • Fill a pot with water, add beef meat and 1 peeled onion. As soon as the water boils, skim off the scum with a slotted spoon or simple spoon. Season with salt. Cook for about 90 minutes over low heat.

  • Peel the onion and garlic, finely cut it.

  • Heat the frying pan, add vegetable oil. Brown the onions and 4 cloves of garlic until tender.

  • Wash the cilantro and cut it. Then add Adjika paste and a part of cilantro to the frying pan, Simmer for about 5 minutes.

  • Soak the rice in cold water for a half an hour, then rinse it.

  • Then add tomato paste and Tkemali sauce. Simmer over low heat for about 30 minutes. Be careful not to burn the dressing, remember to stir with a spatula.

  • As soon as the meat is done, cut it into small pieces. Remove the onion from the broth and strain it. Then add the chopped meat along with the spices to the broth.

  • Pour the rice into the broth. As soon as the rice is done, add chopped parsley and cilantro, and the remaining of crushed garlic. At the end salt to taste and add other spices.

Bon Appetit!

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