This dish is known alot in Central Asian areas and really popular in Tatar,Georgian and Uzbek kitchens . Its similar to big empanada. All the diet thoughts have to be thrown out with this dish, but its so worth it. Goes well with hot green tea and little sugar added if desired. You can make the dough from scratch or just buy uncooked flour tortillas .it saves you time and you don’t have to deal with the mess.
For the filling I usually use ground beef (I like to make myself) or tomatoes with fresh mozzarella cheese and basil (great for vegetarians). You can use any other ground meat if you like.
1 package of uncooked flour tortillas ( I buy at Costco)
oil for frying
water for moisting
For meat filling:
1 pound ground beef
salt and pepper
½ tsp. cumin powder
½ cup cold water
For Cheese and tomato filling:
1 big or 2 small tomatoes diced
1 fresh whole mozzarella cheeses shredded
fresh basil finely chopped
For the fillings,combine all the ingredients well, and add a thin layer of filling on the top side of the tortilla. Using your fingers moist the edges with water.take the side without filling and fold it into half moon shape pressing firmly on the edges.
Heat lots of oil in a deep frying pan.Place two chebureks in hot oil turn the heat to med-low and close the lid. Fry about 1-2 minutes per side. Careful when turning over not to make holes,so the juice won’t come out. Repeat the steps with the rest of the tortillas. Enjoy!