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:

Borsch (Borscht)
Borsch (Borscht)
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 salt 4 oz...Read more
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
Solyanka Fish Soup
Solyanka Fish Soup
(Solyanka rybnaya) Servings: 4 0.3 lbs smoked fish 0.3 lbs lightly salted fish 0.3 lbs fresh fish filet 2 tablespoons capers 1 onion 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons tomato...Read more
Meatball Soup
Meatball Soup
(Sup s frikadel’kami) Serves 6 1 lb ground beef 1 lb potatoes 1 egg 1 carrot 1 onion 4 tbs vegetable oil 1.5 tsp salt 2-3 dill sprigs 2 bay leaves Place the beef into a medium...Read more
Roasted Cauliflower
Roasted Cauliflower
(Zapechennaya tsvetnaya kapusta) Serves 4-5 1 head cauliflower (about 2-3 lbs) 8 oz light cream 4-6 oz hard cheese Half tsp salt This recipe is as simple as it is delicious. Another...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
Milk Kissel
Milk Kissel
(Molochnyi kisel’ s malinoy) Serves 2 1 pint milk 2 tablespoons sugar Handful fresh or frozen raspberries 1 or 2 tablespoons cornstarch Half a cup cold water Kissel is a traditional...Read more
Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate
(Cacao s molokom) Serves 2 2 tablespoon cocoa powder 2 tablespoons sugar 1 pt milk This thick and hearty chocolate drink is perfect in the winter. Pour the cocoa powder and the sugar...Read more
Sweet (Chocolate) “Sausages”
Sweet (Chocolate) “Sausages”
(Sladkaya (shokoladnaya) kolbasa) Ingredients: 1 lb plain cookies 0.5 lb shelled walnuts 0.5 pint sweetened condensed milk 6 oz butter 3 heaping tablespoons cocoa powder This most...Read more
Baked Apples
Baked Apples
(Pechenye yabloki) Serves 6 6 apples (any kind) 6 tablespoons sugar Rinse the apples and blot dry. Cut a cone-shaped opening in each apple with a sharp paring knife in the stem...Read more
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup
(Gribnoy sup so slivkami) Serves 4 0.5 lb mushrooms 1 medium onion 2 potatoes 3.5 cups water 7 oz heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt This is an unbelievably delicious soup, besides it is...Read more
Cheese and Sweet Pepper Roll
Cheese and Sweet Pepper Roll
(Rulet s syrom i paprikoy) Serves 2 2 halves boneless chicken breast (about 1/3 lb each) 2 oz hard cheese Half of a red sweet pepper This cheese and pepper roll is extremely simple to...Read more
Pork Stew in Clay Pots
Pork Stew in Clay Pots
(Zharkoe so svininoy v gorshochkah) Serves 2 3/4 lb boneless pork 3/4 lb potatoes 1-2 medium carrots 1 onion 2-3 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Half teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon...Read more
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
(Kurinyi sup s vermishel’iu) Serves 6 1 lb bone-in chicken 1 onion 1 carrot 2 medium potatoes 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons thin noodles (such as angel hair pasta) 1 tablespoon...Read more
Chicken Cutlet in Eggs
Chicken Cutlet in Eggs
(Brizol’ iz kuritsy) Serves 2 1 whole chicken breast filet split in 2 4 eggs 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 tablespoon flour 2 pinches salt Equipment needed: medium-size skillet...Read more