Hychin is a traditional filled flatbread of the Balkar people, from the Caucasus mountains in Russia. Traditionally hychin is served with garlic and dill sauce on the side.

Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender about 20 minutes.


Combine flour buttermilk water and 1 teaspoon salt in a bowl.

Whisk with a fork; when the dough thickens start kneading by hand.

Knead for at least 10 minutes applying all of your strength so you will have to put less effort into rolling.

Cover dough and let rest at least 30 minutes.

Peel and mash the boiled potatoes in a bowl.

Add mozzarella cheese and combine well.

Add salt to taste if the mixture is too bland.

Divide filling into 12 balls; place on a plate or baking sheet and cover.

July 12, 2023

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