Soups

Cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

This is a more than 100 year-old recipe, it comes from my great-grandmother's collection. Even though the list of ingredients is short, this soup is...

Csorba soup with meatballs

Csorba soup with meatballs

If you want to cook a csorba and look for a recipe, Google lists a bunch of different recipes with various ingredients. There isn't any uniform...

Tomato soup 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...

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...

Pandúrleves – Pandour’s soup

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Likócsi pork goulash

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Hungarian cottage cheese

This is what Hungarian túró looks like

You often ask me what kind of cottage cheese (or curd cheese or farmer's cheese - call it what you want) I use in the recipes. In Hungary the store-bought cottage cheese is dry and crumbly as you can see in the picture. So if a recipe calls for túró, I mean this type. If you can't obtain túró, you can try to make your own from whole milk. Click on the link below.

Metric system vs cup

In Hungary metric units are in use, all the recipes on this website are based on this system, so a kitchen scale is necessary. Since I’m not familiar with cup as a measurement unit, I convert grams to cups by using an online converter. The values in brackets, therefore, are only approximate volumes, so, please, double-check them before you start cooking.

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