Learn how to make Khachapuri – a delicious pita-like flatbread from Georgia. Extra cheesy filling and very simple yeast-based dough that is very easy to replicate at home. Moreover, the recipe is stovetop. We will use a skillet instead of an oven to make this extra tasty appetizer.

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I hope that you will appreciate my attempt at replicating such popular traditional Georgian cheesy pita/bread recipe as Imeruli Khachapuri. However, as I was so out of luck to find any Imeruli Cheese or at least Sulguni, so had no other option then only to experiment. I tried to achieve such consistency for the filling so that when melted it still has an elastic, stretchy, and crumbly texture at the same time with somewhat briny flavor.

In one hour, you will have a perfect option for a takeaway lunch, picnic, and even barbecue. It is not only nutritious enough to have on its own but also can be a perfect side dish to any main dish or salad. There are many types of Georgian Khachapuri on the market and every one of them deserves your attention. I hope that by making and tasting this variation you will be open to try other delicious Georgian dishes.

If you like to experiment, try making these delicious dishes at home:

Ingredients for Georgian Khachapuri:

Yeast Cheese Bread Ingredients

  • 450 ml kefir (or plain yogurt);
  • 700 g all-purpose flour;
  • 200 g hard cheese;
  • 200 g cottage cheese/farmer cheese;
  • 1 tsp. sugar;
  • 1 tsp. salt;
  • 1 egg;
  • 2 vegetable oil;
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder;
  • 4 tsp. butter.

How to make cheese bread at home with yeast dough:

  • The first step to making delicious cheesy flatbread is kneading the dough. Pour kefir into a deep bowl. Make sure to use the liquid at room temperature; take it out of the fridge beforehand.

Pour kefir or yogurt to the bowl

  • Add baking powder to kefir, mix.

Add baking powder

  • Add half of the flour. Keep stirring the mixture while you do this. To make the end product puffier, make sure to sieve flour before cooking.

Add half of the flour amount

  • Sprinkle sugar, salt. Pour oil and thoroughly stir the mixture.

Add oil, salt, sugar

  • Now add the second half of the flour and start kneading the dough with your hands. If you kept the ratio of liquid to dry ingredients right, then you should get not sticky malleable dough.

Add the second half of the flour and start kneading the dough

  • Cover the bowl with dough (or simply only the dough with a plastic wrap) and put it into the fridge for 30 minutes. It will be much easier to work with a colder dough.

Let the dough rest in the fridge for 30 minutes

  • While we have dough in the fridge, let`s make the filling. Grate cheese and combine it with cottage cheese. Beat in the egg and add salt to your taste.

Combine in a seperate bowl all the ingredients for the filling

  • Combine the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth. Divide it into four even parts.

Mix

  • Sprinkle some flour over the surface, which you will use for making khachapuri. Take the dough from the fridge and carefully divide it into four equal parts using a knife.

Divide dough into four equal parts

  • Roll each dough portion into a ball. Then using a rolling pin, flatten the dough ball into the shape of a circle. Place filling in the middle.

Flatten each portion of dough with a rolling pin. Place filling in the middle

  • Pinch the edges of the dough in the middle over the filling.

Pinch the edges of the dough in the middle

  • Turn the flatbread upside down and flatten it once again with a rolling pin but be very careful. You decide which size and thickness to have. Take the size of your skillet into consideration.

Flatten it with rolling pin once again

  • Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat and place a cheesy flatbread. Cover skillet with a lid. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes until golden.

Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side

  • Smear with some butter once you transfer flatbread to the plate. Better served still warm!

Smear with butter before serving

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Georgian Khachapuri Recipe

Even though there are only a few ingredients in the recipe, it is pretty versatile. As the options on the type of filling you use are endless. You really can add any type of cheese. There is no possible way to ruin the dish: mozzarella, feta, hard cheese, and, of course, any type of local cheese of any country that you have access to.

Khachapuri Recipe – How to Make Georgian Cheese Bread

Learn how to make Khachapuri – a delicious pita-like flatbread from Georgia.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Georgian
Keyword: cheese bread recipe, homemade cheese bread, how to make khachapuri, Imeruli khachapuri, pita with cheesy filling
Servings: 4 pieces
Calories: 229kcal

Ingredients

  • 450 ml kefir (or plain yogurt)
  • 700 g all-purpose flour
  • 200 g hard cheese
  • 200 g cottage cheese/farmer cheese
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsps. vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. baking powder
  • 4 tsp. butter

Instructions

  • The first step to making delicious cheesy flatbread is kneading the dough. Pour kefir into a deep bowl. Make sure to use the liquid at room temperature; take it out of the fridge beforehand.
  • Add baking powder to kefir, mix.
  • Add half of the flour. Keep stirring the mixture while you do this. To make the end product puffier, make sure to sieve flour before cooking.
  • Sprinkle sugar, salt. Pour oil and thoroughly stir the mixture.
  • Now add the second half of the flour and start kneading the dough with your hands. If you kept the ratio of liquid to dry ingredients right, then you should get not sticky malleable dough.
  • Cover the bowl with dough (or simply only the dough with a plastic wrap) and put it into the fridge for 30 minutes. It will be much easier to work with a colder dough.
  • While we have dough in the fridge, let`s make the filling. Grate cheese and combine it with cottage cheese. Beat in the egg and add salt to your taste.
  • Combine the ingredients until the mixture becomes smooth. Divide it into four even parts.
  • Sprinkle some flour over the surface, which you will use for making khachapuri. Take the dough from the fridge and carefully divide it into four equal parts using a knife.
  • Roll each dough portion into a ball. Then using a rolling pin, flatten the dough ball into the shape of a circle. Place filling in the middle.
  • Pinch the edges of the dough in the middle over the filling.
  • Turn the flatbread upside down and flatten it once again with a rolling pin but be very careful. You decide which size and thickness to have. Take the size of your skillet into consideration.
  • Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat and place a cheesy flatbread. Cover skillet with a lid. Cook each side for 3-4 minutes until golden.
  • Smear with some butter once you transfer flatbread to the plate. Better served still warm!

Notes

*calories per 100 g

If you have any questions, please, leave them in the comment section below. I am always ready to help you!

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