Chikhirtma - Hearty chicken soup with a distinct flavor
14 April, 2015
Chikhirtma is a delicious chicken soup from eastern Georgia. It is a nice blend of chicken broth, vinegar, eggs, spices and greens. The soup has a slightly sour taste and a cream-like consistency. To ensure thick consistency you should follow this technique exactly. Usually it is consumed hot. Through this video accompanied with beautiful Georgian song, you will easily learn how to make Chikhirtma.


1 Chicken
10 egg yolks
2 onions
4 cloves garlic
100 g butter
1 tbsp
2 tbsp wheat flour
2 bunches coriander
1 bunch dill
Salt, black pepper – to taste


Get necessary ingredients ready: Chicken, eggs, greens, garlic, and spices. Cook chicken and cut. Leave the broth on medium high heat; you should use it for soup.
Chop garlic, onion and greens finely. Set aside. Sauté in pan chopped onion in fat skimmed from broth and add to bouillon. If broth is not fatted enough, add some butter. Separate egg white and yolks. Add some water to the yolks and mix well.
Add to the mixed eggs wheat flour and spices. Sprinkle vinegar. Mix well to dissolve the ingredients. Sieve the mixed eggs and add to the bouillon.
Leave the broth on heat for about 5 minutes, to let the eggs and flour cook. Sprinkle Chikhirtma with greens and serve hot.

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