Delicious Turkmen Traditional Meat Pies. Authentic Recipe of Fitchi.

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Things to know about Fitchi Recipe

Fitchi originated from another Turkmen pie called ‘Ishlekli’ that is baked in hot sand. It became a popular street food in the 1970s. Originally the size was much larger and Turkmen added a lot of onion to it. But now it’s mostly baked in a 10 cm (4 inches) pan. You can use a tart pan if a round Fitchi pan is not available. It makes a perfect hot breakfast or snack. Fitchi is an easy-to-cook food with only mild seasoning. But it has delicious and juicy meat that’s cooked with animal fat. Cooked in a clay oven or not, Fitchi is absolutely a treat for those looking for authentic recipes of traditional central Asian foods.


Agoralia Recipes Traditional Authentic Dishes

Delicious Turkmen Traditional Meat pies. Authentic Recipe of Fitchi.

Local Recipe Name with Local Characters: Fitçi
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— General Atributes of This Recipe:

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Main Ingredient Group Beef, Flour Made, Grain – Seeds, Lamb, Meat (Red)
Main Cooking Method Baked – Cooked in Oven

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Servings 10 Pieces
Calories / Serving 350 kcal

Ingredients
 

Dough

  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 300 ml Water Warm
  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 500 grams Flour
  • 1 tbsp Butter For greasing

Filling

  • 250 grams Ground (Minced) Beef
  • 250 grams Ground Mutton
  • 50 grams Animal Fat
  • 1 pc Onion
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 tbsp Water

Instructions
 

Dough

  • In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Add in water and oil.
  • Mix to form a soft dough.
  • Cover the dough with a kitchen towel and let it rest for about 5 minutes.

Filling

  • Grind the fat and onion and mix with the ground meats.
  • Add the seasonings and water.
  • Mix thoroughly.

Assembly

  • Set the oven to 392F / 200C.
  • Grease tart pans with butter.
  • Now take the dough and roll it out.
  • Cut ten (number depends on the serving size required by the recipe) 15 cm (6 inches) circles and lay them in the tart pans.
  • Add meat filling to each pan.
  • Roll the remaining dough and cover each tart pan. Pinch the edges to seal the filling.
  • Prick the surface using a fork and brush some water over it.
  • Bake for about 25-30 minutes.
RECIPE VARIATIONS:

One variation of Fitchi is Ishkeli, a traditional Turkmen shepherd pie baked in the hot sand.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

Religious Cooking Halal Recipes, Kosher Recipes

Nutrition

Calories: 350kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 14gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 509mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 18mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Fitchi Recipe, Fitçi, Turkmen Traditional Meat Pie
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