Sample Lunch Menu with Two Dishes and an Appetizer for Fall Season

Sunday

Option I
Various herbs
Eggplants with Walnuts (A,B), Mchadi
Soup-Bozbashi (A)
Roast Lamb
or Lamb on a Spit

Option II
Various herbs
Green Beans with Matsoni
Soup with Beef and Tomatoes
Quickly Cooked Kupaty
or Chahohbili with Spring Chicken (A,B)

Option III
Various herbs
Eggplant Caviar with Pomegranates
Bean Soup with Butter and Eggs
Eggplants with Meat
or Basturma with Fish

Monday

Option I
Various herbs
Fried Eggplants with Garlic and Herbs
Soup-Kharcho with Beef and Walnuts
Chahohbili with Beef

Option II
Various herbs
Sturgeon or Stellate Sturgeon with Broth (A,B,C)
or Poached Fish with Tomatoes
Soup-Chihirtma with Chicken (B) (half of a bird)
Chicken with Green Beans (half of a bird)

Option III
Various herbs
Eggplants Fried in Lamb Tail Fat
Soup-Shechmandi with Dogwood Berries (A)
Fried Lamb with Pomegranate (A)

Tuesday

Option I
Various herbs
Green Tomatoes with Carrots and Garlic
Soup-Bozartma with Young Chicken (half of a bird)
Chicken with Tomato-Walnut Sauce (half of a bird), Mchadi

Option II
Various herbs
Braised Eggplants
Lamb Soup with Peas
Tolma with Lamb (B)

Option III
Various herbs
Suluguni Cheese on a Skewer, Mchadi
Soup-Kharcho with Bread
Eggplants Stuffed with Lamb Tail Fat

Wednesday

Option I
Various herbs
Eggplants Fried in Vegetable Oil and Stuffed with Walnuts
Soup-Tatariahni with Beef (A)
Beef Tenderloin with Eggplants

Option II
Various herbs
Eggplants Fried in Vegetable Oil with Garlic-Vinegar Sauce
Soup-Kharcho with Chicken and Walnuts (A) (half of a bird)
Fried Chicken with Pomegranates (half of a bird)

Option III
Various herbs
Green Beans with Walnuts (A), Mchadi
Soup with Tomatoes (A)
Fried Eggplants with Rice and Tomatoes
or Fried Flounder with Barberries

Thursday

Option I
Various herbs
Fried Eggplants with Tomato Sauce
Soup-Buglama with Lamb
Quinces and Apples Tolma Stuffed with Lamb
or Fried Fish with Pomegranate Sauce

Option II
Various herbs
Leeks with Walnuts (B), Mchadi
Soup-Hashlama
Chahohbili with Beef Tenderloin

Option III
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Mullet, Flounder, or Trout with White Wine
or Catfish in Sauce
Pea Soup with Rice
Braised Lamb with Pomegranate Sauce

Friday

Option I
Various herbs
Green Tomatoes with Walnuts (A)
Soup-Kharcho with Beef or Lamb (A)
Rice Pilaf with Raisins
or Fish with Eggplants

Option II
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Green Tomatoes with Vegetable Oil
Soup-Tatariahni with Beef (B)
Shashlik Fried in a Skillet
or Fried Eggplants with Rice and Tomatoes

Option III
Various herbs
Eggplants Grilled on a Skewer with Garlic
Soup-Shechmandi with Yogurt and Rice (B)
Chanahi (A,B,C)

Saturday

Option I
Various herbs
Roasted Eggplants with Walnuts and Pomegranates
Soup-Bozbashi with Meatballs (B)
Lamb with Green Beans and Matsoni
or Shashlik-Chahohbili

Option II
Various herbs
Tomatoes with Walnut Sauce
Soup-Kharcho with Chicken, Turkey, or Goose (B) (half of a bird)
Satsivi with Poultry (A,B,C,D) (half of a bird)
or Rice Pilaf with Chicken (A,B)

Option III
Various herbs
Catfish in Sauce
or Fish in Tomato Sauce
Cheese Soup (Gadazelili)
Satsivi with Eggplants, Gomi
or Kidneys on a Skewer with Pomegranate Sauce

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Sample Lunch Menu with Two Dishes and an Appetizer for Summer Season

