Basic Polish vocabulary with pronunciation and information about Poland
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Polish recipes

Are you curious what Polish people eat? Have a look at Polish recipes.


Kompot - stewed fruit

It is a beverage made of boiled fruits.

Before Coca-cola and other similar things came to Poland kompot was a very common beverage. They still sell it in milk bars, but certainly it is not that popular any more. In stead of blending fruits with water Polish people prepare their drink by boiling soft fruits with water. Here is how to do it:


Choose soft fruits like strawberries, blueberries, rhubarb etc., add water, a bit of sugar and boil fruits for 10 minutes. Add just enough water to cover your fruits, when kompot is ready just check the taste. If it is too strong add water. You may also add more sugar if it is not sweet enough. You can buy mieszanka kompotowa. These are afruits already prepared for kompot and frozen. If you use it then you don't have to worry how much and what kind of fruits to use. In miesznka kompotowa you can find such fruits as:


rabarbar = rhubarb

truskawki = strawberries

czerwone porzeczki = red currant

śliwki = plums

wiśnie = cherries

aronia = aronia/chokeberries


Boil miesznka kompotowa and kompot was ready. You can also put aside a bit of fruits and blended them with milk in a blender in stead of boiling them.


truskawki ze śmietaną - strawberries with crème fraiche

In the late spring or early summer, usually from May until June the strawberry season starts in Poland. And this is how people often eat them.


strawberries with crème fraiche


Take few sweet delicious fresh strawberries, crème fraiche (in Polish śmietanka) and a bit of sugar. Now they are ready to eat.

ryż z truskawkami - rice with strawberries


This is one of my favourite summer meals. Take few strawberries, cut them into pieces and smash them with a fork. Add a bit of sugar and crème fraiche, put it on boiled rice. Here it is, rice with strawberries.


kogiel mogiel or kogel mogel



Believe it or not, but Polish people like to eat raw eggs. It is important to have fresh eggs and know from where they come from. Wash them before eating. Unlucky people can encounter salmonella in raw eggs. Salmonella can live on egg shell so make sure you clean it.


Kogiel mogiel consists only of egg yolks and sugar. You will need:


2 egg yolks

3 teaspoons of sugar

additionally you can add 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa (without sugar) or/and 1 teaspoon of butter

Butter will make kogiel mogiel more fluid so don't be surprised if it changes. Add cocoa and/or butter after kogiel mogiel is finished, otherwise you cannot beat the yolks.


Place yolks and sugar in a mug and whisk with a mixer until creamy and thickened. It takes 2-3 minutes and eggs should double its amount. You should see bubbles. Air bubbles will indicate it is ready. If you add too little sugar it will be too fluid and air bubbles will be very small or none. If it happens you can add 1/2 teaspoon suggar more. Try if you like the taste. Now you can add 1-2 teaspoons of cocoa. Different? And 1 teaspoon of butter? So different now.


bób - broad bean


Fresh broad bean can be bought in Poland from June until early August. In other months you can buy it frozen from a supermarket. Broad bean is sold in Poland in plastic bags of 1/2 or 1 kg. In June prices are about 6,5zl for 1/2 kg.


Place broad bean in a pan and add water. Don't forget about salt. Boil for 10 min and it is ready to eat.