How to make the perfect lobio

This is a famous Georgian dish you should try at least once. It is so tasty, aromatic and satisfying that it can easily replace a full lunch or dinner. Preparing, by the way, is pretty simple, albeit a long time. But it's worth it.

How to make the perfect lobio

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To make the lobio perfect, do not mix different types of beans. Otherwise, lobio is baked unevenly. At the same time, choose red or purple beans, and not white - it boils faster, as a result, lobio turns into porridge.

This must be done for three reasons.

Firstly, so your lobio will turn out more tender. Secondly, it will help determine which beans are not suitable for food (empty grains will pop up). Thirdly, during the soaking, the antinutrients that are contained in the bean shell and protect the grains from fungi and bacteria are neutralized. And this is good - getting into the body, antinutrients can cause indigestion, bloating, and also interfere with the absorption of iron, zinc and magnesium.

When traveling in Georgia, you may notice that the peculiarities of cooking lobio vary depending on the region of the country.

Feel free to experiment - add your favorite herbs, garlic, tomatoes, cheese or tkemali to lobio, serve it hot or cold, bake with and without dough. In general, do not be afraid to experiment!

How to make the perfect lobio

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TIME PREPARATIONS:

15 HOURS 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

dry red beans

100 d

  1. Sort the beans, get rid of the bad grains. Rinse thoroughly, then fill with cold water and leave for 10-12 hours.
  2. At the end of this time, wash the beans again, fill them with water and put on fire.

  3. While the water is boiling, chop the celery, cilantro and onion. Fry the onion over low heat until golden brown. Before boiling water, add celery, cilantro and onion to the pan.
  4. As soon as the water boils, reduce the temperature - the lobio should languish, not cook, and for two hours. Stir regularly.

    Finally, season the dish with spices, salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Put the lobio in the pots and send to the oven, preheated to 180 degrees, for 20-30 minutes.

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