GEORGIAN CUISINE
Kuchmachi – Mix heart and liver with walnuts and pomegranate
07 April, 2014
Kuchmachi is a traditional Georgian dish made of pork/chicken hearts, livers, gizzards mixed with walnuts and pomegranate.

Ingredients:

1kg of pig heart and liver
250 g walnuts
1-2 onions
2-3 garlic cloves
1 pomegranate
2 table spoons of fenugreek
1 tsp of dried coriander
1 tsp of dried savory
1 tsp dried saffron
Salt and pepper
Vinegar
Coriander

Preparation:

Boil pig heart and liver, sprinkle with salt and let it cool.
Mash walnuts, garlic and both dried and fresh coriander
in a mortar. Afterwards, add thinly sliced onions, dried savory, dried saffron, fenugreek, salt and pepper. Pour in a little vinegar and stir the resulting paste well. Cut up the meat, mix it with pomegranate seeds and the spicy nut paste. You can add more salt, pepper or vinegar if you want.

Advice:

Kuchmachi is not necessarily made with pork, heart and liver of any livestock can be used. More exotic recipes use chicken and turkey heart and liver. Vegetarians can easily substitute meat with mushrooms.

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