Vegetable dishes

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...

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...

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...

Homemade vegetable seasoning blend

Homemade vegetable seasoning blend

I only know a few things that divide people more than food seasonings and bouillon cubes. They are said to add flavour to dishes by enriching the...

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

Homemade tomato sauce alias ketchup

To tell you the truth, I steer clear of store-bought ketchup because I haven't managed to make me familiar with its artificial taste. Sure, making...

Variations on cucumber salad

Variations on cucumber salad

Cucumber salad is the most popular salad in Hungary. Half of the Hungarians prefer the cucumber salad with sour cream, the other half swear by the...

Lecsó

Lecsó

Lecsó looks faintly like the French ratatouille, however, the main ingredients of this typical Hungarian summer one-course meal are pepper, tomato...

Ajvár

Ajvár

Ajvár is a Serbian sauce, but it becomes more and more popular in Hungary. It's made from red pepper, aubergine and garlic, served with roasted...

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.

Wish list

If you are looking for a Hungarian recipe that hasn't been published on this website yet, let me know, and I'll do my best to post it.

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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