Bulgarian Tomato Dumpling Soup

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 45 mins

Make sure to prepare in a pot with a large diameter to allow dumplings to rise to the top. This recipe is posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. I haven't tried it but it is from Sundays at Moosewood.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium soup pot, saute the onions and garlic in oil, stirring frequently until onions begin to soften.
  2. Add the tomatoes and cook until the onions are golden and the tomatoes are soft.
  3. Stir in the chili powder, flour, salt, and pepper an mix well.
  4. Pour in the stock slowly while whisking to completely dissolve the flour.
  5. Coarsely blend the soup in a blender or food processor and return it to the pot.
  6. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  7. As soup simmers, prepare the dumplings. Cream the butter with the egg yolks.
  8. Place the couscous in a small bowl; pour the boiling water over the couscous, cover the bowl with a plate and allow it to steam for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the steamed couscous and the flour, salt, dill, and milk or stock to the butter mixture and blend well.
  10. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites until stiff and then fold them into the couscous mixture.
  11. Drop the dumpling batter into the simmering soup by rounded tablespoons and cook, covered for about 15 minutes.
  12. The dumplings will rise to the top.
  13. To test dumplings, scoop one out and check to see if it is thoroughly cooked before serving.
  14. Serve hot, topped with fresh parsley and cheddar cheese.
Most Helpful

I never prepared dumpling soup and from now on will do it again. I loved the addition of couscous and dill in these dumplings!
This was very tasty and perfect in such cold days!
A big thank for this great recipe.

awalde February 01, 2012

Very healthy and tasty soup!! My partner and I really enjoyed the dumplings, which I've never had with tomato soup before! This is quite a pleasant departure from my tried and true basil tomato soup (flavored with bay, celery seed and a bit of sugar), but well worth a try! Thanks for sharing!

Chef-Boy-I-Be Illinois November 29, 2007

This soup worked out great. I loved using couscous in the dumplings, which gave them a nice texture. The dill in the dumplings was fantastic as well. The consistancy of the soup was great, but even though I only added the 2 tsp chili powder we found it too spicy. Next time I would decrease the chili powder to 1 tsp or so. Otherwise, we really enjoyed this. Thanks Ms*Bindy!

LUv 2 BaKE May 05, 2007