Recipes for making lobio beans. How to cook lobio with beans in Georgian?

Today we’ll talk about lobio - a dish of national Georgian cuisine. According to many nutritionists, lobio must be included in the menu of vegetarians, meat-eaters, losing weight and gaining weight, women and men aged "40+". Find secrets and delicious recipes for lobio in an article

Georgia has enriched the world gastronomic traditions with many bright and healthy dishes, which

  • increase mood
  • improve metabolism
  • activate the internal reserves of the body

Lobio is one of such amazing dishes.

Its ingredients are perfectly balanced, healthy, easily digestible.

The main ingredients of lobio

Lobio in translation from Georgian means "beans". Beans are the basis of a popular Georgian dish. For beans, both bean grains and green beans in pods are suitable

Important! Beans increase acidity, keep this in mind when designing your menu. In addition, foods rich in fiber, including beans, irritate the gastric mucosa

Another indispensable ingredient in the dish is onion.

To prepare the classic Georgian lobio, you need high-quality vegetable oil and wine vinegar

Not a single Georgian dish can do without aromatic herbs and spices. Georgian cooks strongly recommend using cilantro greens for lobio cooking. As a rule, not only leaves, but also petioles of grass go to lobio

Georgian cuisine loves spices. Each region of Georgia will offer its own dry fragrant set for lobio, however, the most common spice is uchi-suneli. Utsho Suneli - a dry spicy mixture based on blue fenugreek. Blue fenugreek is not very familiar to us, but hops-suneli or "dried spice" is a frequent guest in many kitchens

Depending on the region and taste preferences, dishes can be added to the dish.

  • tomatoes
  • Imereti cheese
  • hard boiled eggs
  • crushed walnuts
  • pomegranate seeds
  • Tkemali pita bread called tklapi
  • mushrooms
  • garlic and various greens

General rules and secrets of cooking beans for lobio

Beans do not tolerate fuss! She needs planning!

How to Make Bean Seeds

  1. There are more than 500 varieties of cultivated beans. The cooking time for each bean is different.

Never cook several types of beans together: you run the risk of getting unevenly cooked beans that will ruin the dish. In addition, undercooked beans contain the toxic substance feazin, which can cause dysbiosis

  1. Before cooking, soak the bean seeds in cold clean water for 7-8 hours. Proportions for soaking beans: 100 g beans / 400 ml water
  • Soaking activates the processes of germination in the seed, which requires "deconservation" of the protein contained in it. It is such a canned protein that is the famous plant protein that the human body needs so much. In addition, oligosaccharides harmful to us dissolve in the process of de-preservation
  • To avoid fermentation, place a container of soaked beans in the refrigerator.
  • Never speed up the cooking time of beans with baking soda. Soda kills all the beneficial properties of beans
  • When soaking, add 1 tsp to the bean container ordinary table salt for every 250 g of beans. This will speed up the process of subsequent cooking and improve the taste of beans
  • Having taken a bath, beans will increase in volume several times
  1. Before cooking, discard the swollen beans in a colander and rinse with cold running water
  2. Water for cooking beans is taken based on the following proportion: 1 part of beans / 4 parts of water
  3. Beans love dishes with a wide bottom: beans should be in the pan in almost the same layer. This will help avoid crushing the lower beans and burning them.
  4. To facilitate intestinal function, drain the "first" bean broth immediately after boiling. Gently drain the water, add the same amount of clean boiling water, add a pinch of salt and cook the beans until tender.
  5. Beans do not like boiling hot. She needs a quiet and even boiling
  6. The readiness of the beans is determined by the broken skin and soft beans
  7. Beans cooking time: 2.5-4 hours

How to make fresh green beans

  1. Give preference to young pods. You can distinguish them by a delicate green color.
  2. Rinse the pods thoroughly, cut the ends on both sides
  3. String beans also need soaking. Bath time: 2-3 hours
  4. Cut the beans into portioned pieces (each about 2 cm long)
  5. Put soaked beans in boiling salted water and cook for 4-5 minutes from the moment of boiling water again. For old pods, increase the cooking time to 7-10 minutes
  6. Ready green beans do not crunch, but remain firm
  7. Once the readiness of the beans is determined, fold the pods into a colander, and preferably, place in a container with cold water. Cold water will stop the heat treatment of the product due to its own temperature and preserve the taste of the beans. Fold the cooled beans into a colander

Frozen green beans are prepared in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Green Bean Lobio

Classic Bean Recipe Lobio

Classic Bean Lobio

What to cook from:

