Category: Soups

Knot noodle soup / Kötöttgaluska-leves

Kötöttgaluska-leves – Knot noodle soup

Decades ago making pasta was a regular activity in Hungary. Though the first pasta factory was already estbalished in Pest in 1859, housewives of the good old days rather grabbed their rolling pins to...

Tomato Ssoup with wide strip noodles

Tomato soup with wide strip noodles

In Hungary tomato soup is tied in with school canteen experiences, 8 out of 10 Hungarians cook it in the traditional way, with roux, sugar and alphabet pasta, as they ate it in the...

Bakonyi betyárleves - Bakony outlaw's soup

Bakonyi betyárleves – Bakony outlaw’s soup

Outlaw’s soup is a tasty and hearty dish of the Hungarian cuisine. This soup can be made with several meats and vegetables; because of its various ingredients outlaw’s soup is prepared otherwise in the...

Mushroom-soup

Mushroom soup

Mushrooms have long been celebrated as a source of powerful nutrients, they are known as the “meat” of the vegetable world. Mushrooms are a low-calorie food rich in B vitamins and  essential minerals such...

Pandour's soup / Pandúrleves

Pandúrleves – Pandour’s soup

This soup is named after pandours, originally Serbian and Croatian soldiers who were on duty at the southern borders of the Hungarian kingdom. Later in the 19th century, between 1867-1881 (before the national gendarmerie...

Green pea soup

Green pea soup

Green peas are one of the ancient cultivated vegetables grown for their succulent nutritious green seeds. Peas probably have originated in the sub-Himalayan plains of north-west India. Today, this versatile legume is grown all...

Creamy garlic soup

Creamy garlic soup

“If everyone ate more garlic, the world would be a happy place” – this saying comes from the famous food author Ruth Reichl and I completely agree with her. Garlic is one of the...

Cserta menti kanászleves

Cserta menti kanászleves

The name of this soup is another proof of the uniqueness of the Hungarian language. The English translation that can broadly describe its meaning sounds quite awkwardly: swineherd’s soup along Cserta. Cserta is a...

Fülesleves from Hódmezővásárhely

Fülesleves from Hódmezővásárhely

Hódmezővásárhely, a city in Southeast Hungary (25 km far from Szeged), has been one of the economic and cultural centers of the Great Hungarian Plain for centuries. The city’s name – which literally translates...

Likócsi gulyás

Likócsi pork goulash

I don’t know if this soup has been named after Likócs, a garden district of Győr, or  it has nothing to do with it, but it’s surely one of the best gulyás soups I...

Hungarian egg barley soup / Tarhonyaleves

Hungarian egg barley soup – Tarhonyaleves

Tarhonya, this traditional Hungarian egg-based pasta can be considered the heritage of the nomadic lifestyle of past Hungarian sheperds: wandering across the steppes to graze the livestock required foods to be quick and easy...

Pork ragout soup with tarragon

Pork ragout soup with tarragon

The homeland of dishes with tarragon is Transylvania, this versatile herb has a long tradition in the Transylvanian cuisine. Tarragon has an intense flavour that’s a unique mix of sweet anis and a mild...

Bean goulash / Babgulyás

Bean goulash – Babgulyás

Bean goulash is similar to the traditional gulyás, but instead of potatoes it’s made with dried beans. In Hungary pinto beans are the most commonly used variety, but any kind of dried beans can...

Garlic chicken soup

Garlic chicken soup

Family recipes are really appreciated when a loved one passes away, and you realize that those earlier underrated dishes can also keep their memories alive. Garlic chicken soup is an old school dish, one...

Caraway seed soup / Köménymagos leves

Caraway seed soup – Köménymagos leves

Caraway seed soup belongs to the group of those dishes that every Hungarian knows, however cracks in its reputation can’t be hidden. Caraway seed soup is very divisive, it gives most of my countrymen...

Hungarian pork bone stock / Orjaleves

Hungarian pork bone stock – Orjaleves

We are still in the middle of flu season, so this is the right time to cook some pork stock, the best possible medicament against influenza virus, which supports your immune system in recovering....