FOOD OF BELARUS: FAMOUS DISHES OF BELARUS
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Belarus is a beautiful country to visit and also famous among the world because of its delicious food. The Belarusian food is tasty, wholesome, and prepared with plenty of love. The food of Belarus includes fresh ingredients, having both Slavic and European influence on it. A variety of delicious soups and meat dishes are available in the country that is loved by the people of Belarus. Belarusians take great care and time to prepare the dishes.
Here are some of the famous dishes of Belarus are:
Draniki is a simple and wholesome Belarusian dish that is made from the nation’s favorite food: the potato. Potatoes are the most important ingredient in this Belarusian cuisine. Potatoes are mashed up and flattened into pancakes. Further, they are placed in a pan and fried in a small amount of oil and salt. Draniki is served with steamed gravy or with a small dollop of sour cream.
Babka is also a potato-based popular food of Belarus. It is a much-loved food throughout the country. Babka is a potato bake dish having a lot of different ingredients. Mainly, fried lard and onions are added to the mixture of grated potatoes to make it more delicious. Babka is baked in an ordinary deep frying pan or in a clay pot. If they are baked in a clay pot, the aromas and flavors get enhanced. Babka is served sliced on a plate and cream or milk.
Krambambulia is a famous alcoholic drink of Belarus, which includes plenty of punch. This unique Belarusian drink is a mixture of honey and spices which is added to a range of vodkas. It is a drink which is enjoyed in small quantities after meals and on special occasions in the country. The Belarusians believe that this drink fills a person with strength and joy and gives inspiration and determination. A small sip is enough to feel its warming and magical effect.
Zbicen is a famous drink of Belarus for the winter months. This drink is a mixture of mint, linden (A deciduous tree), and hypericum(a plant). To add taste to this drink, honey and spices are also added to it. Zbicen is also considered the best cure for the common cold. During the time of winters in the country, sipping a hot mug of Zbicen provides warmth to the people.
Zacirka is simple and delicious dumplings of Belarus. Zacirka is mainly prepared by mixing flour, eggs, and water into a dough. The dough is further rolled into Belarusian dumplings. These dumplings are then mixed in diluted milk. It is a simple and filling dish that is delicious in taste. Zacirka is a traditional dish of Belarus and has an important place in the history of the country.
Lakshini is a delicious dish of Belarusreflecting the tradition of Belarusians. Firstly, pancakes from potato starch are baked, and then they’re cut into strips. These strips are dried to make chips. Lakshini is packed in linen bags to keep them warm and dry. It is a comforting Belarusian food which is loved all around the country.
Kletski is another famous dish of Belarus made up of flour having meat fillings. This is a delicious and most loved dish of the country. Kletski is served with roasted onions and sour cream. It can also be served with soup.
Zhurek is a soup dish of Belarus which is made of oats and dark bread. The oats and bread are mixed and kept in a warm place for three days, then filtered before mixing with meat, vegetables and garlic. The soup finally cooked on low flame to add spices and taste in it. It is a famous Belarusian dish. The speciality of this soup is that it is served in a bowl which is made up of bread.
Borscht is the famous main dish of Belarus. The main ingredient in borschtis Beetroot as well as meat, potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onions are also added to this dish. Belarusian borscht is a delicious and spicy dish in which more and more vegetables are added to make it healthy as well.Borscht is mainly served with sour cream and dark bread. Another version of Borscht is served in the summer months with precooked beets, eggs, fresh greens and cucumbers. This cold version has chopped ingredients and kefir- a refreshing, fermented dairy drink.
Shkvarki is a popular snack dish in Belarus which is made up of pork fat and fatty pork meat fried on a pan. Shkvarki is served with scrambled eggs or potatoes.
Kasha is a main course dish of Belarus which is a kind of grain boiled in water or milk. It is the most popular dish in the country. Kasha in Belarus uses buckwheat to make it more delicious.
Springsalad is the most famous salad in Belarus made upof chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and bell peppers. It is served with a sprig of dill and a tablespoon of sour cream or olive oil. It is known as ‘spring’ salad due to its seasonality.
All the above-mentioned, soups, salads, and dishes of Belarus are delicious and must be tried when visiting Belarus.