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Syrniki: Traditional Russian Breakfast Recipe

Contains 🥚 Eggs | 🌱 Veg Version Available | Time: 40m | Contains 🥛 Dairy

Syrniki - a traditional Russian breakfast item loved by all foreigners... True or false? Our 2-person study group says it is true, but we would like to know what YOU think of Syrniki! :) Here's our take on making this amazing breakfast item, here in India!


12 to 15 pieces of Syrniki


Pureeing Cottage Cheese / Paneer: about 5 minutes

Mixing Ingredients: 5 to 8 minutes

Shaping Syrniki: about 20 to 30 seconds per Syrnik [singular of Syrniki] (this recipe yields around 12 to 15 Syrniki).

Cook Time: 5 mins per batch (4 to 5 per batch depending on the size of your frying pan)

TOTAL TIME: 30 to 40 minutes


  • 500 grams of fresh paneer

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 Tbsp of honey

  • 1 Tsp of vanilla extract

  • 4 Tbsp of coconut shavings

  • 5 Tbsp of cornflour

  • Rice flour to cover syrniki

  • Coconut oil for frying


  1. Crumble down fresh paneer to make it easier to puree it with the hand blender.

  2. Add all wet ingredients (eggs, honey, vanilla extract) to the paneer, blend well.

  3. Add coconut shavings and cornflour to the mixture, mix well. If you can dump the mixture without much of it being stuck to the spoon, you have reached the right consistency.

  4. Shape syrniki into cutlets covering them with rice flour.

  5. If making syrniki beforehand, freeze them, otherwise, cook them in coconut oil for 3 to 5 minutes on low to medium flame.

  6. Plate syrniki with cut fruits, berries, jam, honey or sour cream.

Now you are one step closer to becoming Russian 😎

On a side note, if you want your syrniki to be vegetarian, replace 2 eggs with 2 ripe bananas and avoid adding honey. You may also substitute cornflour and rice flour with any flour of your choice.

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