  • 500 g of fresh green beans. You can take frozen green beans or dry beans
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp. l cooking oil for frying


  • 100 g peeled walnuts
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (about 50 g)
  • 1 bunch of dill (about 50 g)
  • 2 tbsp. l quality vegetable oil
  • salt and spices to taste
  • 2 cloves of garlic

How to prepare a dressing:

  1. Rinse and dry the greens thoroughly
  2. In a blender bowl, place all the refill products and chop
Walnut dressing suitable for any fresh vegetable salad

Tip. You can chop the garlic using a press, greens and nuts through a meat grinder, and then mix all the ingredients in a separate container

How to cook lobio:

  1. Boil green beans (above are tips for properly boiling green beans). If you have frozen pods, cook them in accordance with the directions on the packaging.
  2. Cut the onion into small cubes and simmer until transparent with a little vegetable oil
  3. Add boiled beans to the onion thoroughly mix. If you plan to serve lobio hot - warm the beans a little, covering the pan with a lid
  4. Add nut dressing, spices to taste, if necessary - add salt to the dish, mix thoroughly again
Green Bean Lobio Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Eggs

Serve Lobio

  • warm - as an independent dish or as a side dish for meat dishes
  • cold - like a snack
  • like a salad by adding fresh tomatoes or hard-boiled eggs to the beans

How to cook Georgian green bean lobio?

Lobio is a rustic dish. Restaurant serving makes lobio appropriate on the festive table

What to cook from:

  • 500 g fresh green beans

Dressing sauce:

  • 4 medium-sized ripe fleshy tomatoes
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (about 50 g)
  • quality cooking oil for frying
  • salt and spices to taste

How to make dressing:

  1. Remove the peel from the tomatoes. How to do it right and quickly tell the video at the end of the article
  2. Rinse and dry the cilantro thoroughly without untying the bun
  3. Cut the onion into small cubes and simmer until transparent with a little vegetable oil
  4. Grind the garlic, add to the onion. Make sure vegetables are not burnt.
  5. Cut peeled tomatoes and seeds into small cubes. Put in the pan for onions and garlic. Salt the sauce, add the Suneli hops, mix well
  6. Cut the tied stems of cilantro and lay them on the tomatoes. Cover the pan and simmer the sauce for 10 minutes.

How to make lobio

  1. While the sauce is in good condition, boil the beans, following the tips in the article.
  2. Chop green cilantro
  3. Add the finished beans to the pan with dressing, mix
  4. Add greens to lobio, mix again

Serve the dish to the table.

Tip. If you have some lobio left, don't throw it away! Lobio is one of those amazing dishes that on the second day after cooking become even tastier.

How to cook red bean lobio?

What to cook from:

  • 1 cup dark bean (can be replaced with white beans)
  • 1 medium onion
  • spices (hops-suneli) to taste
  • 1 tbsp. l wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. l quality cooking oil for frying
Ingredients for Red Bean Lobio

For dressing sauce:

  • ½ cup peeled walnuts
  • 1 bunch of cilantro (about 50 g)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • salt
  • if desired, you can add basil greens

How to make dressing:

  1. Rinse and dry the greens thoroughly. Leave some cilantro leaves to decorate the dish
  2. In a blender bowl, place all the refill products and chop

Tip. You can chop the garlic through a press, greens and nuts through a meat grinder, and then mix all the ingredients in a separate container

Red bean is especially loved by Georgian cooks

How to cook lobio:

  1. Boil the beans (above are tips for properly boiling the beans). For this dish, it is better to digest the beans slightly than undercook
  2. As soon as the beans are boiled, select one glass of bean broth, drain the rest
  3. Cut the onion into small cubes and sauté until golden brown. Make sure that the onion does not burn. Add onion to the onion in the pan and add the hops to the pan and heat the spices in oil. So you will discover the full aromatic potential of your dry herbs
  4. Add the fried onions along with the oil to the pot with beans. Stir the beans. During mixing, the beans should be slightly jammed.
  5. Add the nut dressing and ½ cup of bean broth to the pan. Stir the beans again. If lobio is thick, add a decoction
  6. Bring the contents of the pan to a boil and simmer on low heat for 3-5 minutes
  7. Remove the pan from the heat. Pour wine vinegar into lobio, add finely chopped cilantro leaves, mix everything thoroughly, leave to insist under the lid for about 10 minutes

How to cook lobio from white beans, photo. Bean Lobio with Tomato Recipe

 What to cook from:

