The national dish of Turkmenistan is Ichlekli (Turkmen Shepherd’s Pie). Why not make it on October 27 when Turkmenistan celebrates their independence day. Here’s what our country chef Bayramgül says about the national dish of Turkmenistan:
One of Turkmen shepherds’ food is ichlekli (pronounced ishlekli), a meat pie that was traditionally baked buried in hot sand and embers. Nowadays, ichlekli is baked in the oven but the traditional technique is still kept alive by local enthusiasts.
About the Country Chef
Bayramgül is native Turkmen from Ashgabat who currently lives in Prague. She is the author of One Turkmen Kitchen – a blog where she shares Turkmen recipes illustrated by photographs taken by her daughter, Mähri.
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