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Georgian: Mtsvadi (Shashlik, Shish Kebab) April 26, 2012

Filed under: Georgian,Recipes — multiculturalfamilyrecipes @ 8:32 pm


  • 5 lb. Beef or Lamb
  • 1 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Onions
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Parsley


Cut Steak or Lamb into 1-1.5 inch cubes and put into a large glass bowl. Sprinkle salt, pepper, cumin seeds and binegar and onions. Mix the bowl with the ingredients and let marinate up to 24 hours in refrigerator.

Place the meat on skewers without the onions. Heat the grill on medium and place the skewers on top. Turn the skewers every 2-3 minutes on each side until ready.

Remove from skewers and cut fresh onions and parsley on top before serving.



This is a great recipe to make when you are outdoors during a barbecue. It is usually eaten with lavash which is similar to thin pita bread. Very popular dish that men like to make for their families and company.


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