Chanakhi (Georgian Lamb Stew)


A traditional Georgian stew made with lamb, mutton, or beef combined with potatoes, eggplant, peppers, and herbs. [Recipe originally submitted to]

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 servings


  • 1 ¼ pounds cubed lamb meat

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 2 ¼ potatoes, cubed

  • 3 eggplants, cubed

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. In a heavy casserole dish, layer the following order: lamb, onion, potatoes, eggplants, garlic, tomato paste, tomatoes, red bell pepper, parsley, and dill, seasoning each layer with salt and pepper. Pour a few spoonfuls of water on top. Cover with a lid.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until lamb is tender, about 2 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Mutton or beef can substitute for the lamb, if desired. Also you can use any variety of mixed chopped fresh herbs - parsley, dill, basil, or cilantro are all good options.

Use about 1/4 cup of any variety of fresh herbs (parsley, dill, basil, coriander).

This stew also be cooked in a lidded clay pot.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

439 Calories
16g Fat
53g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 439
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 140mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 19g 66%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 86mg 430%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 1931mg 41%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.