Chap Shoro Recipe | Traditional Food Of Gilgit Baltistan

Chap Shoro, also known as Chhap Shoro, is a traditional meat-based dish from the Baltistan region of Pakistan. It is a delicious and hearty meat-filled pastry  often made of a mixture of beef, mutton or chicken, with onions, chilies and vegetables. This dish is typically served during special occasions and festivals. Chap Shoro is also a popular snack during the colder winter months in Pakistan. Here's a recipe for making Chap Shoro:

If you like beef recipe, you may try these:

  1. Kobe Beef Toban Yaki Recipe
  2. Toban Beef With Miso Sauce Recipe

Chap Shuro Recipe - Recipica

Ingredients of Chap Shoro:

For the Dough:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste

For the Filling:

  • 1 pound minced meat (beef or mutton)
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2-3 finely chopped green chilies (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red chili powder (you may adjust according to your spice preference)
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Instructions of Making Chap Shoro:

1. Prepare the Dough:

  • Mix the all-purpose flour and a pinch of salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Knead the dough by adding water until it's smooth and elastic. You may need more or less water, so add it gradually.
  • Cover the dough with a damp cloth once it is ready and let it rest for about 30 minutes.

2. Prepare the Filling:

  • Heat some vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Now add cumin seeds and let them sizzle for a few seconds.
  • Add the chopped onions now and sauté until they become translucent.
  • Add minced garlic, ginger, and green chilies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until the raw smell of ginger-garlic disappears.
  • Add the minced meat and cook until it's browned and cooked through, breaking it into small pieces as it cooks.
  • Add coriander powder, red chili powder, and salt to taste. Mix well all of them and cook for a few more minutes until the spices are well incorporated.
  • Remove the filling from heat once it is done and let it cool.

3. Assemble the Chap Shoro:

  • Divide the rested dough into small, equal-sized balls (about the size of a golf ball).
  • Roll each ball into a thin, round disk, similar to a small tortilla.
  • Place a portion of the cooled meat filling in the center of each dough disk.
  • Fold the edges of the dough over the filling to create a semi-circular or triangular shape. seal the edges by just pressing them together or by folding them. You can make Round Chap Shuro also by using two disk at a time. In that case, place filling on one disk and cover it by another. 
4. Fry The Chap Shoro:

  • Take a deep frying pan and heat vegetable oil  over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully place the Chap Shuro in the hot oil and fry until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides.
  • Remove the fried Chap Shuro from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.

  • Serve hot with chutney or yogurt sauce.

Chap Shoro is a flavorful and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed as a snack or as a part of a meal. Adjust the spices to your preference to make it as mild or as spicy as you like. Enjoy!

Perhaps you will like these Pakistani recipes also: 

  1. Pakistani Mutton Nihari Recipe
  2. Pakistani Chapli Kebab Recipe

 Recipe Card
Cuisine: Baltistan, Country: Pakistan, Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 20 mins, Serving: 4-5 person.


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