National dishes of the Mari people


The Mari are an ancient Finno-Ugric people from the Middle Volga region known for their openness and hospitality. The basis of traditional Mari cuisine has long been associated with livestock and agriculture.

The Mari are an ancient Finno-Ugric people from the Middle Volga region known for their openness and hospitality. The basis of traditional Mari cuisine has long been associated with livestock and agriculture. Experienced chef Elvira Kudryavtseva shares her recipes for national Mari dishes and explains how to prepare three-layer «koman-melna» pancakes, one of the Mari people’s main holiday dishes. RTG TV host Olga Degtyareva also found out the right way to make «podkogylo», a type of boiled pirozhki. And for dessert — a festive treat - «uyacha» buns with honey.