Small Russian pastries filled with finely chopped meat or vegetables, baked or fried.
Origin of pirozhkiRussian, pl. of pirozhok, diminutive of pirog, pie; see pierogi.
(countable and uncountable, plural pirozhki)
- Russian "pirozhki" and "pirogi" and Polish pierogi (its diminutive is: "pieroÅ¼ki") (Polish dumplings) are often mixed up. They are different dishes. See pelmeni (Russian dumplings) for the Russian version of the Polish pierogi.
- In various regions of Ukraine these terms (Ð¿Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð³Ð¸Ì, Ð¿Ð¸Ñ€Ñ–Ð¶ÐºÐ¸Ì) may mean either the Polish "pierogi" or the Russian "pirozhki".
From Russian Ð¿Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð¶ÐºÐ¸Ì (piroÅ¾kÃ), singular Ð¿Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾Ð¶Ð¾ÌÐº (piroÅ¾Ã³k), which is in turn a diminutive of Ð¿Ð¸Ñ€Ð¾ÌÐ³ (pirÃ³g, “pie")