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Oladi with berries and sour cream on a plate

Russian Pancakes Oladi

If you like regular pancakes, wait till you try Oladi! The sweet smell of cooking, the extra crispy fried edges and the fluffy, chewy inside is only a small part of what makes Russian Pancakes awesome. Once you sink your teeth in, you will not let them go.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Russian, Ukrainian
Keyword oladi, pancake recipe, russian pancakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 35 Units
Calories 44kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Whisk the eggs together with the buttermilk, salt and sugar.
    buttermilk and eggs in a bowl
  • Add the flour and baking powder and mix to combine.
    flour added to the oladi liquids
  • Heat up a pan with the oil until sizzling hot. Lower the heat to medium and use a tablespoon to pour small amounts of pancake batter into the hot oil.
    Oladi frying in a pan
  • Saute the pancakes on each side until golden brown. In between every batch add a little more oil to the skillet.
    Oladi frying in a pan
  • Serve them while they are still warm. They will be a little crispy on the sides.
    Oladi on a plate


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg