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Please, choose the dishes you want to cook from the list below.

Borsch

 

Borsch is the most famous Russian soup of reddish-purple color, consisting of beetroot, potatoes, cabbage, carrot, meat, onions and tomatoes. It's usually served hot, with sour-cream and bread. There is also a vegetarian variation of this dish. Read more...

 

Schi

Schi is a second popular soup in Russia with cabbage (fresh or sour) as main ingredient. In fact it's very similar to borsch, but it doesn't contain beetroot and the amount of tomatoes in it is smaller, which makes the broth clear with almost no color. Meat is not a must. Read more...

Chanterelle soup

This soup, as you can guess by its name contains the beloved by Russians chanterelle mushroom as main ingredient. Other ingredients are potatoes, carrots, onions and dill or parsley for fragrance. This transparent soup is usually served with squared pieced of dried bread and sometimes with sour-cream. Read more...

Pelmeni

Pelmeni are the dumplings of meat wrapped in thin dough. The origin of this dish is Siberia. The dough is made of flour, water and egg (not obligatory). Sometimes mushrooms are used instead of meat. Pelmeni can be boiled, fried or baked. They are served with sour-cream, mustard, black pepper and sometimes vinegar. Read more... 

Varenyki

Varenyki as well as pelmeni are stuffed dumplings, but there is a difference. Pelmeni are smaller than vareniki and they are taken as a main course. Vareniki are served as a dessert. The filling can be mashed potato, cheese, sauerkraut or various berries. Possible dressings: sour-cream, melted butter or fried onions sauce. Read more...

Pirozki

Pirozki are stuffed buns, fried or baked, of individual size. The dough can be yeast or unleavened, the stuff almost any: meat, fish, mushrooms, fruit or berries, boiled eggs, rice... I recommend you to cook the pirozki with mashed potato fried on a dry pan. They have a flat shape, taste incredibly delicious and served with melted butter. Read more...

Blini

Russian blini are thin fried pancakes of a round shape. At pre-Christian times they symbolized Sun. Blini are traditionally cooked during Butter Week, but due to their wonderful taste are welcomed on everyday table. They can be served with different dressings: caviar, fish, meat, cheese, potatoes, mushroom, honey, jam, melted butter or fresh berries. Read more...

Russian salad (New Year Olivier)

Olivier is the most traditional dish for the New Year celebration in Russia. Foreigners call it Russian Salad. Its home made version contains cold meat, potatoes, carrots, onions, eggs, cucumbers, green peas and mayonnaise. Read more...

Vinegret mix salad

Vinegret is a healthy salad of beetroot, carrots, potatoes, pickles, green peas and onions dressed with sunflower oil. It's an everyday dish which goes perfectly with boiled sausages. Read more...

Dressed herring under fur coat

Dressed herring under fur coat a layered salad with sliced herring as the main ingredient covered with "fur coat" of beetroot, carrots, onions, potatoes and mayonnaise. This is one the the favorite New Year dishes of Soviet housewives. Read more...

Mimosa salad

Mimosa is one of the most beautiful Russian salads and it's served in a transparent dish. As well as herring under fur it’s layered, but the ingredients are different. The main one is canned salmon which is placed on the bottom of a dish and topped with boiled egg whites, potatoes, frozen butter pieces, carrots, apple and onions. The final layer consists of egg yolks which makes the salad resemble the flower of mimosa. This dish is cooked for big family events. It's very juicy, tastes unusual and melts in the mouth. Read more...

Interested in cooking something else?

Please, let me know if you want to cook some other dish of Russian cuisine and I'll include it in a program.