Traditional pie recipe with 12 herbs and coin inside

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Traditional pie recipe with 12 herbs and coin inside

The Albanian cooking tradition is rich with beloved flavors and aromas, after which many who have tried them, have been fascinated. Among the mastery of recipes in Albanian cuisine, undoubtedly the unique tradition of pie with 12 herbs is unique to our country.

The 12 herbs symbolize the 12 months of the year and are prepared with the desire and hope for as much prosperity, prosperity and health in the family throughout the year. reminds you that the pie with 12 herbs has not only a unique taste, but also high nutritional values ​​that come from the wild cabbage and the herbs with which it is prepared. According to tradition, housewives, while preparing this pie, insert a coin between the noodles. Once prepared, the pie is divided into portions and served to the whole family.

The family member who gets the piece of pie with the coin inside is considered as the person who will have luck and prosperity throughout the year. brings below the traditional recipe of pie with 12 herbs.

Preparation quite easily at home


100 gr Pazi
100 gr Sour cream
100 gr Spinach
100 gr Nettle
100 Dairy
100 gr Labot
100 gr of green garlic stalks
100 gr green onion stalks
100 gr leek stalks
A bunch of mint
A bunch of parsley
A bunch of fennel
500 gr Flour
250 ml Water
Olive oil
1 egg
Baking soda
Two tablespoons of shredded white cheese

Preparing the Dough

First, prepare the dough by tossing the flour in a large bowl. After making a hole in the middle of the flour, add salt, baking soda and mix by hand.

At this point we start to add lukewarm water until the dough is created in a soft mass and suitable to open in the form of noodles.

Cover the dough with a clean napkin. We leave it around half an hour to swell while we start preparing the wild cabbage and herbs.

Preparation of the Filling

Finely chop all the herbs with a sharp knife. We throw salt on them and press them with our hands, we put them on the fire with a little water until they get a boil and the water has run out. Add the grated cheese and mix.

To obtain a slightly thicker mass of the dish, suggests that you pour a tablespoon of flour into a small glass and dilute it with two tablespoons of yogurt. This mass, then add to the herbs and mix the mass. We can do the same with milk instead of yogurt.

Finally, add the beaten egg to the cabbage dish and mix until the mixture is smooth.

Baking process in the oven

After we prepare the dish with the herbs, we leave it to cool. During this time the dough is ready to work.

Divide the dough into 10 small balls. After we open the bottom noodle, we place it in the pan, which we have painted with a few drops of olive oil, we spread the other noodle, we sprinkle it with a few drops of olive oil and we continue like this until we have spread the fourth noodle. Then, we spread half of the cabbage filling, at this moment we also place the coin, which we clean well with water and wrap it with a kitchen paper.

Then, we continue to lay two more layers by sprinkling them with a few drops of olive oil. Toss the rest of the cabbage and continue laying the other four noodles. At the end we turn the noodles a little. Then, bake the pie in the oven at 180 degrees until it gets the right baking. At the end of the preparation, after the pie is baked, we take it out of the oven and coat it with a little village butter./