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Khinkali in a seerving dish with herbs

Khinkali Recipe (Georgian Dumplings)

Khinkali are super flavorful, meat-filled dumplings that are similar to soup dumplings. They reheat well, making them great for meal prep and can even be frozen! Both the dough and filling are easy to make and they’re fun to assemble.
Course Main Course
Cuisine georgian
Keyword dumpling recipe, georgian dumplings, khinkali recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 dumplings
Calories 127kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin


Khinkali Dough

Khinkali Filling

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 medium onion minced
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt adjust to taste
  • 1 tbsp herbs (optional)


Khinkali Dough

  • In a large bowl combine the flour with the salt. Make a well in the center and add the eggs. Whisk together using a fork.
    eggs added to the flour in a bowl
  • Add the water to the center and fold the flour into the liquid. Knead the dough by hand until it feels elastic.
    flour with wet ingredients in a bowl
  • Cover the kneaded dough and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
    Khinkali dough in a bowl

Khinkali Filling

  • Combine the beef with the chicken, minced onion, salt and pepper.
    beef, chciken, onion, salt and pepper in a bowl
  • Roll out the dough as thin as you possibly can.
    rolled out Khinkali dough
  • Cut the dough into 3 inch circles. Place a dollop of the meat filling in the center.
    Khinkali dough cut out with a meat filling
  • Pull the edge over the filling and pinch all around, forming little pockets with meat.
    pinching edges of Khinkali
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a few of the Khinkali at a time. Once they float to the top, give them 2-4 minutes to simmer.
    boiling Khinkali in a pot
  • Remove them from the water. Serve with butter, and fresh herbs.
    Khinkali in a seerving dish with herbs


Note: You can use any of your favorite combinations of ground meat. Such as beef, pork, turkey, chicken or even lamb.


Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 412mg | Potassium: 149mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg