Savory Mushroom Pie

Pirozhki-e Khosravi

Preparation info

  • Makes

    14 to 16 pies

    • Difficulty

      Easy

    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in

Cooking in Iran: Regional Recipes and Kitchen Secrets

Cooking in Iran

By Najmieh Batmanglij

Published 2020

  • About

This Iranian variation on the Russian pirozhki (small pie) has many forms. It can be large or small, savory or sweet. As school kids in downtown Tehran, we’d buy them to eat as snacks. We’d choose the sweet ones, usually custard filled. But more often pirozhkis are savory, and filled with meat, potatoes and mushrooms. You can use half a pound of ground meat instead of pistachios. The photograph is of the inside of the Khosravi Pirozhki Shop. The menu, which calls them “donuts”