Hearty soft kada pie from Georgia’s mountains
13 November, 2015
Kada is a very popular dish in the mountainous Georgia, yet it is widely consumed throughout the country. This delicious bread with butter filling is prepared in different ways in each region. There exist different versions of kada, with sweet or salty filling, made with ordinary or with puff pastry dough. Here we present to you the recipe of a traditional hearty, delicious kada from Georgia’s northeast Gudamakari region.


1kg of flour
300 ml of Milk
1/3 cup of
½ tbsp of butter
½ tbsp of yeast
½ tbsp of salt

For filling:

300 grams of flour
4-5 tbsp of butter
70 ml of milk
Salt to taste


Mix flour, salt, yeast, oil and butter together in a deep bowl. Gradually pour warm milk into the mixture and gently knead the dough. When the dough gets elastic and smooth, cover it with towel and let it rest for 30 minutes. Meanwhile prepare filling (guli) for kada. Warm up milk and butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add flour portion by portion to the hot milk with butter constantly stirring the mixture. Add salt to taste. When the mixture starts to boil and thickens, remove it from the stove. Knead the dough once again and shape medium-size balls. Flatten each ball to an 11-diameter disc, place the filling in the center, fold the dough over the filling. Roll kada back to a disc and bake in the oven at 150 degrees until golden-brown. When kada is ready brush the top with butter before serving.

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