This is my version of a Georgian classic made with flavoursome beef short ribs from Eat Great Meat. Simple to cook, this recipe combines great umami flavours with fantastic quality beef. The spices are quite unique to the Georgian region and can be purchased from Suneli but I have provided alternatives if you don’t want to buy them. If you can get them, the flavour is incredible and really worth the extra effort.

An Adjika salt alternative can be made by blending 5 x cloves garlic, 2 x red chillies, 1 x tsp coriander seeds and 1 tbsp sea salt.

Serves 4



2 x beef short ribs (approx. 750g)

3 x brown onions, roughly chopped

1 x large bunch of coriander, stalks and leaves separated

200g shelled walnuts

2 x tbsp Adjika salt

3 x tsp ground blue Georgian fenugreek (if you cannot source it, use ground fenugreek)

1 x tin of chopped tomatoes, blended

2 x carrots, peeled and cubed

3 x garlic cloves, grated

3 x tbsp tamarind paste (if you cannot source use 2x tbsp of sugar, juice of one lemon and 1 tsp of white