Make Georgian Beetroot Pkhali with Suneli Valley

Beetroot pkhali recipe from Georgia will guide you through the process. Image of beetroot pkhali. Online recipe by Suneli Valley.


Beetroot pkhali is a flavorful and healthy Georgian dish made with chopped beets, walnuts, and spices. It's perfect as an appetizer or side dish and is also vegan and gluten-free. Pkhali is a traditional Georgian food that can be made with either fresh or pickled beets. The dish is usually made with fresh garlic, adjika, and svanetian salt. In addition to walnuts, this dish may be paired with a variety of other nuts such as almonds or pistachios.


  • A pinch of - Adjika
  • 2 tsp – table salt
  • 2 - medium sized beets
  • 2 - cloves of garlic
  • 3.5 oz – Walnuts
  • 1 bunch - Cilantro
  • 1 - Small Onion
  • As desired – Svanetian Salt

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1:
    Boil a gallon of water adding the 2 tsp of salt to it.
  • Step 2:
    Wash and peel the beets, add them to the boiling water, thoroughly cook until tender.
  • Step 3:
    While the beets are cooking, wash and chop the cilantro. Peel and chop the onions and garlic, mix them in a blender along with the walnuts, cilantro, Adjika, and Svanuri Salt. Continue blending until thoroughly mixed.
  • Step 4:
    Once the beets are cooked, take them out of the water, chop them finely, and squeeze the juice out by hand, draining it.
  • Step 5:
    Run the cooked and chopped beets through a meat grinder, then mix it with the nut mixture. Roll the mixture into balls and put them on a plate.
  • Step 6:
    Garnish with greens or pomegranate seeds and serve.


In conclusion, beetroot pkhali is a flavorful and healthy Georgian dish that is perfect for any occasion. It's vegan, gluten-free, and packed with nutrients. Give this dish a try the next time you're looking for a new and exciting way to enjoy beets.

About Suneli Valley

If you're looking for a one-stop shop for all your Georgian grocery needs, look no further than Suneli Valley. This online store has everything you need to make a traditional Georgian dish, from spices and herbs to sauces and preserves. Whether you're a seasoned Georgian cook or just getting started, Suneli Valley is the perfect place to stock up on all your Georgian ingredients.

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