Persian food, Persian Recipes, Aashpazi
pirashki, recipe


1/2 lb (226g) Ground Beef 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1/4 vegetable oil, 2 Tbsp oil 1 Tbsp Dry Yeast, 1 Tbsp Sugar,1 Tbsp baking powder, 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste 2.5 Cups all purpose flour Salt, Ground Chili Pepper, Tandoori Seasoning (Advieh Tandoori) 1 Small onion 2 Bunch Parsley PREPARATIONS: 1- Dice the onion 2- Mince the parsley DIRECTIONS: 1- Mix the Yogurt with the milk and and vegetable oil in a big bowl and mix thoroughly until well blended. 2- Add the dry yeast, 1 tbsp sugar to the bowl and stir until well mixed. 3- Add the flour to the bowl gradually and it between add the baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt and mix thoroughly. 4- Cover the dough with a plastic, put it in a warm place and let it rise until double in size, it should take about 2 hours. 5- Fry the onions with 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a pot until translucent. 6- Add the ground beef to the pot, add salt, ground chili pepper and Tandoori seasoning and stir. 7- Add tomato paste to the pot, stir and let the beef fry until it slightly changes color. 8- Add the minced parsley to the pot, stir and fry along. 9- Unwrap the dough, take a fistful of the dough, flatten it using the palm of you hand. 10- Take one tablespoon of the beef mixture and place it in the center of the flattened dough and wrap the dough around it. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal the wrap and place it in a non-stick bakeware. 11- Repeat the last step. 12- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees then turn it down to 350 degrees and place the bakeware in the center of the oven. 13- Bake the Pirashkis until they change color to brown.



Pirashki can be an afternoon snack or a lunch. Pirashki's main ingredients are beef and flour. Although beef is crucial in making a Persian style pirashki, some people replace it with soya meat which makes it healthier and if preferred the milk can also be replaced with soy milk. Pirashki contains high amounts of phosphorus, selenium and vitamin C. About one pirashki or 4.3 ounces (123 grams) of it has 252 calories.

nutritional facts

Serving Size 123g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252  Calories from fat 64
Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.1g11%
Saturated Fat 1.9g  10%
Cholesterol 44mg8%
Sodium 59mg2%
Total Carbohydrates 33.011%
Dietary Fiber 2.0g  8% Sugars 4.0g
Protein 13.5g

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