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Piroshki in a bowl

Savory Piroshky

Looking for a savory Piroshki recipe? If you love Piroshki, you are in for a treat! These fried Piroshki are a treat made with our favorite filling of ground beef and onions. I dare you to try and eat only one!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Russian
Keyword piroshky
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 40 Units
Calories 209kcal


  • 5 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 2 cup warm Milk
  • 1/2 cup warm Water
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 70 g Butter
  • 7 cup Flour the dough shouldn’t be too thick, yet shouldn’t be sticky


  • 3 lb Ground Meat
  • 1 large Onion (grated)
  • Seasoning


Piroshki Filling

  • Combine together ground meat (I use chicken with a bit of beef), onion and season to taste.
    Ground meat in a bowl for piroshki

Piroshki Dough

  • Whisk eggs with sugar and sour cream. Add water, milk and yeast. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Add melted butter.
    Liquid with yeast in a whisking bowl
  • Mix in flour by thirds. I used a Kitchen Aid mixer. Knead the dough until it unsticks from your hands, at least 10 minutes.
    Flower in a mixing bowl
  • Let the dough rise for an hour.
    Dough in a bowl rising
  • Oil your hands to prevent the dough from sticking to it. Keep dividing the dough until you get even size pieces. Form the dough into circles and leave them on an oiled surface.
    Dough slip into small pieces for the pirshki
  • Flatten out the dough and place the filling inside. Flatten out the meat across the dough. Fold over the sides and pinch the edges together to seal the dough. Once it's sealed tight, flatten out the dough into round piroshki. Place them side by side on an oiled surface.
    Raw piroshki on a counter
  • Use a deep frying pan, fill it up with lots of oil. Keep the stove top on medium heat while frying. Fry each piroshok until golden brown on each side. Tear open one piroshok to confirm readiness. 
    Piroshki frying in a frying pan
  • Lay them out on paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Keep covered with a towel until ready to serve.
    Piroshki in a bowl


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 150mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.8mg