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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

Russian Recipe Ideas
Russian Food and Drink Ideas


Russian Khalva comes originally from Middle East and is especially popular in Kazakhstan. It is made of walnuts or sunflower seeds and rich syrup. Excellent addition to your gourmet knowledge!

For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 3/4 cups of milk
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tbs cinnamon


In a deep sauce pan combine 2 cups of milk and sugar. Boil until sugar melts and dissolves in the milk.

Gradually add cornstarch to the remaining milk. Boil until the milk thickens. Be careful not to burn the milk. Now you have a thick custard.

In a bowl combine melted butter and walnuts and toast them until the walnuts become golden brown.

Add the custard to the toasted walnuts and bake for 30 min in a oven at 300 F until the custard becomes almost stiff.

Chill and serve cut in chunks.

As with all recipes which involve cooking and baking a sensible approach must be taken especially when dealing with warm or hot (temperature) ingredients. If you are unable to take due care, please do not attempt to make any of these recipes. All recipes are tried at your own risk.

For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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