Sunday

Option I
Various herbs
Hachapuri
Green Beans with Walnuts, Mchadi
Soup-Bozbashi with Meatballs (B)
Chicken Tabaka
or Fried Spring Chicken Stuffed with Giblets

Option II
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Green Beans Salad
Tomatoes and Eggs Salad with Walnut Dressing
Soup-Chihirtma with Young Chicken
Lamb Shahslik with Eggplants

Option III
Various herbs
Eggplant Caviar (A)
Soup-Shechmandi with Yogurt and Rice (B)
Green Beans with Butter and Eggs (A)

Monday

Option I
Various herbs
Young Beet Greens with Walnuts
Summer Soup
Chahohbili with Young Chicken

Option II
Various herbs
Soup-Chrianteli with Sour Cherries or Blackberries
Green Beans with Butter and Eggs (B)

Option III
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Green Beans with Tkemali
Soup with Tomatoa (B)
Vegetarian Chahohbili

Tuesday

Option I
Various herbs
Green Beans with Walnuts (B)
Soup-Buglama with Lamb and Eggplants
Chahohbili with Lamb (B)

Option II
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Soup with Unripe Grapes
Lamb with Green Beans (A)

Option III
Various herbs
Adzhapsandali (B)
Soup-Shechmandi with Yogurt (Matsoni) (A)
Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Eggs

Wednesday

Option I
Various herbs
Adzhapsandali (B)
Soup-Bozartma with Spring Chicken
Satsivi with Green Beans
or Sautéed Green Beans

Option II
Various herbs
Green Beans with Walnuts and Vinegar
Soup with Dogwood Berries and Walnuts
Braised Lamb with Eggplants and Tomatoes

Option III
Various herbs
Roasted Eggplants with Walnuts
Soup-Shechmandi with Yogurt and Rice (B)
Eggplants with Eggs

Thursday

Option I
Various herbs
Eggplant Caviar (B)
Lamb Soup with Vegetables
Tolma with Lamb (A)

Option II
Various herbs
Eggplants with Sweet Bell Peppers
Soup With Tomatoes (B)
Chahohbili with Spring Chicken and Tomatoes

Option III
Various herbs
Green Beans with Tomatoes and Walnuts
Soup-Shechmandi with Herbs
Lamb with Green Beans (B)

Friday

Option I
Various herbs
Adzhapsandali (D)
Lamb Soup with Meatballs
Tolma with Lamb

Option II
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Sweet Bell Peppers with Walnuts
Soup-Shechmandi with Yogurt (B)
Young Chicken with Tomatoes and Eggs

Option III
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Asparagus Salad
Cheese Soup (Gadazelili)
Chahohbili with Giblets and Tomatoes

Saturday

Option I
Various herbs
Tomatoes with Walnut Sauce, Mchadi
Soup-Bozbashi with Eggplant and Green Beans
Lamb Meatballs Fried in a Skillet

Option II
Various herbs
Tomatoes Braised with Walnuts, Mchadi
Soup-Chihirtma with Tomatoes
Beef Fried with Green Beans

Option III
Various herbs
Asparagus with Walnuts
Asparagus Soup
Fried Spring Chicken with Garlic Sauce

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Sample Lunch Menu with Two Dishes and an Appetizer for Spring Season

Sunday

Option I
Various herbs
Boiled Fish with Vinegar Sauce
Soup-Bozbashi (B)
Chahohbili with Young Chicken
or Tolma with Grape Leaves (A,B)

Option II
Various herbs
Suluguni Cheese
Sassaparil (Ekala) with Walnuts, Mchadi
Lamb Soup with Meatballs (B)
Shashlik-Basturma with Lamb

Option III
Various herbs
Cauliflower Leaves with Walnuts, Mchadi
Soup-Chihirtma (Vegetarian)
Cauliflower with Butter and Eggs

Monday

Option I
Various herbs
Boiled Young Lamb
Soup-Bozartma with Lamb
Roasted Leg of Lamb with Garlic

Option II
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Braised Heart and Liver of Lamb with Tarragon
Soup-Chihirtma with Chicken or Lamb
Satsivi with Poultry (A, B)
or Cooked Poultry with Satsebeli-Bazha Sauce, Gomi or Mchadi

Option III
Various herbs
Cauliflower with Walnuts, Mchadi
Soup-Shechmandi with Sour Fruit Leather
Rice Pilaf (B)

