Chvishtari - delicious georgian corn tortillas

Chvishtari - delicious Georgian corn tortillas

Do you know what chvishtari is? My friend is married to a Georgian and has lived in Georgia for a long time. Recently I came to stay and brought some delicious and very interesting recipes. One of them I want to share today on “Very tasty” - these are Georgian style tortillas made from cornmeal, called chvistari. There are slightly different ways of preparing this dish, but I have a family recipe that has been passed on by gender. Let's cook them up using a minimal set of products.


  • cornmeal - 450 grams;
  • Borjomi (can be replaced with similar mineral water) - 400 milliliters;
  • egg - 1 piece;
  • smoked suluguni cheese - 300 grams;
  • sunflower oil for frying.

Chvishtari. Step by step recipe

  1. We combine the egg and mineral water, mix well.
  2. Add corn flour in small portions, knead a thick dough. It will be crumbly, because corn itself is gluten free, that is, it does not have adhesive properties.
  3. Suluguni rub on a medium grater and mix with the dough. In this case, cheese with the egg will be the astringent part of the dough, so we can easily make cakes with only one cornmeal, without the addition of wheat, barley and so on.
  4. We form cakes from the dough, after wetting your hands with water or vegetable oil.
  5. Fry in vegetable oil until golden brown on both sides. When removing from the pan, first spread on a paper towel to remove excess fat.

Chvishtari is ready! They turned out really very tasty, with an appetizing stimulating smoked cheese flavor. Here is such an absolutely simple baking recipe, and as a result, there are a lot of delicious Georgian corn tortillas. Eat on health, because they have a lot of benefits (vitamins and minerals, fiber, cleansing the body, a product with a low calorie content, enough calcium). And the biggest harm, apart from individual intolerance is overeating cakes. Remember that everything useful is in moderation! "Very tasty" wishes you bon appetit! And next time we will tell you how to cook a Chinese onion cake or a real Uzbek cake in the oven.

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