  • 400 g of white beans (can be replaced with red beans)
  • 3 medium-sized carrots
  • 35 ml of quality vegetable oil
  • 60 g tomato paste
  • 2 g turmeric powder
  • salt and sunli hops to taste
  • 50 g of herbs (cilantro, basil, dill, parsley)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tsp adjika
White bean lobio will be a wonderful side dish for chicken or an independent lean dish

How to cook:

  1. Boil the beans (above are tips for properly boiling the beans)
  2. As soon as the beans are boiled, select one glass of bean broth, drain the rest
  3. Peel the carrots, grate on a coarse grater
  4. Stew the carrots in a thick-walled pan with vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes
  5. Add turmeric and suneli hops to the pan with carrots. Mix well. Leave the spices to warm in vegetable oil for a few seconds
  6. Put the beans to the carrots and spices
  7. Dilute the tomato paste in ½ cup bean broth. Pour the resulting mixture into lobio
  8. Mix the beans thoroughly and, if necessary, add salt
  9. Bring the contents of the pan to a boil, leave to simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes
  10. Grind greens, garlic, adjika in a blender
  11. Add the garlic mixture to lobio a few minutes until cooked
  12. Remove the pan from the heat.
  13. Before serving, lobio must be infused for at least 10 minutes

Canned Bean Lobio in Georgian Recipe

Canned Bean Lobio with Imereti Cheese

What to cook from:

  • 450 g canned white beans
  • 200 g of Imereti cheese. Can be replaced with cheese
  • 2 medium onions
  • quality cooking oil for frying
  • Suneli hops to taste
  • 1 tbsp. l wine vinegar

For refueling:

  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 50 g peeled walnuts (1/2 cup)
  • 50 g parsley
  • 50 g cilantro and basil
  • 1-2 tbsp. l bean brine

How to prepare a dressing:

Grind garlic, herbs, nuts thoroughly with a blender. Leave some greens to decorate the dish

How to cook lobio:

  1. Imereti cheese soak in cold clean water for 1 hour to remove excess salt, grate on a fine grater
  2. Fold beans into a colander, save bean pickle
  3. Finely chop the onion and fry in a thick-walled pan until light golden
  4. Add to the onion hops-suneli, warm for a few seconds
  5. Add beans to the pan, mix everything thoroughly, warm for several minutes over low heat
  6. Add garlic dressing, wine vinegar to warmed beans
  7. To stir thoroughly
  8. Remove from fire
  9. Serve lobio, generously sprinkled with cheese and herbs

Bean Lobio recipe in a slow cooker. Bean and chicken lobio recipe. Bean Lobio with meat, recipe

What to cook from:

  • 2 cups beans of any grade
  • 0.5 kg of meat (chicken or lean pork)
  • 2 onions
  • 60 g tomato paste
  • 50 g peeled walnuts
  • 50 g of cilantro
  • salt and sunli hops to taste
  • 40 g vegetable oil for frying

How to cook:

Stages of making bean lobio with meat
  1. Pre-soaked beans (see tips at the beginning of the article), place in the bowl of the slow cooker, fill with water and cook in the "Soup" mode. Cooking time: 1 hour
  2. Discard the finished beans in a colander. Drain the liquid in which the beans were cooked, leave 1 cup of bean broth for the sauce
  3. Pour vegetable oil into the multicooker bowl, lay out sliced ​​pieces of meat in portions. Fry the meat until cooked, setting the mode "Frying". Cooking time: for chicken - 15 minutes, for pork - 30 minutes
  4. Put the meat out of the bowl, leaving the butter in which it was fried
  5. Grind nuts and garlic in a blender
  6. Fry finely chopped onions in a multicooker bowl until golden brown
  7. Add spices to the onion and warm a little
  8. Lay out the meat, mix with onions and spices. Salt
  9. Put the cooked beans on the meat.
  10. Top the beans with a nut-garlic mixture and finely chopped cilantro
  11. Dilute the tomato paste in a glass of bean broth and pour the mixture into the multicooker bowl
  12. Set the "Extinguishing" mode. Cooking time 1 hour
  13. Stir before serving

General Lobby Rules

  • Serve a dish with fresh Georgian baked charcoal bread and red wine
  • The perfect bread for lobio: shotis puri or tonis puri

How to Make Lobio Bean Delicious: Tips and Reviews

In the video "Lobio. Two cooking options. Georgian cuisine. Recipe TV" you will find interesting tips and tricks from the Georgian chef

Video: Lobio. Two cooking options. Georgian cuisine. Recipe TV

Watch the video: Georgian Bean Stew "Lobio" ლობიო - Ep. 9 - Marco's Urban Kitchen (November 2019).