Category: Soups

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 away 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, but 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....

Fruit soup

Fruit soup

Strange though it may seem, in Hungary fruit soup is eaten as a soup, not as a dessert. If you look for Hungarian fruit soup in cyberspace, the first recipe that will certainly come...

Hungarian egg drop soup

Hungarian egg drop soup – Savanyú tojásleves

Hungarian egg drop soup is a traditional, cheap and easy-to-cook dish, which is served often in households and hash houses, as well. It consists of an onion blond roux, beaten and poached eggs, flavoured...

Cabbage soup

Cabbage soup

This cabbage soup is my mother’s speciality, I even venture to say that no one cooks it in the same way in Hungary. The widespread version prepared in many households is the Frankfurter soup...

Hungarian goulash soup

Hungarian goulash soup

Goulash is one of the Hungarian national dishes and a symbol of the country. Originally I didn’t want to post its recipe because I thought everyone can make it, but while browsing the web...

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