|Place of origin||Russia|
|Region or state||Tatarstan and Bashkortostan|
|Main ingredients||Dough, optionally hazelnuts|
Çäkçäk (pronounced [ɕækˈɕæk], Janalif: Cəkcək, Tatar Cyrillic: Чәкчәк or чәк-чәк, çäk-çäk; Tajik: чақчақ, chaqchaq; Russian: чак-чак, chak-chak; Bashkir: сәк-сәк, säk-säk, Kazakh "шек-шек" (shek-shek)), frequently anglicized as chak-chak //, is a Tatar sweet. It is particularly popular in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan, and is recognized as Tatarstan's national sweet in Russia.
Çäkçäk is made from unleavened dough cut and rolled into hazelnut-sized balls, which are then deep-fried in oil. Optionally hazelnuts or dried fruits are added to the mixture. The fried balls are stacked in a mound in a special mold and drenched with hot honey. After cooling and hardening, çäkçäk may be optionally decorated with hazelnuts and dried fruits.
- If the dough is fried as noodles, çäkçäk is called Boxara käläwäse (Бохара кәләвәсе, [bɔxɑˈrɑ kælæwæˈse], i.e. Bukharan käläwä ).
- Kazakh shek-shek is similar to Boxara käläwäse.
- Tajik chakchak comes in both types, as balls and as noodles.
- Tatar culture
- Tatar cuisine
- Lokma (a similar dish originating in Turkey)
- Sachima (a similar dish in Manchu cuisine)
- Gavvalu (a similar dish in India)
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