MAY 11, 2024: Khinkali - Georgian Soup Dumplings

Date: Saturday, May 11, 2024

Time: 11am - 3pm

Cost: $150 per ticket 


Katya Lyukum is coming to the mill to share her dumpling skills with YOU! Katya has a wealth of knowledge and experience in global cuisines, and in this class, you will learn how to make dumplings in the Georgian tradition from start to finish. If you're a fan of soup dumplings, then these are a MUST-HAVE in your repertoire!

Khinkali (Georgian: ხინკალი) is a juicy Georgian dumpling filled with seasoned minced meat (lamb or beef + pork). Khinkali are supposed to be eaten with your hands (no utensils!) - pick one up by the top of the dumpling (aka kudi or “hat”), turn it upside down, and take a bite to suck out all of the sumptuous juice trapped inside! Then, you can eat the rest of the dumpling, except for the part you’ve been using as a holder. Since khinkali is a communal dish, watch how many “hats” you collect on your plate to ensure nobody’s left behind!

Khinkali require a special shaping technique to achieve the distinctive "hat," as well as the delicately pleated and circular base. In class, you will spend time mastering the dough method and shaping technique with in-depth instruction from Katya, as well as crafting your own filling so you can cook and eat your tender creations. While these dumplings are deeply rooted in Georgian tradition, you can take Katya's dough & filling recipes, as well as the shaping technique, and apply them to any dumpling extravaganza your heart desires! By the end of class, we're sure your culinary skills and creativity will be much improved by Katya's expertise.

This class is BYOB for participants 21+, so bring a special ferment if you so please for ultimate fun! 🥂

This class is suited for omnivores (non-vegetarians).

Beginners are welcome, and encouraged to attend.

Things to look forward to:

  • Have an opportunity to work fresh flours, stone-ground right here at Barton Springs Mill

  • Learn tips and tricks for shaping picture-perfect dumplings

  • Eat & take home fresh khinkali!

  • Tour the mill with our Education Director

  • Purchase BSM products at a 15% discount

Class Policies:

By purchasing these class tickets, you acknowledge and agree to our Participant Class Policies and Media Release FormClose-toed shoes and a head covering (such as a baseball cap) required for all classes.

TICKETS ARE FINAL SALE, NON-REFUNDABLE, and NON-TRANSFERRABLE TO OTHER CLASSES. You may transfer tickets to another person to attend in your place - simply have them check in under the original name used to purchase the ticket(s).

Touring our facility requires that all participants adhere to health guidelines - all touring participants (included in ticket) will be required to remove most jewelry and piercings, and wear a beard net (if applicable) and/or hair net. Close-toed shoes are required for entering any part of our facility. 

In keeping with low COVID risk level in Travis County, masks are optional and up to personal discretion for this class. 

In the event of class cancellation, we will email you to notify you of a canceled class.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Fantastic adventure in cooking and awesome teacher!

Cassie S.

Such a fun and informative class. And, the dumplings were absolutely delicious!