Csalamádé – Mixed vegetable pickle

Mixed pickle - Csalamádé

In Hungary main meals are often (or rather always) served with pickled vegetables. Cucumber, beet root, water melon, stuffed peppers or csalamádé –  they are all splendid and make any meat dish lively. Mixed vegetable pickle is usually made with finely shredded cabbage, cucumber, pepper, carrot and onion, but green … More

Dill sauce

Dill sauce

Dill is one of the most characteristic herbs of the Hungarian cuisine. Due to its tangy taste and fragrance this herb has two groups of fans: those who are enthusiastic about it and those who push the plate aside in disgust if there is even a sole leaf of dill … More

Yellow split pea stew – Sárgaborsó főzelék

Yellow split pea stew / Sárgaborsó főzelék

Hungarian főzelék (vegetable stews) can be made not just from fresh vegetables, but from dried legumes, too. Split peas (sárgaborsó, felesborsó in Hungarian) are available any time of the year and perfect choice for a thick, delicious stew. As the taste of split peas is quite characteristic, dishes made from … More

Vegetable marrow stew with pork ragout

Vegetable marrow stew with pork ragout

Vegetable marrow is a kind of summer squash, it’s typically larger and longer than zucchini, with smooth, thin peel that can range in color from light beige to deep green. Vegetable marrow is low in calories with no fat or cholesterol; it provides significant amounts of dietary fiber, vitamin A, … More