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Type Pie
Course Main
Place of origin Macedonia
Region or state Štip, Sveti Nikole, Veles
Main ingredients Dough, meat
Food energy
(per serving)
1000 kcal (4187 kJ)

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. pastrami and "pastırma"). It is based on the Turkish flatbread pide.

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

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  1. ^ Jacob, Jeanne; Ashkenazi, Michael. 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 1598849557. Retrieved December 27, 2017.