Category: Vegetable dishes

Dödölle / Hungarian potato dumplings

Dödölle

Dödölle, ganca, gánica, cinke – all these names refer to one dish that is known and cooked throughout Hungary, a cheap peasant food that was eaten on a daily basis a long time ago....

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...

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...

White kidney bean stew

White kidney bean stew

In the Hungarian cuisine dry pinto beans are commonly used, mainly for soup and sólet. However, dry bean stew is made with white kidney beans. This dish is so thick and nutritious that one...

Potato pancakes

Lapcsánka alias potato pancakes

There is perhaps no other food that has more names in the Hungarian language than potato pancake. Tócsni, lapcsánka or röszti – they are only three from its 60 names. Whatever it’s called, everyone...

Layered cauliflower

Layered cauliflower

There are several layered dishes in the Hungarian cuisine, they are usually made with some kind of meat and vegetable like potato, sauerkraut, kale or cauliflower. Cauliflower is very popular in Hungary and often...

Gooseberry sauce

Gooseberry sauce

Hungary is suffering from a cruel heat wave, in such a hot weather light and sourish foods take priority. Fruit sauces are as popular as vegetable stews (főzelék) in Hungary, they are generally served as...

Green pea stew

Green pea stew with bay leaf and vinegar

Hungary is the homeland of főzelék, which can be described in English as a thick vegetable stew. Főzelék is a special category in the Hungarian cuisine, thicker than a soup, but thinner than a...

Elderflower soft drink

Elderflower soft drink

Hungary is in elderflower season right now and it’s the perfect time to make a refreshing drink from the heavily scented blossoms of Sambucus nigra. Don’t buy expensive elderflower drink, it’s quick and easy to...

Lentil salad

Lentil salad

Lentil is one of our oldest sources of food. This legume originates from Asia and it has been part of the human diet since neolithic times, being one of the first crops domesticated in...

Celeriac salad

Celeriac salad

Although winter is coming, we don’t even need to give up on fresh salads during those frosty months. There are some seasonal vegetables that can be base material of exciting, sometimes unusual salads. One...

Vegetable_seasoning_blend

Homemade vegetable seasoning blend

I know onyl a few things that divide people more than food seasonings and bouillon cubes. They are said to add flavour to dishes by enriching the meals’ aroma. Some believe that they have...

Körözött

Körözött – Hungarian cheese spread

The main ingredient of körözött was originally Liptauer or liptói túró, a sheep-milk based cheese. Liptó was a county of Hungary until the end of WWI. Liptó got disannexed from Hungary in 1919, and...

Homemade tomato sauce

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

To tell you the truth, I stear clear of the industrial ketchup because I haven’t managed to make me familiar with its artificial taste. Sure, making your own homemade tomato sauce is not as...

Cucumber-salad-sour-cream

Variations on cucumber salad

This is the most popular salad in Hungary. Half of the Hungarians prefer the cucumber salad with sour cream, the other half swear by the recipe with vinegar. Both are wonderful, no matter which...

Lecsó

Lecsó

Lecsó looks faintly like the French ratatouille, however the main ingredients of this typical Hungarian summer one-course meal are pepper, tomato and onion. There are countless versions of lecsó, everyone has their own recipe...

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