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Making noodles for zatiruha
Place of originRussia
Associated cuisineRussian
Serving temperatureHot or cold
Main ingredientsNoodle, broth, milk, water

Zatiruha (sometimes zatiukha or zatirukha)[1] is a Russian soup with handmade noodles. It is a type of paste soup or flour soup.[2] The name comes from the verb тереть ("rub"); the noodles are made by rubbing floury hands together to form pellet-like dumplings or noodles. It is considered a peasant dish.[3] In Belarus the dish is known as zatsirka, in Ukraine as zatirka, and a similar dish called umach ashi is known in other countries.[3] In Polish, the dish is known as "Zacierki" (the name is in plural) and is usually served as a milk soup.[better source needed]

Origins legend[edit]

According to legend, after kneading bread dough, a worker in a wealthy house did not wash her hands and so returned to her home, where she rubbed her palms together and boiled the resulting pellets of dough to feed her children.[4]


The palms of the hands are dipped into a beaten egg, milk or water, then into flour. After that, the palms are rubbed against each other over a plate. The resulting dough pellets are boiled in broth or water. Other ingredients can include potatoes, sautéed onions and carrots, green onions, parsley, dill, bay leaves, and seasoning. Some recipes call for meat or mushrooms.[5][6] A milk soup or porridge is also made using a similar method.[7]


  1. ^ "'Zatirukha' Soup with Chicken". Boss Kitchen. 2020-12-09. Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  2. ^ Похлёбкин В. В. Национальные кухни наших народов
  3. ^ a b "Soup and porridge "Zatirukha": a recipe for cooking at home | Useful information for everyone". Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  4. ^ "Крестьянский суп затируха".
  5. ^ Степанова, Наталия (2018). Пир за копейки (in Russian). Litres. p. 110. ISBN 9795040953447.
  6. ^ "Суп "Затируха" с курицей".
  7. ^ Звонарева, Агафья (2017). Вкусные и полезные блюда из молочных продуктов. Для взрослых и малышей (in Russian). Litres. p. 55. ISBN 9795040953447.