lobio recipe with machadi

Lobio Recipe; How to Make Georgian Bean Stew in 5 Steps? + Machadi Bread

Lobio is a Georgian bean stew, a popular food in this country. In Georgian, “Lobio” means “beans,” but these beans are typically mashed and seasoned with a host of delicious herbs and spices, creating an insanely flavourful dish. Stay with Cooking County to make this delicious dish.

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How to Make Lobio?

Ingredients for Preparing Lobio

  • 200 grams red beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 2 tablespoons ground walnut kernels
  • ½ tablespoon pomegranate paste
  • ½ a teaspoon spices include coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds, bay leaves
  • A teaspoon thyme
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Salt and pepper as needed

Ingredients for Preparing Machadi Bread

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Water as needed
  • Oil as needed 


Step One

To make beans, we wash them the night before and soak them in lukewarm water. The next day, we drain the beans, take the pot and pour them into it. Add some water and spices to the pot, and put it on medium heat until it reaches the boiling point.

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Step Two

While the beans are cooking, finely chop an onion. Add oil to the pan and put it on medium heat for 2 minutes to heat up the oil. Add onion to the pan and fry it until it becomes golden.

sautéed onion

Step Three

Now add grated or crushed garlic to the pan fry for a few seconds until the aroma of garlic is released. Then add pomegranate paste and fry it.

Step Four

Add walnuts to the pan and fry all the ingredients together. Stir and let them fry for another 10 minutes.

Step Five

After the beans are fully cooked and drained, add the fried ingredients along with salt and pepper and stir. 

How to Prepare Mchadi?

Step One

To prepare bread, combine flour with a bit of salt, slowly add water and mix until the dough is combined well. The dough should not crack when we shape it in our hands.

Step Two

Cover the dough with plastic or cellophane and let it rest for half an hour. Take a pan, add some oil to it, and put it on medium heat until the oil is heated up.

Step Three

Separate part of the dough and shape it like a cookie in your hands and then fry it in hot oil. Wait until one side is fried, then flip it over until the other side is cooked. 

Step Four

Finally, remove them from the pan and put them on a kitchen towel to drain the excess oil.

How to Serve Lobio?

Put the Lobio in a serving dish, garnish it with chopped coriander, Serve it with delicious Mchadi, and enjoy!

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