Csorba soup with meatballs

by | Jun 6, 2019 | Soups

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 prescription how to make csorba soup because csorba can be any soup that contains onion, root vegetables and meat.

The word csorba comes from the new Persian language: it means soup on the Baltic peninsula and in the Middle East, in Transylvania it refers only to a special sour soup which is flavoured with korpacibere (juice of fermented wheat bran).

Csorba soup can be thickened with roux, yogurt or cream. Recipes usually call for korpacibere, vinegar, lemon, tomato juice or the juice of sauerkraut to make the soup sour. Onion, root veggies and meat are the basic elements, any other part of the soup is up to you.

This version of csorba is one of the best I have ever eaten. The flavours of thyme, basil and lovage merge into the aroma of fresh garlic, and this kind of combination makes the soup very tasteful and memorable. Give it a try, you won’t regret it.

Csorba soup with meatballs | photo: zserbo.com
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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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