Pastrmalija is a Macedonian bread pie made from dough and meat.[1] Pastrmalija is usually oval-shaped with sliced meat cubes on top of it.[2] Its name derives from the word pastrma, meaning salted and dried meat of sheep or lamb[3] (cf. "pastırma"). It is based on the Turkish flatbread pide.

Place of originNorth Macedonia
Region or stateŠtip, Sveti Nikole, Veles
Main ingredientsDough, meat
Food energy
(per serving)
1000 kcal (4187 kJ)

In its honor, the city of Štip organizes an annual festival called "Pastrmajlijada".

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  1. ^ Jacob, Jeanne; Ashkenazi, Michael (2014-01-15). The World Cookbook: The Greatest Recipes from Around the Globe, 2nd Edition [4 Volumes]: The Greatest Recipes from Around the Globe. ABC-CLIO. p. 806. ISBN 1610694694. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Skopje In Your Pocket, page 13
  3. ^ Kraig, 2=Colleen Taylor; Sen (2013). Street Food Around the World: An Encyclopedia of Food and Culture. ABC-CLIO. p. 32. ISBN 978-1598849554. Retrieved December 27, 2017.