Galushki – vegetarian recipe for Ukrainian flour dumplings

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Spicy, filling, delicious are these Ukrainian pan fried flour dumplings. You can make them easily and quickly with a few ingredients. They are ideal as a warm vegetarian main meal. You can find a detailed galushki recipe with exact quantities and step-by-step instructions here at the bottom.

Galushki recipe

What are galushki?

Galushki are pieces of dough or flour dumplings cooked in water. They belong to the national dish of Ukrainian cuisine. There are very many different recipes for it.

The dish is also widespread in the other Slavic countries, such as Russia, Poland or Chechnya. You can compare galushki with the Italian gnocchi.

The Ukrainian city of Poltava is especially famous for the flour dumplings. “Poltava galushki” even belong to a protected brand name. There is a Galushki monument in the city. In addition, people celebrate a galushki festival here every year.

By the way, have you already tried my sweet recipes from Ukrainian cuisine, like the cake “Slavutych”, Khreshchatyk cake or the apple-cherry solozhenik?

Vegetarian galushki with fried onions

Galushki dough

The dough for galushki can be prepared in a variety of ways. Depending on the recipe, the ingredients for it differ. The consistency of the dough can also be different.

Which flour?

For the galushki dough one uses mainly wheat flour. Sometimes buckwheat flour is mixed in. You can also experiment with other types of flour.

With water, milk, kefir

As for the liquid ingredients for the flour dumpling dough, they can also differ depending on the recipe. You can knead it with water, with milk or a mixture of them, among others. You can also use kefir or potato water, as for the vareniki or coulibiac dough.

With butter, vegetable oil

You can also mix soft butter or vegetable oil into the dough. This gives galushki a softer consistency than flour dumplings without oil.

With yeast, baking soda or without

There are also Ukrainian flour dumpling recipes with yeast or with baking soda. My recipe below comes without either of these ingredients.

With potatoes, cottage cheese

There are also recipes for potato or cottage cheese galushki. As the two names suggest, the dough is made with mashed potatoes and tvorog, respectively.

Dough consistency

The dough for the Ukrainian flour dumplings can have a firm or thick consistency. In my case, it is viscous.

You put the thick dough directly into the boiling water in small portions with a tablespoon.

The firm dough is either rolled out into a narrow “sausage” and then cut into small pieces. Alternatively, you simply tear off small pieces of the dough with your hands and throw them into the boiling water.

Ukrainian flour dumplings

As a main course or soup

The Ukrainian flour dumplings are available as a main dish in pan or as a soup. Maybe you have already tried my vegetarian galushki soup.

There are also many recipes for pan fried galushki. I prepared it simply with fried onions. Among vegetarian variants, fried flour dumplings with potatoes or with mushrooms are still common.

How to serve Ukrainian flour dumplings?

The pan fried galushki are filling and perfect as a hot main meal for lunch or dinner. You can serve with fresh herbs or vegetables. Besides, the flour dumplings taste delicious with sour cream.

These galushki are

  • spicy,
  • savory,
  • very tasty,
  • vegetarian,
  • filling,
  • pan fried,
  • with fried onions,
  • easy and quick to make,
  • ideal as a main dish for lunch or dinner,
  • classic of Ukrainian cuisine.

Flour dumplings with fried onions

Vegetarian galushki recipe

The galushki recipe you’ll find here at the end of the post in the recipe box is vegetarian, easy and quick. So you can make the Ukrainian pan fried flour dumplings for dinner in no time, even after work.

First, stir the ingredients into a thick dough.

Then fry onions in a deep frying pan** until golden brown.

Now bring water to boil, add the dough in small portions and simmer the flour dumplings.

Drain the dumplings, add them to the onions and fry them briefly. Done!

How to make galushki: tips and tricks

  • The amount of flour given in the recipe may vary. Gradually add enough flour to the egg-milk mixture until you get a viscous dough.
  • You can season the dish with herbs and spices of your choice.
  • Serve the vegetarian flour dumplings warm with sour cream or fresh herbs.

Have you made vegetarian galushki according to this recipe? I’m looking forward to your result, your star rating and your comment here below on how you succeeded and tasted the Ukrainian flour dumplings.

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Galushki recipe


Spicy, filling, delicious are the Ukrainian pan fried flour dumplings. You can make them yourself easily and quickly with a few ingredients with this recipe. The galushki are ideal as a warm vegetarian main meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ukrainian
Servings 4


  • 2 eggs
  • 150 ml milk
  • approx. 230 g flour**
  • 1/3 tsp salt

for frying

for cooking the galushki

  • water
  • salt


  • Whisk eggs with salt in a mixing bowl.
  • Add milk and mix.
  • Add flour in portions and mix, for example with a fork, to form a viscous dough.
  • Let the galushki dough rest at room temperature while you prepare onions.
  • Peel onions, chop them finely, fry them in a deep pan in vegetable oil until lightly golden brown and take them off the heat first.
  • Bring plenty of salted water to a boil in a saucepan.
  • Dip a clean tablespoon into the boiling water, then take about 1/4 tablespoon of dough and add it to the boiling water. Repeat the procedure until the dough is used up.
  • Cook the galushki for about 5 - 10 minutes until they are done.
  • Take the galushki out of the water with a slotted spoon, drain them and add them to the fried onions in the pan.
  • Fry the galushki at high heat, stirring constantly, for about 3 - 5 minutes, seasoning with salt, pepper and garlic powder.


  • The amount of flour indicated may vary. Gradually add flour to the egg-milk mixture until a viscous dough is formed.
  • You can season the galushki in the pan with herbs and spices of your choice.
  • Note the detailed tips and tricks for making the vegetarian galushki at the top of the post.

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