List of Russian dishes

This is a list of notable dishes found in Russian cuisine.[1] Russian cuisine is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people. The cuisine is diverse, with Northeast European/Baltic, Caucasian, Central Asian, Siberian, East Asian and Middle Eastern influences.[2] Russian cuisine derives its varied character from the vast and multi-ethnic expanse of Russia.

Russian dishesEdit

ZakuskiEdit

Name Image Description
Caviar   Processed, salted roe, often of sturgeon[3]
Courgette caviar   Cold entrée made of stewed vegetables (predominantly courgettes). Usually it is eaten with bread[4]
Kasha   Porridge. Buckwheat,[5] millet, oat, wheat and semolina kashas are widely popular in Russia.[6][7]
Kholodets   A meat jelly that is also known as studen[7][8]
Stroganina   A dish of the indigenous people of northern Arctic Siberia consisting of raw, thin, long-sliced frozen fish.
Zakuski   Refers to a variety of hors d'oeuvres, snacks, appetizers, usually served buffet style.[9] It often includes cold cuts, cured fishes, mixed salads, kholodets, various pickled vegetables and mushrooms, pirozhki, caviar, deviled eggs, open sandwiches, canapés and breads.[9]
Julienne   Мushrooms in cream or béchamel sauce topped with grated cheese and baked in a cocotte. Chicken, fish or seafood can also be used with or instead of mushrooms.

SoupsEdit

Name Image Description
Borscht   It is traditionally made from meat or bone stock, sautéed vegetables, and beet sour (i.e., fermented beetroot juice). Depending on the recipe, some of these components may be omitted or substituted for.
Okroshka   Cold soup of mostly raw vegetables like cucumbers, spring onions, boiled potatoes, with eggs, and a cooked meat such as beef, veal, sausages, or ham with kvass, topped with sour cream[10]
Rassolnik   A soup made from pickled cucumbers, pearl barley, and pork or beef kidneys[11]
Shchi   A cabbage soup.[12] Also can be based on sauerkraut.[12] Kislye Shchi (sour shchi) despite its name is a fizzy beverage similar to kvass, usually with honey.
Svekolnik   A type of cold borscht
Solyanka   A thick, spicy and sour soup that contains meat and pickled cucumbers[13]
Sorrel soup
(green shchi)
  Water or broth, sorrel leaves, salt, sometimes with whole eggs or egg yolks, potatoes, carrots, parsley root, and rice[14][15]
Ukha   A clear soup, made from various types of fish[16]

SaladsEdit

Name Image Description
Dressed herring (Seld pod shuboi)   Diced, salted herring covered with layers of grated, boiled vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beet roots), chopped onions, and mayonnaise[17][7]
Mimosa salad   A festive salad, whose main ingredients are cheese, eggs, canned fish, onion, and mayonnaise[citation needed]
Olivier salad (Stolichniy salad)   Diced potatoes, eggs, chicken or bologna, sweet peas, and pickles with a mayonnaise dressing. Other vegetables, such as carrot or fresh cucumbers, can be added.[18][7]
Vinegret   Diced boiled vegetables (beet roots, potatoes, carrots), chopped onions, and sauerkraut and/or pickled cucumbers.[19][20][21] Other ingredients, such as green peas or beans, are sometimes also added.[20][21] Dressed with vinaigrette, mayonnaise or simply with sunflower or other vegetable oil.

Meat dishesEdit

Name Image Description
Beef Stroganov   Pieces of sautéed beef in sauce, with smetana (sour cream)[22]
Chicken Kiev   A dish made of chicken fillet pounded and rolled around cold butter, then coated with eggs and bread crumbs, and either fried or baked.
Golubtsy   Cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings[23][7]
Makarony po-flotski   Literally navy-style pasta, a dish made of cooked pasta (typically macaroni, penne or fusilli) mixed with stewed ground meat, fried onions and seasoned with salt and black pepper.
Pelmeni   Dumplings consisting of a meat filling wrapped in thin, pasta dough[24][25][7]
Pozharsky cutlet   A breaded ground chicken patty[26]
Shashlyk   A dish of skewered and grilled cubes of meat.
Veal Orlov   A dish invented by the French[27] consisting of braised loin of veal, thinly sliced, filled with a thin layer of pureed mushrooms and onions between each slice, topped with bechamel sauce and cheese. Various versions of this dish usually go by the name French-style meat in Russia today.

