Vegetarian Borscht with «vushka» (dumpling)

  • Cook Time
    2 hour 50 min
  • Serving
    6
  • Difficulty
    Medium

There’s no classic recipe for borscht. There are as many recipes as Ukrainian families. It’s for good, indeed, because we have a pile of interesting variations to taste. Vegan borscht with «vushka» is one of them. «Vushka» is some kind of dumpling, but slightly smaller. Usually, we cook them for borscht.


How to prepare Vegetarian Borscht

Ingredients

For borscht:

For stuffing Vushka:

For the dough Vushka:

Vegetarian Borscht: Directions

Step 1

Prepare all the ingredients for cooking lean borscht with "Vushka" in vegetable broth.

Подготовьте все ингредиенты для приготовления постного борща с «ушками»
Подготовьте все ингредиенты для приготовления постного борща с «ушками»
Step 2

Pre-soak 50 g of white mushrooms for at least 30 minutes. Wash 2 beets, put them in a saucepan and fill with water. When the water boils, cook beets for one hour.

Сварите свеклу
Сварите свеклу
Step 3

Pour 150 ml of cold water in a saucepan with red beans. Cook them for 1-1,5 hours.

Сварите фасоль
Сварите фасоль
Step 4

Boil vegetable broth. Put in a saucepan with 3 l of water: cabbage quarters, washed and unpeeled carrots, onion in halves, a quarter of peeled celery, 1 peeled sweet pepper, 10 sprigs of parsley, 5 peas of allspice, 3 bay leaves and salt to taste. Cook for 30 minutes on medium heat.

Сварите овощной бульон
Сварите овощной бульон
Step 5

Meanwhile, make the dough for the «vushka». Mix 300 g of flour, 150 ml of water, 2 tbsp. of oil and 2/3 tsp. salt in a bowl. Knead the elastic dough. Set aside for now.

Сделайте тесто для «ушек»
Сделайте тесто для «ушек»
Step 6

For the stuffing «vushka» peel 3 potatoes and cut into medium pieces. Put them in a saucepan, fill with water and boil in salted water. It takes about 25 minutes.

Сварите картофель
Сварите картофель
Step 7

When the potatoes are ready, mash them.

Сделайте пюре
Сделайте пюре
Step 8

Peel an onion, and dice it. Cut 200 g of mushrooms, 100 g of white mushrooms and 50 g of soaked dried white mushrooms into small pieces. Heat a frying pan with 2 tbsp. oil and spread onions with mushrooms. Add a little salt and fry until the moisture evaporates from the mushrooms.

Пожарьте грибы
Пожарьте грибы
Step 9

Combine mashed potatoes with fried mushrooms in a bowl. The stuffing for the «vushka» is ready.

Соедините в миске картофельное пюре с жареными грибами
Соедините в миске картофельное пюре с жареными грибами
Step 10

Sprinkle a little flour on the work surface and roll out the dough for the «vushka» in a thin layer. Form circles out of the dough.

Сделайте кружочки из теста
Сделайте кружочки из теста
Step 11

Spread the potato and mushroom fillings in dough circles and form «vushka». Watch the second photo.

Формируйте «ушки»
Формируйте «ушки»
Step 12

Boil water in a saucepan and cook the «vushka» in salted water for 3 minutes after boiling.

Отварите «ушки»
Отварите «ушки»
Step 13

Place the prepared «vushka» in a bowl and sprinkle a little with oil.

Переложите в миску
Переложите в миску
Step 14

Peel a boiled beet and grate it on a large grater and sprinkle with lemon juice, add 1 tsp. sugar and ½ tsp. salt. Leave for 1 hour to marinate.

Полейте свеклу лимонным соком
Полейте свеклу лимонным соком
Step 15

Seize ready-made vegetables from vegetable broth. We don’t need all vegetables, we only need carrots now. Grate the carrots on a large grater.

Выберите из овощного бульона готовые овощи
Выберите из овощного бульона готовые овощи
Step 16

Add grated beets and carrots, boiled beans to the vegetable broth. Cook everything together for 10 minutes.

Добавьте натертую свеклу и морковь
Добавьте натертую свеклу и морковь
Step 17

When you serve the dish, put 5-6 «vushka» in a plate and fill with borscht.

Залейте ушки борщом
Залейте ушки борщом
Cooking is easy!

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