Introduction: Real Russian Borscht

Borscht is an authentic Russian/Ukrainian soup. It is very nutritious and has a lot of variations. Depending on what you are using as a base bullion it can be a meat, a chicken or a vegetarian (just skip the meaty part) meal.

300gr beef or 1 chicken,
3 beets,
2 carrots,
1 onion,
3 potatoes,
300gr cabbage,
salt and spices as you like.

Step 1: Broth/Bouillon/Clear Soup

Make a broth out of beef, chicken or, if you don't eat meat, just use water.

Step 2: Preparing the Veggies.

Grate 3 beets. Add 0.5 litre of water and place it on fire. As soon as it started boiling take it off and separate "juice" from beet. Let them both rest.

Step 3: Onion, Carrots and Tomatoes.

Mix, add spices, fry on butter and slow cook grated carrots, beets, tomatoes(or a paste), fine cut onion and bell pepper.

Step 4: Potatoes and Cabbage.

Add to the boiling broth cut potatoes and cabbage. Let it boil until almost cooked.

Step 5: All Together.

Mix all the ingredients including the beet "juice", add spices for your taste and boil until potatoes are cooked. Cut the meat from broth and add it.

Step 6: Serve It.

Serve it with sour cream, garlic and rye bread.
Приятного аппетита :)
Bon appetite.