Hungarian Mushroom soup

Certainly! Here’s a delicious recipe for Hungarian Mushroom Soup:


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound (about 450g) fresh mushrooms, sliced (a mix of different types like cremini and shiitake works well)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (for thickening)
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)


  1. Sauté Vegetables:
    • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and sauté until softened.
  2. Add Mushrooms:
    • Add the sliced mushrooms to the pot and cook until they release their moisture and become tender.
  3. Sprinkle with Flour and Paprika:
    • Sprinkle the flour and paprika over the mushroom mixture. Stir well to coat the mushrooms evenly with the flour and paprika.
  4. Pour in Broth:
    • Gradually pour in the vegetable or chicken broth while stirring to avoid lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  5. Season and Simmer:
    • Add the dried dill, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper to the pot. Allow the soup to simmer for about 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  6. Mix Sour Cream and Flour:
    • In a separate bowl, mix the sour cream with 2 tablespoons of flour until smooth.
  7. Temper Sour Cream Mixture:
    • Gradually add some hot soup to the sour cream mixture while stirring constantly. This helps prevent curdling.
  8. Combine Sour Cream with Soup:
    • Gradually add the tempered sour cream mixture back into the soup, stirring continuously until well combined. Be careful not to let it come to a boil.
  9. Adjust Seasoning:
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning, adding more salt or pepper if necessary.
  10. Serve:
    • Ladle the Hungarian Mushroom Soup into bowls, garnish with chopped fresh parsley if desired, and serve hot.

This Hungarian Mushroom Soup is a rich and flavorful dish that’s perfect for cold days. Enjoy it with a slice of crusty bread or as an appetizer before a hearty meal.

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