Varenyky with potato

Dumplings recipeIngredients:


  • 8 potatoes
  • 2 bulb onions
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil (refined)
  • 10 g of dairy butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 0.5 tsp of black ground pepper
  • sour cream - to taste


  • 1 glass of kefir
  • 5 glasses of wheat flour
  • 0.5 tsp of soda
  • a pinch of salt



Peel potatoes, wash and chop them thoroughly. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20-25 minutes. Peel bulb onions and dice them. Fry the onion in sunflower oil until it gets a golden color. Mash the boiled potatoes, add the onion, dairy butter, salt and pepper. Mix everything properly. Cool the filling.


Take kefir (it should have a room temperature), combine it with soda and salt.  Stir everything thoroughly. Then add flour gradually and knead dough until homogeneous constistency. The dough should not stick to your hands. Cut out a strip (the breadth - 2 cm) and chop it into pieces. Powder table with flour, take a piece of the dough and roll it in the form of a square. Put the potato filling in the centre. Fold the dough over to cover the mixture and crimp the edges. Your first varenyk is done. Repeat the procedure until you use all the ingredients.

Place the prepared varenyky in salted boiling water and cook them for 10 minutes. Top the cooked varenyky with fried onion and serve them with sour cream.

Enjoy your meal!


We will open you the secret of a tasty potato filling.  After you boil potato, drain water thoroughly and add dairy butter to mashed potatoes.

Use high grade flour. Sift flour through a sieve.  In that case you will remove lumps and enrich flour with oxygen. It is better to add soda to the dough, but it has rather specific smell. That's why you can substitute soda with baking powder.

You can fry cooked varenyky and they will become crunchy and golden and veryyyyy tasty.

Do you have a favorite Ukrainian recipe for varenyky with potato filling? If so, please let us know in the comments below or write us an e-mail.

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