Pelamushi: A delicious dessert from Georgia

Pelamushi has a long history and is a traditional Georgian (Republic of Georgia) dessert. This delectable treat is made of a few ingredients that you can make in a short time and enjoy it.

This dessert is recommended for those who don’t feel good and lose their appetite needing a dessert to renew their appetite.

In this post, we will explore the recipe for Pelamushi and provide some helpful tips to ensure your recipe is like the one you can find in Georgia.

You need two ingredients to make Plomushi.

Pelamushi ingredients

How to make Pelamushi?

Here are the ingredients and steps you must follow tomake aPelamushi.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Resting time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Georgian


  • 500 ml Grape juice or badagi preferably red
  • 70 grams Corn flour
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • Chopped nuts such as walnuts or almonds, or raisins for garnish optional


  • Begin by sieving the flour and mixing it with sugar in a bowl.
  • Now it is time to add gradually half of the grape juice or badagi into our flour and sugar mixture. As you add baggage, stir them slowly and continuously with a wooden spoon. To mix all ingredients well, it is better to use a blender.
  • Pour the rest of the grape juice into a pot and put it on low heat. Then, gradually pour your mixture into the pot to dissolve the content.
  • Keep stirring the mixture on the heat till they become entirely blended.
  • Then raise the heat and stir the content continuously until it boils.
  • Once it reaches boiling, you can adjust the heat to a low degree and continue stirring for about 7-8 minutes.
  • Within this time, your mixture begins to thicken and lose the taste of raw flour.
  • Remove the saucepot from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
  • Grease a mold or your serving dishes with a little oil or butter.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared mold or dishes and let it cool completely at room temperature.
  • Once cooled, refrigerate this dessert for at least 1-3 hours or until it sets and becomes firm.
  • To serve, gently remove the Pelamushi from the mold or scoop it out from the individual dishes.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts or raisins, if desired, foradded texture and flavor.
Plamoshi decorated with grapes

What is Badagi?

Badagi (Georgian: ბადაგი, ტკბილი) is a Georgian term that refers to the pressed, condensed grape juice used commonly making lots of popular and delicious desserts or sweets such as Pelamushi, churchkhela, kaklucha, and grape tilapia.

Tips for making perfect Pelamushi:

Here are tips that you can consider while making the Pelamushi dessert:

  1. I used fresh grape juice as you see. It’s better you use high-quality grape juice for the best flavor. Freshly squeezed grape juice or 100% pure grape juice works well.
  2. Use corn flour rather than solely flour to have the best texture for the Pealmushi dessert.
  3. Allow the dessert to cool completely before refrigerating. This will help it set properly and achieve the right texture.
  4. Design with different ingredients. Chopped nuts like walnuts or almonds and red grapes on the table can add beauty features to your delicious dessert.

The most important point in making Plamushi

When making plamushi, one of the most important points is to stir the mixture. Note that:

  • Be patient while cooking the mixture. The mixture may take some time to thicken, so keep stirring until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Stir continuously while adding the mixture to prevent lumps from forming. A smooth and creamy texture is key to a delicious dessert.
Plamoshi decorated with grapes-from another angle


Pelamushi is a flavorful Georgian sweet made of grape juice with the smoothness of cornstarch. Although making this dessert requires a few ingredients, it needs some patience and tips to make a dessert you can find in its nation.

Do you have any tips for making perfect Pelamushi which is not mentioned in this article? We would love to hear from you in the comment section.

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