Piroshki Recipe

Piroshki are small Russian pastries filled with finely chopped meat or vegetables, baked or fried. Learn how to make/prepare Piroshki by following this easy recipe.
Piroshki Recipe
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • ½ tsp Dried Dill Weed
  • ½ tsp Grounded Black Pepper
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  • 7 gm Active Dry Yeast
  • 700 gm Ground Beef
  • 1/4 cup Warm Water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 cups Oil for frying
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
How to make Piroshki:
  • Cook the ground beef over medium heat on a skillet until evenly browned.
  • Add the onion and cook with the beef until semi-transparent.
  • Sprinkle in salt, pepper and dill weed to taste. Allow to cool.
  • Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water and place in a warm location until foamy, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Take a medium saucepan and warm the milk, gently whisk in the eggs, oil, sugar and salt. Remove from the heat.
  • Place half the flour in a large mixing bowl; gradually stir in the milk mixture and yeast solution, while stirring continuously.
  • Knead until the dough forms a non-sticky ball, cover it and allow rising until doubled in volume.
  • Remove dough from bowl and made equal portions of ball out of it.
  • Roll each of the balls into circles of 3-1/2 to 4 inches in diameter.
  • Fill center of each disk with a heap tablespoon of the cooled meat mixture.
  • Fold disks over the mixture and firmly pinch edges to seal. Keep it aside for 10 minutes.
  • In a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees F and deep fry the piroshki until golden brown from both sides.
  • Remove and let drain the excess oil on a plate lined with paper towels.