Leek Pkhali – Georgian Vegetable and Walnut Dish



Leek pkhali is a popular Georgian dish that combines vegetables with walnuts. This version uses leeks and is often served as a finger food or appetizer. It pairs especially well with hot mchadi, a Georgian cornbread. Experience the delightful flavors of Georgia with this delicious and nutritious dish.

Serves: 4-6


  • 1 kg of leek
  • 300 g of walnuts
  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2 bunches of coriander
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Ground blue fenugreek seeds (optional)


  1. Clean and trim the leek, then blanch it in boiling water for a couple of minutes. Remove the leek from the water, let it cool down, then squeeze out the excess water.
  2. Either chop the leek finely or pass it through a meat grinder.
  3. Add thinly sliced or ground onion, garlic, and walnuts to the leek.
  4. Add chopped coriander, salt, pepper, and ground blue fenugreek seeds (if using) to the leek mixture.
  5. Mix all ingredients until well combined.

Serving: Serve the leek pkhali as an appetizer or finger food. It is especially tasty when accompanied by hot mchadi, Georgian cornbread.

Enjoy your Georgian Leek Pkhali!

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