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
Milk Noodle Soup
Milk Noodle Soup
(Sup molochnyi vermishelevyi) Serves 4 4 cups milk 1 cup angel hair pasta or other thin noodles One-half teaspoon salt 1 full tablespoon sugar 1 oz butter This dish is perfect for...Read more
Semolina Cake
Semolina Cake
(Mannik) Ingredients: 1 cup semolina (cream of wheat) 1 cup sugar 1.5 cups flour 1 cup sour cream One-half teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda or 2 teaspoons baking powder 3 eggs 2 oz...Read more
Eggplant Ragout
Eggplant Ragout
(Ragu iz baklazhanov) Serves 4 2 lbs eggplants 1 onion 1 sweet pepper (preferably red) 1 head garlic 6 tablespoons vegetable (sunflower) oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1...Read more
Deep-fried Pirozhki with Potatoes and Mushrooms
Deep-fried Pirozhki with Potatoes and Mushrooms
(Zharenye pirozhki s kartofelem i gribami) Ingredients for 15 pirozhki: 1 cup water 2.5 cups flour 1 tsp yeast 1 Tbs sugar 1.5 tsp salt 1-1.5 cups vegetable (sunflower) oil 1.5 lbs...Read more
Belyashi (Meat Pirozhki)
Belyashi (Meat Pirozhki)
(Belyashi shkol’nye) For 12 belyashi: 1 cup water 2.5 cups flour 1 tsp yeast 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tsp salt 1 cup refined vegetable (sunflower) oil 1 large onion 1 lb ground...Read more
Egg Salad in Tartlets
Egg Salad in Tartlets
(Yaichnyi salat) Ingredients: 10 eggs 4 oz green onions 0.5 tsp salt 2 tbs mayonnaise 10 large ready-made tartlets This salad is as simple and easy to prepare as it is elegant when...Read more
Squash “Caviar”
Squash “Caviar”
(Kabachkovaya ikra) Ingredients: 2 lbs squash (or zucchini) 4 oz vegetable oil 18 oz can crushed tomatoes (with spices) 1 tsp salt This is a delicious and beautiful dish. If using...Read more
Milk Shake
Milk Shake
(Molochnyi cocktail) Serves 2 5 oz plain vanilla ice cream 2 cups cold milk 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk This is a delicious and refreshing beverage that is extremely easy to...Read more
Cold Borsch
Cold Borsch
(Kholodnyi borsch) Serves 8 1 lb beets 1.5 quart water 1.5 teaspoons salt 2 tablespoons vinegar 0.5 lb beef 3 eggs 0.2 lb potatoes 0.3 lb cucumber 1 green onion, white top removed 2-3...Read more
Cold Borsch with Kefir (Buttermilk)
Cold Borsch with Kefir (Buttermilk)
(Kholodnyi borsch na kefire) Serves 10 1 quart kefir (or buttermilk) 1 quart spring water 0.5 lb boiled potatoes 0.5 lb boiled beets 5 hard-boiled eggs 0.5 lb cucumbers 1 oz green...Read more
Stuffed Peppers
Stuffed Peppers
(Farshirovannyi perets) Serves 4 8 medium sweet bell peppers (or cubanelle, if available) 0.5 lb ground pork 0.5 lb ground beef 0.5 cup rice 1 egg 1 carrot 1 onion 2 tablespoons tomato...Read more
Eggplant “Caviar”
Eggplant “Caviar”
(Ikra iz baklazhanov) Ingredients: 2 lbs eggplant 2 onions 1 sweet pepper 2 large tomatoes 1 head of garlic 3 oz vegetable oil 1 heaping teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon...Read more