All the way from Russia – pancake made from buck wheat flour. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Main Ingredients Milk, Refined flour (maida)
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 11-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Non Veg

Ingredients list for Blinis

  • 55 millilitres Milk lukewarm
  • 8 grams Refined flour (maida)
  • 32 grams Buck wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon Fresh yeast
  • ½ teaspoon Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • to taste Salt
  • as required Sour cream
  • 3-4 Quail eggs hardboiled and cut into roundels
  • as required Fresh parsley
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns


  1. Take ½ of milk in a mixing bowl. Add yeast and sugar, mix and set aside to activate.
  2. Separate egg whites and yolks and put into two different bowls.
  3. Sieve together buck wheat flour, refined flour and salt into the activated yeast. Add remaining milk and egg yolks and mix well. Set aside to ferment for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Beat the egg whites using an electric beater till soft peaks appear. Transfer into another mixing bowl.
  5. Add ½ fermented mixture and fold in. Add remaining fermented mixture and fold in well.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan. Put a spoonful of the mixture and cook, turning sides, for 1-2 minutes on each side or till light golden on both sides.
  7. Place the blinis upside down on a serving platter. Put some sour cream, place quail egg roundels and a parsley leaf on top.
  8. Sprinkle crushed peppercorns and serve immediately.