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Title: Çäkçäk  
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Subject: Tajik cuisine, Doughnut, Tatar cuisine, List of Uzbek dishes, Potato doughnut
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Çäkçäk (right) and Boxara käläwäse (left)
Type Doughnut
Place of origin Russia
Region or state Tatarstan and Bashkortostan
Main ingredients Dough, optionally hazelnuts

Çäkçäk (pronounced , Janalif: Cəkcək, Tatar Cyrillic: Чәкчәк[1] 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.

Traditional wedding çäkçäk is of bigger size and is often covered with candies and dragées. The biggest çäkçäk (1,000 kg) was prepared on 29 August 2005 during Kazan's millennium celebration.[2]


  • Types 1
  • See also 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


  • If the dough is fried as noodles, çäkçäk is called Boxara käläwäse (Бохара кәләвәсе, , i.e. Bukharan käläwä ).[1]
  • Kazakh shek-shek is similar to Boxara käläwäse.
  • Tajik chakchak comes in both types, as balls and as noodles. It is Kazakh sweet.

See also


  1. ^ a b (Tatar) "Чәкчәк".  
  2. ^ (Russian) Chak-chak record in Kazan

External links

  • My Home - Tatar cuisine recipes
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