PancakesEdit

Name Image Description
Blini   Pancakes of various thickness and ingredients[28][7]
Oladyi   Small thick pancakes[29]
Syrniki
(tvorozhniki)
  Fried pancakes made of quark, usually topped with sour cream, varenye, jam, honey, or apple sauce[30][31]

BreadEdit

Name Image Description
Baranka   A dough ring somewhat smaller than a bublik, but also thinner and drier
Borodinsky bread   Dark brown sourdough rye bread
Bublik   A ring of yeast-leavened wheat dough, that has been boiled in water for a short time before baking
Karavai   A large round braided bread, traditionally baked from wheat flour and decorated with symbolic flags and figurines, such as suns, moons, birds, animals, and pine cones.
Kalach   Historically, kalach meant any kind of white bread, and before modern methods of grinding wheat came into use, white bread was classed as a type of fancy bread.
Kulich   One of the two sine qua non attributes of the Russian Easter (the other is Paskha).[32] A type of Easter bread.[32]
Sushki   Traditional small, crunchy, mildly sweet bread rings eaten for dessert, usually with tea or coffee

Pirogi (pies)Edit

Name Image Description
Kulyebyaka   A fish (usually salmon or sturgeon) loaf, with rice, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, and dill[33]
Karelsky pirog   A traditional pirog from the region of Karelia.
Kurnik   A dome-shaped savoury type of Russian pirog, usually filled with chicken or turkey, eggs, onions, kasha or rice, and other optional components.[34][35]
Rasstegai   The filling usually contains fish, but may also contain meat, liver, rice or mushrooms.
Pirog   A pie either with a sweet or savoury filling[36]
Pirozhki   Small pies[37][7]
Vatrushka   A pastry with a ring of dough and sweet farmer's cheese in the middle[38]

SaucesEdit

Name Image Description
Khren   A spicy paste made of grated horseradish.
Khrenovina   A spicy horseradish sauce served with a main course, which is very popular in Siberia.
Smetana   A dairy product produced by souring heavy cream.

DessertsEdit

Name Image Description
Guriev porridge   A Russian porridge dish prepared from semolina and milk with the addition of nuts (hazelnut, walnuts, almonds), kaimak (creamy foams) and dried fruits.[39]
Kutia   A ceremonial grain dish with sweet gravy.
Paskha   Tvorog (farmer's cheese) plus heavy cream, butter, sugar, vanilla, etc., usually molded in the form of a truncated pyramid. Traditional for Easter.
Pryanik   A range of traditional sweet baked goods made from flour and honey.
Pastila   It has been described as "small squares of pressed fruit paste" and "light, airy puffs with a delicate apple flavor".
Varenye   It is made by cooking berries, other fruits, or more rarely nuts, vegetables, or flowers, in sugar syrup.
Zefir   A type of soft confectionery made by whipping fruit and berry purée (mostly apple puree) with sugar and egg whites with subsequent addition of a gelling agent like pectin, carrageenan, agar, or gelatine.

BeveragesEdit

Non-alcoholic drinksEdit

Name Image Description
Kissel   Fruit dessert of sweetened juice, thickened with arrowroot, cornstarch or potato starch[40]
Kompot   Non-alcoholic sweet beverage, that may be served hot or cold, depending on tradition and season. It is obtained by cooking fruit such as strawberries, apricots, peaches, apples, rhubarb, gooseberries, or sour cherries in a large volume of water, often together with sugar or raisins as additional sweeteners.
Kvass   A fermented non-alcoholic beverage made from black or regular rye bread or dough[41]
Mors   A non-carbonated Russian fruit drink[42][43][44] prepared from berries, mainly from lingonberry and cranberry (although sometimes blueberries, strawberries, sea buckthorns or raspberries).
Ryazhenka   It is made from baked milk by lactic acid fermentation.[45]
Varenets   A fermented milk product that is popular in Russia.[46][47] Similar to ryazhenka, it is made by adding sour cream (smetana) to baked milk.[47]

Alcoholic drinksEdit

Name Image Description
Medovukha   A traditional Russian honey-based drink analogous to its counterparts of other Indo-European peoples[48]
Sbiten   A traditional Russian honey-based drink similar to Medovukha[49]
Vodka   It is composed primarily of water and ethanol, but sometimes with traces of impurities and flavorings. Traditionally it is made by distilling the liquid from cereal grains or potatoes that have been fermented, though some modern brands use fruits or sugar as the base.

See alsoEdit

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