Russian cuisine is a collection of more different cooking traditions of the Russian people. Considering the size of this country, there are so many various traditions regarding the cuisine. Besides this, the climate is different throughout the state to find various goods in the other areas.
The most common ingredients used in Russian recipes are potatoes, eggs, meat, and butter. They lack fresh fruits and vegetables because of the cold weather, so they rarely use fresh fruits and vegetables. However, they use frozen or fresh veggies in the season for some soups like borscht, which is also one of the most famous Russian recipes.
If you didn’t know, these pelmeni are one of the most authentic Russian meals. The dough of the pelmeni is so soft, and we recommend serving them with chicken broth. Or boil and butter them up, then dip in sour cream, vinegar, or ketchup.
Schi (Beefy Russian Cabbage Soup)
Russian cuisine is known for the most different soups. This one is the most popular. Traditionally, schi is a peasant soup. It’s made of whatever is leftover in the cold, harsh, eastern European winters.
Borscht is a Russian soup made primarily with beetroots and other veggies as cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and dill leaves. This is the most vegetable soup you’ve ever tried. It contains so many various vegetables. Tastes amazing. Borscht is served with sour cream and optionally with Russian bread.
Buckwheat Kasha with Caramelized Mushrooms and Fresh Dill
Buckwheats have a strong, nutty flavor and are packed full of nutrients. So, this buckwheat kasha is very healthy. Serve it hot with sour cream.
Leg of Venison in Moscovite Sauce with Pumpkin Varenyky
This recipe is so special. The taste is indescribable. Maybe you’ll need more time to prepare this dish, but it’s worth it, believe us. The butternut squash filling makes this meal delicious and memorable.
Blini are actually a type of thin pancakes. They may be served with butter, sour cream, jam, or caviar. The combination with the caviar is typically Russian.
Classic Beef Stroganoff
Beef stroganoff is a dish consisting of lean beef sauteed strips and served in a sour-cream sauce with onions and mushrooms. Perfect Russian dinner meal.
Piroshki are small stuffed buns made of either dough or short pastry. They can be stuffed with various fillings like meat, rice, egg, onion, cabbage, potato, mushroom, or sweet fillings as jam or fresh fruits.
Golubtsy (Stuffed Cabbage Rolls)
To make these amazing golubtsy, choose larger cabbage leaves so that they could wrap the stuffing. Young cabbage is preferred. Inside they are filled with ground beef, which can be substituted with rice and onions and boiled eggs, rice with onions and mushrooms, mushrooms with parsley root and celery.
Eating these cutlets is a journey from crunchy to a soft, delicious, and tasty meal. Serve the cutlets with roasted potatoes, pickled beans, or other vegetables of your choice.