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Chebureki are a classic Crimean, Caucasus and Turkic street food snack, popular across Russia and the former Soviet Union. Crispy outside, juicy inside, so easy to make, an authentic recipe! Chebureki (Чебуреки)

Chebureki (Чебуреки)

Chebureki are a classic Crimean, Caucasus and Turkic street food snack, popular across Russia and the former Soviet Union. Crispy outside, juicy inside, so easy to make, an authentic recipe! Chebureki (Чебуреки)

Course Appetizer, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine Crimean, Russian, Soviet, Ukrainian
Keyword Chebureki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Author Peter's Food Adventures

Ingredients

Ingredients for dough

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups water
  • 4 tablespoons oil

Ingredients for filling

  • lbs /600g ground beef
  • 2 small onions finely diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ bunch chopped parsley
  • oil for frying

Instructions

  1. To prepare the dough, mix water and salt together until dissolved. place the flour, salty water and oil in a bowl. Mix together to make a dough ball. Sprinkle more flour on a working surface, continue to knead the dough, adding more flour if necessary until the dough is smooth, elastic and non-tacky. Flip the bowl over the dough and allow to rest for about an hour.
  2. To prepare the meat filling, combine all the ingredients until evenly mixed.
  3. Pinch small pieces of dough, slightly smaller than a tennis ball, and roll out thinly. The dough circle should be about 7" to 8" wide. Make sure it's not wider than your frying pan!
  4. Place a heaping tablespoon of meat over half of the dough, spreading evenly. Leave a ½" clean border around the meat. Fold the dough over the meat, forming a half moon, and press the edges to seal the cheburek. Use a fork to press a pattern around the cheburek.
  5. Heat about ½" oil into a frying pan until hot. Fry the chebureki in the hot oil for 3-4 minutes, carefully turning over each side. If oil isn't hot enough, it will absorb into the cheburek and tasty oily.
  6. Serve immediately.