Tuesday

Option I
Various herbs
Suluguni, Mchadi
Hard-Boiled Eggs with Walnut Sauce
Soup-Bozbashi (B)
Rice Pilaf with Lamb Ragout

Option II
Various herbs
Boiled Beans with Herbs
Lamb Soup with Rice
Lamb Offal on a Skewer

Option III
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Radish Greens with Walnuts
Soup-Chihirtma (Vegetarian)
Kaurma with Potatoes

Wednesday

Option I
Various herbs
Poached Catfish with Cilantro and Vinegar
Soup-Kharcho with Lamb or Beef (B)
Lamb with Cherry Plums (A,B)

Option II
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Beans with Walnuts and Wine Vinegar (A)
Soup-Bozartma with Chicken
Baked Sturgeon, Stellate Sturgeon, or Salmon

Option III
Various herbs
Sasaparilla (Ekala) with Tkemali, Mchadi
Soup-Shechmandi with Buttermilk
Spring Chicken or Young Chicken on a Skewer

Thursday

Option I
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Soup-Artala (B)
Young Chicken with Walnut Sauce

Option II
Various herbs
Fresh Fish with Garlic and Wine Vinegar
Soup-Kharcho with Chicken and Walnuts (B), Gomi
Asparagus with Butter and Eggs

Option III
Various herbs
Asparagus with Walnuts, Mchadi
Soup with Asparagus (Vegetarian)
Pilaf with Young Lamb or Poultry

Friday

Option I
Various herbs
Fish with Garlic Sauce
Soup-Kharcho with Chicken, Turkey, or Goose (A) (half of a bird)
Satsivi with Chicken, Turkey, or Goose (half of a bird), Gomi or Mchadi

Option II
Various herbs
Beans Sauteed in Vegetable Oil
Soup-Bozbashi with Meatballs (A)
Tenderloin Shashlik-Basturma

Option III
Various herbs
Nettles with Butter and Eggs
Soup with Walnuts
Rice Porridge with Milk

Saturday

Option I
Various herbs
Beans with Walnuts and Wine Vinegar (B)
Soup-Bozartma with Chicken or Turkey
Poultry Braised with Walnut Sauce

Option II
Various herbs
Dried Salted Fish with Tkemali, Mchadi
Soup with Lamb Shilaplavi (A)
or Chahohbili with Lamb

Option III
Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Nettle with Walnuts
Soup-Shechmandi with Garlic
Pilaf with Fried Spring Chicken

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Sample Lunch Menu with Two Dishes and an Appetizer for Winter Season

Georgia has a great tradition of serving thoroughly cleaned and washed herbs with meals (lunch and dinner) during any season of the year. Depending on a season following herbs can be served — parsley, dill, cress, tarragon, basil, savory, scallions, and so on.

Sunday
Option I

Various herbs
Suluguni Cheese on a Skewer
Spinach with Walnuts
or Sturgeon with Walnut Sauce
Mchadi
Soup-Chihirtma with Chicken (A)

Roasted Suckling Pig
or Tenderloin Shashlik

Option II

Various herbs
Hachapuri
White Cabbage with Walnuts (B)
or Boiled Fish with Vinegar Sauce
Soup-Artala (A)
Satsivi with Turkey (half of a bird), Gomi
Fried Turkey (half of a bird)

Option III

Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Spinach Braised in Vegetable Oil
Soup-Kharcho (Vegetarian), Gomi or Mchadi
Pilaf with Sweet Sauce

Monday
Options I

Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Beans with Walnuts
Pork Soup
Rice Pilaf (A)

Option II

Various herbs
Trout with Sauce
Soup with Walnuts (Vegetarian), Gomi
Beans with Clarified Butter and Eggs

Option III

Various herbs
Suluguni, Mchadi
Soup with Red Beans
Spinach with Butter and Eggs (A)

Tuesday
Option I

Various herbs
Potato Croquettes
Soup-Chihirtma with Chicken Giblets
Chicken with Walnuts and Pomegranate, Mchadi

Option II

Various herbs
Gomi with Cheese
Boiled Tripe with Spice Sauce
Soup-Kharcho with Sturgeon
or Stellate Sturgeon with Walnuts, Gomi
Beef Tenderloin Pot Roast
or Beef with Prunes

