Pirogi and their smaller versions, piroshki, are savory hot Russian turnovers traditionally served at luncheon with a clear borscht or a meat broth. They are either rectangular or shaped like a slice of flattened jelly roll. The turnovers may be made with either raised dough or pastry, which is then filled with a meat or vegetable mixture. Pats of butter to slip between crust and filling can be served with each portion.
For variation, a combination pirog can be made by filling half of the roll with meat filling, the other half with cabbage-carrot filling. In serving, small slices from each end are offered.