Khachapuri is a Georgian cheese filled bread dish. It’s somewhat similar to cheese quesadillas,but that’s just similar.Khachapuri is way better.These are very easy to make and take minimal time to prepare.
I make them with mozzarella or suluguni cheese.You can even add feta cheese or some Parmesan to mozzarella.
Makes 8 Khachapuris
5 1/4 cups all purpose flour or more if needed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 cups buttermilk
5 cups shredded mozzarella or suluguni cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt if using mozzarella cheese
3-4 garlic cloves crushed
1-2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro (optional)
melted /2 stick butter and oil for coating hands
Mix all dry ingredients and add buttermilk. Knead a soft dough.
|The dough should be sticky to the hand|
Cover the dough with plastic wrap to rest.
While the dough is resting prepare the filling.
|Mix well to combine all the ingredients|
Coat your hands with oil and take out the rested dough, and divide into 8 equal sections.
Sprinkle flour on the dough and roll the dough on a well floured surface in to a big flat pancake.Add about 3-4 tablespoons of cheese mixture(or more if you want it more cheesier).
|Fold the pancake like this all around|
|Sprinkle some flour and roll into a pancake again.|
Heat a skillet on medium heat and place khachapuri pancake on the skillet and close lid.
Cook about 3 minutes each side.Brush each side with melted butter.