Beef kharcho is a soup with rice, walnuts and sour plum lavash (Tklapi), a traditional dish of Georgian cuisine. In the recipe, tklapi can be replaced with tkemali sour sauce, tomatoes or, at worst, lemon juice. Personally, I prefer to add tomato paste and a little tkemali to kharcho.


  • Water 2 l.
  • Beef 500 gr. (brisket)
  • Rice 120 gr.
  • Bulb onion 300 gr.
  • Tomato paste 100 gr.
  • Tkemali 20 gr.
  • Garlic 5 cloves.
  • Khmeli-suneli 10 gr.
  • Green cilantro 1 bunch.
  • Parsley greens 1 bunch. (not big)
  • Walnuts 70 gr.
  • Cayenne pepper 1 tsp
  • Salt and Pepper to taste.
  • Butter 50 gr.
  • Vegetable oil 20 ml.

Beef kharcho step by step recipe

  • First of all, boil the broth. To do this, cut the beef into large cubes 3 * 4 cm. Wash, fill with water and cook over medium heat for 2 hours. Learn how to cook beef broth here.
  • While the broth is cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients. Cut the onion into a medium dice, finely chop the garlic. Rinse the rice well. Rinse cilantro and parsley greens, dry and finely chop. Crush the walnut, or chop finely with a knife.
  • Put butter in a frying pan and melt, add vegetable oil. Then add onion and sauté over medium heat until translucent. When the onion becomes transparent, add tomato paste to it and fry for 15-20 minutes.
  • When the beef is cooked, remove it from the broth, and strain the broth itself through a sieve. Put the rice in the strained broth and cook for 15 minutes over medium heat.
  • When the rice is cooked, add all the other ingredients to the kharcho, except for the greens. Boil the soup for another 5 minutes, remove excess fat and put chopped greens in kharcho.
  • That's all, beef kharcho is ready. Bon Appetit!
  • How to cook tklapi at home

    • Boil sour plums until soft. Drain in a sieve and let excess liquid drain. When the liquid drains, wipe the resulting mass through a sieve and put it on a baking sheet, previously moistened with water, level with a layer 1 cm thick. Put the baking sheet in a sunny place, turning the cloth over as it dries.
    (Français) Kharcho de boeuf
    (Italiano) Carne di manzo
    (Português) kharcho de carne
    (Nederlands) Rundvlees Kharcho
    (Svenska) Biff kharcho
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    (Български) Телешко харчо
    (العربية) خرشو بقر
    (Čeština) Hovězí kharcho
    (עברית) חרכו בקר
    (Lietuvių) Jautienos kharcho
    (Українська) Харчо із яловичини
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    (中文(简体)) 牛肉卡乔