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Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi)

August 28th, 2010 in Main Dishes, No-meat by
Total cooking time: 50min

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Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi)

Oladi, or thick pancakes prepared from kefir based batter, is traditional russian breakfast food. Batter is easy to assemble and whole dish doesn’t take much time to cook.

Kefir gives a distinguishing taste to oladi, but it probably can be replaced with buttermilk in case you are having troubles finding kefir.

Oladi can be served plain or with some kind of a topping: jam, syrop or honey, as well as fresh fruits. I love oladi with sour cream.

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients: if you have troubles finding kefir (I usually take unsweetened kefir from Lifeway, getting it from Whole Foods) you can substitute it with unsweetened buttermilk:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 1
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 1
  2. Crack egg to deep bowl, add sugar and beat them until about tripled in volume, I advise using mixer to get results faster:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 2
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 2
  3. Carefully mix in kefir:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 3
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 3
  4. Sift and fold in all purpose flour:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 4
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 4
  5. Add baking soda:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 5
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 5
  6. Batter should be thin enough so you can ladle it with a spoon and pour, but not too thick so pancakes don’t get too thin:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 6
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 6
  7. Warm up skillet with about 2 tablespoons of oil over moderate heat; ladle a bit of batter with a tablespoon and pour it to the skillet; repeat for several more pancakes:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 7
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 7
  8. Let pancakes to fry on one side until light brown color then flip them over using spatula and fry from second side until ready:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 8
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi) Recipe: Step 8
  9. Repeat with the rest of batter. Serve oladi warm with your choice of topping: any kind of jam or syrop will work good as well as honey; I like oladi with sour cream:
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi)
    Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi)
Enjoy!

20 Responses to “Russian Kefir Pancakes (Oladi)”

  1. Max says:

    Turned out very good, followed the recipe but added some salt to it.
    Any jam is perfect with it for breakfast. Thank you for recipe!

  2. Cindi says:

    Nobody was drinking the Kefir – so I made this recipe and dipped bite-sized-pieces of cooked chicken breast in it, and fried them in a good amount of oil until golden. Was the perfect batter!!! Added salt over the top which made it taste divine! Son dipped his in ranch dressing, Hubby poured Buffalo Hot Sauce on his. Both guys were happy. Thanks Julia.

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