Georgian  Plum Sauce

Tkemali is a very flavorful and nutrient-dense Georgian plum sauce that is a great healthier alternative to ketchup or cranberry sauce.

Tkemali sauce is a perfect condiment for almost anything: roasted vegetables, (red) beets, burgers, potato wedges, any kind of protein, in salad dressings, as a bread spread, grilled food, tempeh, fresh bread, as a dip for stir fried veggies. This plum sauce is pretty much as universal as ketchup.



Traditional tkemali is made from a variety of green sour plum. However, you can use other types of plums as well.

– plums – garlic  – red chili pepper  – cilantro – dill   – peppermint   – tarragon – coriander – khmeli suneli – salt – sugar – black pepper – pomegranate juice

Cut plums in quarters or halves

Remove stones and place in a pot

Cook until soft and put through the sieve

Alternatively, use a blender

Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for 5 min

Transfer to jars

Store it in the fridge or in a cool place for up to 3 months. – To make your sauce last longer, sterilize your jars (boil them for 15 minutes in water) and pour some olive oil on the surface before you seal them in.

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