Potato pokhlebka

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Potato pokhlebka
Potato pokhlebka
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:313
Ready in:45 minutes
Prep. time:10 minutes
Cook time:35 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:JuliaBalbilla
First published:21st January 2013

Potato pokhlebka is basically a potato soup, from the Russian Federation. Pokhlebka is quick to prepare and only contains vegetables. No fat is used and the vegetables should be added to boiling water, not cold.


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Mise en place


  1. Add the onion and the potatoes to the water and boil until soft.
  2. Add the garlic, bay leaves and peppercorns and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Add the dill and parsley and cook for 2 minutes more.

Serving suggestions

Serve with dark, hot, rye bread.


There are many types of pokhlebka, each taking its name from the main vegetable or pulse it contains, so you can substitute the potato for lentils and any sort of vegetable you like.

Chef's notes

Although water is traditionally used instead of stock, I would be inclined to use a homemade vegetable stock or make one up with Marigold Swiss bouillon powder.

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