Green Dill Russian Pancakes

Green dill Russian pancakes, also known as “Syrniki,” are a delightful and savory breakfast or snack option originating from Russia and other Slavic countries. They are made with fresh dill, cottage cheese (or farmer’s cheese), and other basic pancake ingredients. These pancakes have a unique green color and a distinct dill flavor that sets them apart from traditional sweet pancakes.

Here’s a simple recipe for making Green Dill Russian Pancakes (Syrniki):

Make Green Dill Russian Pancakes


  • – 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • – 2 cups milk
  • – 2 eggs
  • – 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • – 1 tablespoon sugar
  • – 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • – 1/2 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • – 1 teaspoon baking powder


  1. Combine the all-purpose flour, salt, and sugar in a large mixing basin. Mix thoroughly.
  2. In a another dish, stir the milk and eggs until thoroughly combined.
  3. Stirring constantly to prevent lumps, gradually pour the milk and egg mixture into the dry ingredients.
  4. Smooth out the batter before adding the vegetable oil and baking powder.
  5. Ensure that the freshly chopped dill is distributed equally throughout the batter before adding it.
  6. To let the flavors to mingle, give the batter a 15-minute rest period.
  7. Lightly coat a nonstick pan or griddle with butter or vegetable oil and heat it over medium heat.
  8. Spoon a tiny amount of batter onto the pan and spread it into a thin, oblong shape.
  9. Cook the pancake for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown.
  10. Turn the pancake over and let the second side cook for an additional 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden.
  11. Carry through step 11 with the remaining batter, increasing the amount of butter or oil as necessary.
  12. Warm up the green dill pancakes before serving.

Enjoy these savory and flavorful pancakes as a unique and tasty addition to your breakfast or brunch menu. They are a wonderful way to experience the traditional flavors of Russian cuisine!

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