Samarkandian Bichak with pumpkin (Tajik cuisine).
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Bichak is a stuffed baked or fried pastry that comes in different forms (round, triangle, quadrangle) appetizer or meal similar to a turnover, served in Central Asia cuisines including Uzbek cuisine, Tajik cuisine, Afghan cuisine, and Middle Eastern cuisine, most notably in Moroccan cuisine. It is often served during tea or coffee hour. Bichak can be stuffed with pumpkin, veggies and jam for a sweet taste, or meat and cheese for a savory addition to a lunch.[1] Bichak are also popular because they can be prepared in large quantities.[2] They are traditional for Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot. For kosher dairy meals, bichak stuffed with pumpkin or cheese are served with yogurt or sour cream.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Bichak (Stuffed Baked Triangle)". Food Down Under. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
  2. ^ "bichak (stuffed baked triangle)". astray recipes. Archived from the original on 30 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-24.
  3. ^ Marks, Gil (17 November 2010). Encyclopedia of Jewish Food. ISBN 9780544186316.