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List by: itisclaudio, created: 19 Jan 2021, updated: 19 Jan 2021 Public: Users can add dishes

The major activity of the Bashkir people was the seminomadic cattle breeding, and tribes followed the horse herds and sheep. This way of living provided the people with original culture, traditions, customs and peculiar national cuisine.

The combination of meat and milk products with grain and flour products became the basics of Bashkir people’s cuisine. They also used honey from wild and domestic bees, meat of woodland birds and animals, fish, roots, grass and berries.

First of all, they ate …

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1. Qistibi


Qistibi is a popular traditional dish in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan. Qistibi is roasted flatbreads with various fillings inside. The dough should be non-fermented. The most popular filling is mashed potato but it may also be ragout or millet. A filling is placed on the one half of the flat cake and is covered by the other half. Later, clarified butter is spread on the flat cakes.


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