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)
(Пельмени мясные, 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...Read more
Sugar Buns
Sugar Buns
(Сахарные плюшки, Sakharnye plyushki) For 12 buns: 1 cup warm water (about 85F) filled to the brim 15 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2-3 teaspoons dry yeast 3 cups flour filled to the...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
Beer Battered Cod
Beer Battered Cod
(Treska v pivnom klyare) Serves 4 1 lb cod fillets Half tsp salt Pinch ground red or cayenne pepper 1 cup flour 1.5 cups light beer 1 egg 2 tbs flour for dusting 4 oz vegetable oil for...Read more
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
(Golubtsy) Serves 4 1 head cabbage (about 3 lbs) 1 lb ground beef 0.5 cup rice 2-3 fresh parsley sprigs 1 carrot 1 onion 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2-3 garlic cloves 4 tablespoons...Read more
Dried Fruit Kompot (Russian Fruit Drink)
Dried Fruit Kompot (Russian Fruit Drink)
(Kompot iz sukhofruktov) Ingredients: 1 cup dried fruit 1 cup sugar 10 cups water Dried fruit mix is usually a mixture of cut-up apples, pears, apricots, grapes and other fruit or...Read more
Sauerkraut with Sugar and Cranberries
Sauerkraut with Sugar and Cranberries
(Квашеная капуста с сахаром и клюквой, Kvashenaya kapusta s sakharom i klukvoy) Ingredients: 14-15 lbs cabbage 7 lbs carrots 9 tablespoons coarse (kosher) salt 9 tablespoons sugar 1 lb...Read more
Four-corner Kulebiaka
Four-corner Kulebiaka
(Kulebyaka na chetyre ugla) Ingredients: For the yeast dough: 0.6 quart water 2.2 lbs flour 3 teaspoons dry yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 1 heaping teaspoon salt Half a cup (3 oz) vegetable...Read more
Mushroom Julienne
Mushroom Julienne
(Zhulien iz gribov) Serves 4 2 lb white mushrooms 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/3 teaspoon salt 2 oz butter 1 heaping tablespoon flour 3/4 cup milk 1.5 oz hard cheese Whenever you...Read more
Classic Russian Burgers “Pozharskie”
Classic Russian Burgers “Pozharskie”
(Kotlety “Pozharskie”) Serves 8 2 lbs boneless chicken 2-3 pieces white bread 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 3 oz butter 6 tablespoons bread crumbs 10 tablespoons vegetable (sunflower)...Read more
Blini (Pancakes) with Milk
Blini (Pancakes) with Milk
(Blini na moloke) For 15-18 pancakes: 1 cup milk 1 cup water 1 cup and 2 tablespoons flour 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sugar 5 tablespoons vegetable (sunflower) oil 1 teaspoon...Read more
Rassolnik Leningrad Style
Rassolnik Leningrad Style
(Рассольник Ленинградский, Rassol’nik leningradskyy) Serves: 8-10 1 lb chicken with bones 1 cup onion (chopped into small cubes) 1 cup pickles (chopped into small cubes) Two-thirds cup pearl...Read more
Vinegret (Russian Vinaigrette Salad)
Vinegret (Russian Vinaigrette Salad)
(Vinegret) Servings: 4 to 6 2 potatoes 2 carrots 2 small beets 2 pickles 150 gr. (5.3 oz) canned green peas 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 teaspoon of salt Why the name of this...Read more
Macaroni with Meat (Navy Style)
Macaroni with Meat (Navy Style)
(Makarony po-flotsky) Serves 6-8 1 lb elbow macaroni 1 lb ground beef 1 medium onion 2 heaping tablespoons tomato paste 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2.5 teaspoons salt 0.5 teaspoon dry...Read more
Beef Stroganoff
Beef Stroganoff
(Befstroganov) Serves: 2 1 lb beef fillet 2 medium onions (0.5 lb) 4 tablespoons vegetable (sunflower) oil 2-2.5 cups heavy cream Two-thirds teaspoon salt Two-thirds teaspoon freshly ground...Read more