|Alternative names||Chiberek, çiğ börek|
|Region or state||Central and Eastern Europe|
|Created by||Crimean Tatars|
|Main ingredients||Lamb or beef|
|283 kcal (1185 kJ)|
Chebureki is a national dish of Crimean Tatar cuisine. They are popular as snack and street food throughout Transcaucasia, Central Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Eastern Europe, as well as with the Crimean Tatar diasporas in Turkey and Romania.
Çiğbörek ("raw börek") is a half round shaped börek, filled with a very thin layer of ground beef or lamb which has been seasoned with ground onion and black pepper. The meat is layered thin enough that it will cook fully when the sealed half-moon pocket is fried in sunflower oil or corn oil. The dough, made from flour, salt, and water, is soft and pliable, but not sticky. The dough is separated into small balls and each is rolled out with a thin rolling pin. Additional flour is added only as needed to prevent the dough from sticking. It is very popular in Turkey in places where a Tatar community exists, especially in Eskişehir. It may be compared with samosa and is popularly served as a street food.
Töbörek is another Tatar variety, that is basically a çiğ börek that is baked in a masonry oven instead of being fried in oil.
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Originally a Crimean Tatar dish, cheburerki became popular in other regions of the former USSR.
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