How much to cook satsebeli?

Tomato satsebeli sauce is cooked for 1.5 hours .
The total cooking time for satsebeli from 1 kg of tomatoes is 2 hours .

Satsebeli with tomatoes for the winter

per 0.5 liter
Tomatoes – 5 pieces (large)
Garlic – 4 cloves
Ground red pepper – 1/4 teaspoon
Saffron – 1/4 teaspoon
Suneli hops – 1 teaspoon
Fresh dill – 50 grams
Fresh cilantro – 50 grams
Salt and ground black pepper – to taste

1. Wash the tomatoes, cut them, pour boiling water over them and remove the skin.
2. Cut the tomatoes and put in a saucepan.
3. Wash cilantro and dill and set aside two branches each.
4. Pour boiling water over the tomatoes so that it covers them 1 centimeter higher, add two sprigs of cilantro and dill and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
5. Finely chop the remaining cilantro and dill, add 1/4 teaspoon of ground red pepper, 1 teaspoon of suneli hops, 1/4 teaspoon of saffron.
6. Peel the garlic, finely chop.
7. Grind greens with seasonings and chopped garlic in a mortar.
8. Cool the boiled tomatoes, cut out the green stalk, grind through a sieve to get rid of the grains. Mix with herbs and garlic, salt and pepper.
9. Put the mixture on a slow fire and cook for another 1.5 hours, stirring constantly.
10. Cool the sauce and put in sterilized jars.
11. Roll up and wrap in a towel until cool.
12. Serve chilled satsebeli in a gravy boat, sprinkle with chopped fresh herbs on top.

Tasty Facts about satsebeli

Satsebeli is stored in a refrigerator in a jar with a closed lid for up to five days.

Canned satsebeli (with the addition of vinegar and in sterilized jars) is stored in a dark, cool place for up to three years.
Satsebeli goes perfectly with chicken tabaka, shish kebabs and any meat dishes. And also with khachapuri, pickled cheeses, kharcho soup, grilled fish and eggplant.

For a good satsebeli, it is important to choose large, fragrant tomatoes and Georgian spices (hops-suneli, saffron, cilantro, dill, coriander, ground red pepper). When spinning satsebeli for the winter, it is advisable to take dry herbs so that the sauce is better preserved.

Satsebeli calorie content – 51 kcal / 100 grams.

The average cost of 1 can of Satsebeli sauce in Moscow (300 grams) is from 90 rubles; the cost of products for Satsebeli prepared at home according to our recipe during the season is 100 rubles / 300 grams (average cost in Moscow for the 2020 season).

Benefits of satsebeli sauce
Juices and nuts that make up satsebeli are rich in vitamins and microelements that are involved in hematopoiesis, have a beneficial effect on the heart, joints, liver and thyroid gland. And the herbs that this sauce contains improve appetite and increase immunity. Satsebeli sauce, rolled up for the winter, retains all vitamins and is useful for boosting immunity in the cold season.
Vitamins contained in satsebeli: PP (nervous system), C (blood, immunity), vitamins of group B, A (vision, immunity, skin).