List of Russian dishes

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This is a list of notable dishes found in Russian cuisine:[1]

Russian dishes

Name Image Description
Beef Stroganoff Beef Stroganoff-02 cropped.jpg Pieces of sautéed beef in sauce, with smetana (sour cream)
Bliny Blini with beef.jpg Thin pancakes
Caviar Ossetra caviar.jpg Processed, salted roe, often of sturgeon
Coulibiac Russian Coulibiac with Cabbage.jpg A fish (usually salmon or sturgeon) loaf, with rice, hard-boiled eggs, mushrooms, and dill
Dressed herring Selidi pod shuboi.jpg Diced, salted herring covered with layers of grated, boiled vegetables (potatoes, carrots, beet roots), chopped onions, and mayonnaise
Kasha Гречневая каша.jpg Porridge. Buckwheat, millet, oat, wheat and semolina kashas are widely popular in Russia, especially as children's food
Kissel Red Currant Kissel.jpg Fruit dessert soup of sweetened juice, thickened with arrowroot, cornstarch or potato starch
Knish Lower East Side - Schimmel Knish 2.jpg A baked or fried potato dumpling made of flaky dough
Kalduny Koldūnai.JPG Stuffed dumplings
Kholodets Holodez s hrenom.JPG Meat jelly. Also known as studen
Kulich Kulich pies.JPG One of the two sine qua non attributes of the Russian Easter (the other is Paskha). Kind of Easter bread
Kvass Mint bread kvas.jpg A fermented non-alcoholic beverage made from black or regular rye bread
Lymonnyk Slices of lymonnyk.JPG A type of lemon pie
Medovukha Медовуха.jpg A traditional Russian honey-based drink analogous to its counterparts of other Indo-European peoples
Okroshka Kvass-okroshka.jpg 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
Oladyi Russian oladyi, Bob Bob Ricard, Soho, London.jpg Thick pancakes with kefir as one of the major ingredients
Olivier salad Russischer Oliviersalat.JPG 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.
Paskha Paskha2.jpg Tvorog (farmer's cheese plus heavy cream, butter, sugar, vanilla, etc.), usually molded in the form of a truncated pyramid. Traditional for Easter.
Pelmeni Pelmeni Russian.jpg Dumplings consisting of a meat filling wrapped in thin, pasta dough
Pirog Fish pie.JPG A pie either with a sweet or savoury filling
Pirozhki Piroshki.JPG A generic term for individual-sized baked or fried buns (small pies) stuffed with various fillings
Pozharsky cutlet Pozharsky cutlet A breaded ground chicken patty
Rassolnik Rassolnik.jpg A soup made from pickled cucumbers, pearl barley, and pork or beef kidneys
Sbiten Сбитень (збитень) ржаной.JPG A traditional Russian honey-based drink similar to Medovukha
Shashlik Shashlik.jpg Marinated lamb on skewers, similar to Shish kebab. Meat and fat pieces are often alternated. Variants may use meat and such vegetables as bell pepper, onion, mushroom and tomato.
Shchi Schi.jpg A cabbage soup. Also can be based on sauerkraut. Kislye Shchi (sour shchi) despite its name is a fizzy beverage similar to kvass, usually with honey.
Solyanka Soljanka with olives.jpg A thick, spicy and sour soup that contains pickled cucumbers
Sorrel soup Sorrel soup with egg and croutons (Zupa szczawiowa z jajkiem i grzankami).jpg Water or broth, sorrel leaves, salt, sometimes with whole eggs or egg yolks, potatoes, carrots, parsley root, and rice
Syrniki Syrniki6.jpg Fried pancakes made of quark, usually topped with sour cream, varenye, jam, honey, or apple sauce
Ukha Опеканная уха.JPG A clear soup, made from various types of fish
Vatrushka Vatrushka.jpg A pastry with a ring of dough and sweet farmer's cheese in the middle
Veal Orlov French meat.jpg 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
Vinegret Vinegret.jpg Diced boiled vegetables (beet roots, potatoes, carrots), chopped onions, and sauerkraut and/or pickled cucumbers.[2][3][4] Other ingredients, such as green peas or beans, are sometimes also added.[3][4] Dressed with vinaigrette or simply with sunflower or other vegetable oil.
Zakuski Russian Celebration Zakuski.jpg Refers to a variety of hors d'oeuvres, snacks, appetizers, usually served buffet style. It often includes cold cuts, cured fishes, mixed salads, kholodets, various pickled vegetables and mushrooms, pirozhki, caviar, deviled eggs, open sandwiches, canapés and breads.

See also


  1. Classic Russian Cooking, Elena Molokhovets ("A Gift to Young Housewives"), Indiana University Press, 1992, ISBN 0-253-36026-9
  2. В. В. Похлёбкин, Кулинарный словарь от А до Я, статья Винегрет, изд. Центрполиграф, 2000, ISBN 5-227-00460-9 (William Pokhlyobkin, Culinary Dictionary, Tsentrpoligraf publishing house, 2000)
  3. 3.0 3.1 И. А. Фельдман, Любимые блюда, изд. Реклама, 1988, с. 180-186, ISBN 5-88520-031-9 (I. A. Feldman, Favourite dishes, Reklama publishing house, 1988, p. 180-186)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Л. Я. Старовойт, М. С. Косовенко, Ж. М. Смирнова, Кулінарія, Київ, Вища школа, 1992, с. 218 (L. Ya. Starovoit, M. S. Kosovenko, Zh. M. Smirnova, Cookery, Kiev, Vyscha Shkola publishing house, 1992, p. 218)