As most of us know, Georgia has mountainous regions and vast farmlands, making it one of the greenest places in the world. For this reason, some of the Georgian cuisines feature fruits and vegetables, which are all locally grown by their farmers. If you are a vegan or someone who wants to impress the locals with your rich vocabulary, this post is perfect for you! For today's blog, we will discuss some of the typical Georgian vegetables used in cooking.
Aside from the exquisite natural wonders that Georgia has under its belt, the country is also blessed with a considerable climate that helps its agricultural industry to grow even better. Unlike other countries, growing your own food is significantly easier in the area. For this reason, the country has large amounts of fruits and vegetables ( ბოსტნეულის - bost'neulis) that can be used in Georgian cooking. The locals cook various vegetable dishes with fresh herbs and other common vegetables like bell peppers, red pepper, black pepper, crushed garlic or minced garlic, bay leaves, and other spices to make their traditional recipes.
The common Georgian vegetables presented below are some of the main ingredients in Georgian traditional cooking and cuisines. Some of the best examples of Georgian traditional vegetable dishes are Lobio (bean with walnuts), Lobiano (Georgian bean-filled round pied), Pkhali (Georgian Spinach dip with Walnuts), Ajapsandali (stewed eggplants with tomatoes), Georgian beetroot salad with tkemali, and others.
If you want to find out the common Georgian vegetables that the locals use in their traditional dishes, let's get it on!
Below are the top 35 common Georgian vegetables which the locals consider as a critical ingredient for their traditional dishes:
|ზეთის ხილი||zetis khili||olives|
|პილპილი, წიწაკა||pilpili, tsitsaka||peppers|
|გოგრა / კვახი||gogra / kvakhi||pumpkin|
|ლებნები / მარცვლები (ლობიოს)||lebnebi / martsvlebi (lobio)||beans|
|საფრანგეთის ლობიო||sap’ranget’is lobio||french beans|
|ლურჯი ფენგრიკი||lurji pengrik’i||blue fenugreek|
|მწვანე ხახვი||mts’vane khakhvi||green onion|
|გაზაფხულის ხახვი||gazapkhulis khakhvi||spring onion|
|კაიენის წიწაკა||k’aienis ts’its’ak’a||cayenne pepper|
|ბროწეულის მარცვლები||brots’eulis martsvlebi||pomegranate seeds|
Now that you learned some of the Georgian words for vegetables, I hope it will come in handy when reading traditional Georgian recipes or speaking with the locals. Some of these vegetable names in Georgian are familiar if you read the blog post about the Top 10 Delicious Georgian Foods.
In addition to learning the common Georgian vegetables and their pronunciations, you should also start learning other Georgian parts of speech if you want to develop your skills in the language. If you are truly passionate about this, first, you should start with the Georgian alphabet. It will help you get familiarized with the Georgian writing system and how to properly sound them out. Afterward, you can move on to mastering some of the Georgian words and phrases.
Before we close this post, allow us to walk you through some of the best ways to learn this language. As you know, this is not as simple as other foreign ones out there given that it has its own writing system and that the pronunciation part can seriously make you feel overwhelmed in an instant. Fortunately, there are three ways by which you can tackle this:
First, you may want to consider memorizing the alphabet first. While it may seem pretty daunting, there are several resources out there that can teach you the step-by-step way of writing each letter. You can also purchase workbooks to practice but that can get pretty expensive especially if you plan to buy multiple books at once. You might also want to consider downloading online worksheets but you cannot guarantee their uniqueness.
Our advice? Why not try online platforms that work? Contrary to common belief, online language applications are perfect for language learners of all levels since they are affordable (some are even free) and pretty flexible. In fact, you can simply install it on all of your available devices. One example of that is the Ling App.
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