Gebjalia - traditional dish from Samegrelo
04 August, 2018
Gebjalia - traditional dish from Samegrelo
Gebjalia is a traditional dish from Samegrelo and means “Made into milk”. It is worth mentioning, that words the Sun and Milk are pronounced similarly in the Megrelian dialect (Georgian language is spoken throughout the country, but in some places dialects are maintained and used between locals. One of such place in Georgia is Samegrelo). We may assume, that Gebjalia was used as a sacred dish during ritual feastings. Usually, Gebjalia has the form of a circle and portrays the sun,
but different forms of the dish are also made. Gebjalia goes well with Ghomi or Mchadi (Baked corn bread in Georgia).

Ingredients:

500 grams of either fresh Sulguni without salt or cheese that is designated to make Sulguni with 1 litre of milk

Hollow:

An average size bunch of mint

Dry savory

1 green chilly pepper

salt
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Gebjalia, Photo courtesy: www.metronome.ge

Preparation:

Pound the mint, pepper and salt, add savory (Mixture of savory).

Place in a saucepan with the milk. Warm it in a wide saucepan (Do not boil!). You should get a mixture similar to cream. Cut the cheese into 0.5 centimeters slices and arrange them in the milk, so that they are widespread. Wait for 3-5 minutes and check with a spoon: if cheese stretches, take the cheese out and put it on a metal plate, knead it to make a homogenous, firm mixture. Flatten it (so that thickness of the mixture is 0.5 centimeters) and spread the mixture of savory over it.

Fold the cheese over on itself , wait for a while, so that it cools and cut it into triangle slices. Collect the juice that comes out when cutting the cheese in a bowl.
Boil milk that is left in the saucepan on a low heat , so that it reduces by 1/3. Then add the liquid that you have collected in the bowl.

Arrange sliced Gebjalia in a serving dish and pour already prepared juice.Wait for th Gebjalia to cool then enjoy.

An advice:

Those who like sour dishes, add Matsoni or whipped cottage cheese, or use cream of high proportion instead of that juice. You can add hebs to liquid.

Difficulty - 2
Portion - 2
Time - 30 minutes

First photo courtesy: www.funtime.ge

Source: Culinary Atlas of Georgia, Palitra L

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