Small Russian pastries or patties, filled with meat or fish and rice.
- But interspersed throughout are full-flavored Eastern European daily specials like pojarski (ground-chicken patties), and Russian borscht served with savory beef pirozhki.
- The use of buckwheat, horseradish, and potatoes gives Tatar cuisine a quasi-Russian appearance, and Tatar samosas are made with a puffy dough, like the Russian pirozhki.
- The piroshki, a small Russian pastry filled with vegetables, was light and very moreish.
From Russian pirozhki, plural of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog (see pirog).
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