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Authentic Recipe of Fitchi. Delicious Turkmen Traditional Meat Pies.

Fitchi is a traditional Turkmen street food filled with delicious ground meat and onions. This authentic recipe is perfect for a great breakfast.

Things to know about Fitchi Recipe

Fitchi originated from another Turkmen pie called ‘Ishlekli’ 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 for traditional Central Asian foods.

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 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Servings 10 Pieces
Calories / Serving 350 kcal



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



  • 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.


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


  • 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.

— Specific Atributes of This Recipe:

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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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Variations of Fitchi

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

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