Place of originKosovo, Albania
Associated cuisineAlbanian cuisine
Main ingredientsFlour, water, salt
Ingredients generally usedButter, yogurt, oil, eggs, nuts

Flia,[1] also known as fli or flija, is a dish in Kosovo Albanian cuisine.[2][3] It consists of multiple crêpe-like layers brushed with cream and served with sour cream and butter. The name translates to "sacrifice" (see fli).

March 17 is recognized as "Flia Day" in which families invite their relatives for preparing and eating flia.[4]

Flija requires very simple ingredients: flour, water, butter, yogurt, eggs, oil and salt.[5] The main ingredients (flour, water and salt) are mixed together until they become like pancake batter. Layers of batter are baked using a saq which is a spherical metal lid used for baking.

See also


  1. ^ Flija
  2. ^ "Kosovo Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-03-21. Retrieved 2013-03-11.
  3. ^ Kosovo Pastry dishes Archived 2013-05-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Albanian Flija | Albanian Pancake". My Albanian Food. Retrieved 2020-09-17.
  5. ^ "Albanian Flija | Albanian Pancake". My Albanian Food. Retrieved 2022-09-23.