Cheese and Herb-Stuffed Georgian Dumplings (Khinkali Qvelit)

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Tangy sour cream and fresh mint and cilantro brighten the ricotta filling of these bite-size dumplings.Simon Bajada

Made of twisted knobs of dough and stuffed with either seasoned meat, fresh curds, or prepared cheeses, these boiled dumplings originated in the mountains but are now widespread across much of Georgia. Locals sometimes serve the dumplings with a side of ground black pepper for dipping.

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