• 775 grams all-purpose flour
  • 12 grams salt
  • 180 grams starter (flour + water + yeast)
  • 510 ml luke-warm water (at body temperature)
  • Olive oil


  1. Step 1: Making the Starter
    * Mix equal amounts of flour and water (one cup each) and yeast (dry or fresh yeast). You need 1 tablespoon of yeast for each cup of        flour.
    * Cover the mixture and place it in your refrigerator for 24 hours.
    * You can use the starter the next day when it is ready. If you have any leftover you can store it in the fridge for 1 year.
    * In this recipe, you will need 180 grams of starter.
  2. Step 2: Making the Dough
    * Mix the flour, salt, starter, and water in a large bowl, using your hand.
    * You do not need to knead the dough. Just mix all the ingredients together until you get a ball. If the dough is too sticky, add a bit of flour to make it easy for you to roll the dough.
    * Grease the bottom and sides of a container with a little bit of olive oil.
    * Place the dough in a container, cover, and let it rest in a warm place for 24 hours.
    Note: you can use this dough as pizza dough! Also, if you find it difficult, you can just use commerical pizza dough to make Khachapuri.
  3. Step 3: Shaping the Dough
    * The next day the dough is ready. It is elastic, soft, and ready to be shaped!
    * Make 150 grams balls of dough, sprinkle with flour if needed to make the shaping easy.
    * Cover the dough balls until you need to use them.
  4. Step 4: Making Khachapuri
    * Please refer to Ajarian Khachapuri – Part 2 for how to make the filling.

Bon appetit!