What kind of sauce is served with khinkali. 4 proven recipes suitable for khinkali.


Khinkali are essentially Georgian dumplings, slightly different in shape and more spicy. Thanks to their shape and filling, they contain a lot of delicious broth, which replaces the sauce. But many people like to drink this meat juice and dip the khinkali into the sauce. And we will tell you what sauce goes well with khinkali.

Spicy tomato sauce

Tomato sauce for khinkali

Tomato sauce or tomato sauce is often served with meat dishes. The sour taste of tomatoes goes well with the hot khinkali dish. This red sauce is good not only for khinkali, but also quite suitable for dumplings.

We will need:

  • Tomatoes – 2 pcs.
  • Vegetable oil – 1 tbsp. l.
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Red hot pepper – 0.5 pods
  • Cilantro – 0.5 bunch
  • Salt and sugar to taste.

How to make the sauce:

  1. First of all, remove the skins from the tomatoes; to do this, make an incision on them crosswise and pour boiling water over them.
  2. Finely chop the garlic, cilantro and pepper.
  3. Next, chop the tomatoes as finely as possible and place them in a frying pan with oil.
  4. After simmering them a little, add pepper and garlic to them, simmer for another 5 minutes.
  5. Throw in the cilantro and add salt and sugar.
  6. Tomato-garlic sauce for khinkali, ready!

If you want to make red Georgian sauce for khinkali in winter, you can replace tomatoes with tomato paste. One tablespoon of tomato paste replaces one tomato, but add a little water.

Khinkali sauce made from tomato paste will be richer. You can also replace it with tomato juice, otherwise the recipe is the same. Be careful with hot peppers, test them for spiciness first.

Sour cream with garlic and herbs

Sour cream sauce for khinkali

Sour cream sauce for khinkali is quick and easy to make. It also goes great with dumplings and dolma. This is a kind of deep sauce in which you can dip various goodies.


  • Cream – 200 g.
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Greens (to your taste) – 1 bunch
  • Turmeric – 1 pinch
  • Ground coriander – 0.5 tsp.
  • Salt to taste

How to cook:

  1. Pass the garlic through a press or three on the finest grater.
  2. Chop the greens as finely as possible.
  3. Next, combine all the ingredients in one container.
  4. Let it brew and the sauce is ready!

Of course, the fattier the sour cream, the tastier, but also the higher the calorie content. This creamy garlic sauce will cool the khinkali a little, so it’s better to dip it in it than to pour it over it. And be sure to eat it like sauce for manti.

This is probably the simplest sour cream sauce, but very tasty. Turmeric is needed here only to give it a beautiful color, don’t add too much of it, it can be bitter.

Matsoni sauce

Matsoni sauce is also very easy to make. In addition, matsoni sauce for khinkali is healthier and less fatty than white sauce for khinkali made from sour cream.

We will need:

  • Mazzoni – 200 g.
  • Garlic – 4 cloves
  • Cilantro – 1 bunch
  • Utsho-suneli – 0.5 h. l.
  • Salt, pepper to taste


  1. Chop the garlic and cilantro into smaller pieces.
  2. Mix them with matsoni, add utskho-suneli, salt, pepper and the sauce is ready!

The yogurt sauce is prepared in the same way. In addition to khinkali, the sauce goes well with French fries or any fried meat.

Mayonnaise sauce

Mayonnaise sauce for khinkali

For those who are not afraid of mayonnaise, this sauce will be a great success! Moreover, it is simple and affordable, and all the ingredients can be found in the refrigerator. You can make mayonnaise at home yourself, it will be more healthy.

We will need:

  • Mayonnaise – 3 tbsp. l.
  • Homemade mustard – 1 tsp. 
  • Lemon juice/vinegar – 1 tsp.
  • Greens – 0.5 bunch
  • Garlic – 1 clove
  • Salt, pepper to taste

How to prepare mayonnaise sauce for khinkali:

  1. Mix mayonnaise with mustard and lemon juice.
  2. Chop the garlic and herbs as finely as possible and add to the mayonnaise.
  3. Taste for salt, pepper and let it brew, ready!

Sauce with mayonnaise is spicy sauce, thanks to mustard. And moderately spicy due to the garlic it contains. It is suitable not only for khinkali, but for any salads, manti and just spread on bread.

There is also a recipe for sauce for khinkali made from sour plums, this is the usual Tkemali sauce.

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