Option III

Various herbs
Spinach Braised in Vegetable Oil
Cheese Soup (Gadazelili), Gomi
Boiled Eggs with Walnut Sauce, Gomi or Mchadi

Wednesday
Option I

Various herbs
Suluguni
Liver Braised with Pomegranate
Soup-Kharcho with Beef (A), Gomi
Tolma with Beef
or Kupaty

Option II

Various herbs
Cheese
Beets with Dogberries
Soup-Bozartma with Goose (half of a bird)
Roasted Goose with Dried Dogberries (half of a bird)

Option III

Various herbs
White Cabbage with Walnuts (A), Mchadi
Soup with Beans on Vegetable Oil
Rice Pilaf with Raisins

Thursday
Option I

Various herbs
Beef Tongue with Spicy Garnish, Mchadi
Chicken Soup (half of a bird)
Boiled Chicken with Walnut Sauce (half of a bird), Mchadi or Gomi

Option II

Various herbs
Braised Beef Offal
Sour Cabbage with Walnuts
Soup-Kharcho with Eggs, Gomi
Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Wine

Option III

Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Beans with Walnuts and Pomegranate
Milk Soup with Eggs and Herbs
Braised Pumpkin with Rice and Raisins

Friday
Option I

Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Boiled Chicken (half of a bird)
Fish in Pomegranate Sauce
Soup-Chihirtma with Chicken (half of a bird)
Suckling Pig on a Spit
or Salmon, Sturgeon, or Stellate Sturgeon on a Skewer

Option II

Various herbs
Leeks with Walnuts (A,B)
Soup-Kharcho with Beef (B), Gomi
Pilaf with Chicken (A,B)

Option III

Various herbs
Sturgeon Head in Broth
Potato Croquettes (B), Mchadi
Bean Soup with Butter and Eggs
Spinach with Butter and Eggs

Saturday
Option I

Various herbs
Beets with Walnuts
Pork Offal with Suneli, Mchadi
Soup-Kharcho with Pork, Gomi
Sturgeon or Stellate Sturgeon on a Skewer
or Chicken Braised with Walnuts (A,B)

Option II

Various herbs
Cheese, Mchadi
Bean Croquettes
Soup with Goose and Dried Dogberries (half of a bird)
Satsivi with Goose (half of a bird), Gomi or Mchadi

Option III

Various herbs
Boiled Potatoes with Walnuts, Mchadi
Soup-Chihirtma (Vegetarian)
Satsivi with Eggs
or Satisivi with Beans, Gomi or Mchadi

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Table of Approximate Weights of Some of Ingredients (in Grams)

Ingredient Name 1 cup (250 cm3) Tablespoon Teaspoon 1 Piece
Flour, grains, sugar and other bulk products
Wheat flour 160 25 10
Potato flour 200 30 10
Crushed breadcrumbs 126 15 5
Semolina 200 25 8
Buckwheat 210 25 7
Pearl barley 230 25 8
Oatmeal 90 12 6
Barley groats 180 20 7
Rice 230 25 9
Sago 180 20 7
Millet 220 30 10
Beans 220 30 10
Unshelled peas 200
Shelled peas 230 25 10
Lentils 210
Tolokno (Crushed wheat) 140 22 8
Crushed walnuts 120 20 6-7
Granulated sugar 200 30 12
Powdered sugar 190 25 7-8
Salt 325 30 10
Poppy seeds 155 15 5
Black pepper 5
Allspice 4.5
Ground red pepper 1
Mustard 4
Cloves 4
Ground cloves 3
Cocoa powder 20 10
Milk and milk products
Clarified butter 245 20 5
Butter 210 40 15
Rendered pork fat 12
Melted lard 200 40
Lard 230 60
Milk 250 20 5
Dry milk 120 20 6
Condensed milk 30 12
Sour cream 250 25 10
Vegetables and other products
Carrot, medium 75
Potato, medium 100
Onion, medium 75
Cucumber, medium 100
Parsnip 50
Tomato paste 30 10
Tomato puree 220 25 8
Jam 25
Gelatin (leaf) 2.5
Gelatin (powdered) 15 5
Vinegar 250 15 5
Raisins 165 25
Dried blueberries 130 15
Egg, large 55-65
Egg, medium 50-55
Egg, small 45-50
Egg yolk 20
Egg white 30
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