Welcome to the world of the Russian Cuisine!

The truth is that in starting this site we were motivated by terror. We’ve been terrified with the dishes that are passed off as Russian national dishes in other countries. In reality, none of them have anything to do with the contemporary Russian cuisine. This resembles the old telephone game when a word is passed by whisper from player to player and by the time it gets to the last person its meaning is completely lost. Seems like the same is happening to the recipes of the Russian dishes.
If you want to find out what the contemporary Russian cuisine is really like, follow us page by page. We’ll tell you all about it and provide you with precise tried-and-true recipes. We’ll teach you to cook the simplest and most popular Russian dishes.
You’ll find out how the popular Russian dishes are cooked and called, and beside the history of these dishes, you’ll also learn many tips and tricks that will make cooking a breeze.

One thing you won’t find on this site is calorie counting. Russian food is delicious yet quite rich, so we won’t get upset by calorie counting – let other websites worry about that.
Foreigners often think that the Russian cuisine consists of 3 main ingredients: pancakes, caviar and vodka, and we’d like to dispel this error.
First of all, the very idea of the Russian food has changed a lot in the last century. The dishes popular in Russia now are very different from the ones cooked in the old times. The Russian cuisine has been influenced by dishes of other nations. Keep in mind that for almost 70 years Russia had been one of the many republics of the enormous Soviet Union. Many popular formerly non-Russian dishes were absorbed into the Russian cuisine during those times. For example, Borsch (beet soup), Shashlik (shish kebab), Azu (meat with hot sauce) and Chicken Kiev (fried chicken with melted butter inside), as well as many salads and drinks have become the staples of the Russian cuisine. Adopting culinary habits and tastes from other cultures, the Russian cuisine has fine-tuned them according to its own taste.
At the same time ancient Russian dishes were going through an adjustment to fit into contemporary life. The old cuisine was simple and monotonous. All dishes were cooked in the traditional Russian stove, mainly by stewing and baking. The old Russian cuisine was greatly influenced by Christian orthodox traditions: most days of the year were fasting days, so most Russian dishes were made of vegetables, mushrooms, fish and various grains.

As the times changed, new technical capabilities appeared, and gastronomic particularities changed accordingly.

We can confidently say that the contemporary Russian cuisine is a creative adaptation of recipes from other nations in accordance with Russian culinary traditions.
Our collection of recipes is constantly updated. Stay with us!

New recipes:

Pelmeni (Meat Dumplings)
Pelmeni (Meat Dumplings)
(Pelmeny s myasom) For 250-300 pelmeni: 5 eggs 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 3.5 large cups flour 1 lb ground pork 1 lb ground beef 1 lb onions 1 cup flour for rolling...Read more
Potato Burgers Stuffed with Mushrooms
Potato Burgers Stuffed with Mushrooms
(Зразы картофельные с грибами, Zrazy kartofel’nye s gribami) For 6 burgers: 1.5 lbs peeled potatoes 10 oz mushrooms (champignons, etc.) 1 onion 1 egg 2-4 tablespoons vegetable oil 1.5...Read more
Fish Burgers Stuffed with Cod Liver
Fish Burgers Stuffed with Cod Liver
(Рыбные зразы с печенью трески, Rybnye zrazy s pecheniu treski) For 4 burgers: 1 lb white fish fillet (cod, pollock, hake, perch) or 1.3 lb if using a whole fish Half an onion 1 egg Half...Read more
Meat Burgers with Eggs
Meat Burgers with Eggs
(Зразы мясные с яйцом, Zrazy myasnye s yaitsom) For 5-6 burgers: 1 lb ground beef and pork 2 slices white bread 5 eggs Half teaspoon salt 1 onion 2-3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 garlic...Read more
Baked Potatoes
Baked Potatoes
(Картофель запечённый с кожурой, Kartofel’ zapechennyi s kozhuroy) Serves 4 2 lbs potatoes 1 teaspoon salt Half a teaspoon ground red pepper 3 tablespoons vegetable oil Rinse the...Read more
Vatrushki
Vatrushki
(Ватрушки, Vatrushki) For 12 pastries: 1 cup milk 3 cups flour 7 tablespoons sugar 1 small package yeast (4 oz) 1 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1 lb farmer’s cheese 2 eggs Pinch...Read more
Easter Cake (Kulitch)
Easter Cake (Kulitch)
(Пасхальный кулич, Paskhal’nyi kulich) Ingredients for 8 cakes: 4 eggs 0.5 quart milk 6-8 tablespoons sugar 1 packet dry yeast (0.4 oz) or 2 oz fresh yeast 2 teaspoons finely ground...Read more
Mushroom Solyanka Soup
Mushroom Solyanka Soup
(Грибная солянка,Gribnaya solyanka) Serves 6 A handful of dried mushrooms 14 oz fresh mushrooms 12 oz pickled mushrooms 2 teaspoons salt 2 onions 6 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons...Read more
Pork Chops
Pork Chops
(Отбивные из свинины, Otbivnye iz svininy) Serves 5 1.2 lbs pork (boneless) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Half teaspoon salt Pork chops are very easy to make. The most important part...Read more
Chicken Schnitzel
Chicken Schnitzel
(Куриный шницель, Kurinyi schnitzel) Serves 6 1.5 lbs boneless chicken breast 2 eggs 4 tablespoons flour 4 tablespoons bread crumbs 6 tablespoons vegetable oil Half teaspoon salt Cut...Read more
St Petersburg Doughnuts
St Petersburg Doughnuts
(Пышки питерские, Pyshki piterskie) For 12 doughnuts: 1 cup warm water 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons yeast 4 oz vegetable oil for deep frying 2 tablespoons...Read more
Borsch (Borscht)
Borsch (Borscht)
(Борщ) Serves: 8-10 1 lb beef with a bone 1 lb green cabbage 4 medium potatoes 1 large carrot 1 large onion 3-4 garlic cloves 2 medium beets 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste 2 teaspoons...Read more
Chicken Broth
Chicken Broth
(Куриный бульон, Kurinyi bulyon) For 3 quarts of the broth: 1 lb chicken 1 carrot, unpeeled 1 onion, unpeeled 1.5 teaspoons salt Generally speaking, you can make chicken broth out of...Read more
Sauerkraut Pie
Sauerkraut Pie
(Заливной пирог с капустой, Zalivnoy pirog s kapustoy) Serves 8-10 2 cups kefir or buttermilk 10 eggs Half a cup vegetable oil 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 scant teaspoon baking soda or 3...Read more
Chocolate Muffins
Chocolate Muffins
(Шоколадные кексы, Shokoladnye keksy) For 12 muffins: 9 oz butter 1 cup sugar 3 cups flour 1 cup milk 4 oz dark chocolate 4 eggs 2 heaping teaspoons baking powder Muffin pan Put the...Read more