Vegetarian Chebureki

This is one of my favourite dishes! It’s a deep-fried turnover and it’s a national dish of the Turkic peoples. Chebureki are usually made with meat, but my mom also makes a yummy vegetarian version. It’s so delicious that I decided to share the recipe with you. You’re welcome!

Ingredients:

For the dough

  • 800 g flour
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • some water

For the filling

  • about 1 kg Fragrant-flowered Garlic (usually available in Chinese stores)
  • about 5 eggs
  • salt and pepper

Put the flour, oil and salt in a large bowl. Start mixing and at the same time gradually add water, until you get smooth and elastic dough. Let it rest for about 15 minutes. Afterwards knead it until it looks something like this (picture 1). Cover your dough with plastic foil and start with the filling.

Cut the Fragrant-flowered Garlic like you see in the picture. Add some salt and pepper. Use all the eggs and make scrambled eggs. Add them while they’re hot to the Fragrant-flowered Garlic. Add some salt and pepper and mix everything together.

Cut your dough in equal pieces (size doesn’t matter :p). Roll them out like in the picture, not too thick and not too thin. Put some filling on one side and make a crescent shape. Make sure you squeeze the edges well, so your filling stays inside. My mom has a tool to make it look pretty, but you can also just use a fork.

Now heat quite a lot of oil in a deep pan. I know it’s not good for your health, but it is important for the dish. Basically, your Chebureki have to be half-drowned in oil. When the oil is hot enough, bake the Chebureki on medium heat on both sides until they look nice and brown. And voilà!

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