Hungarian Lentils

READY IN: 8hrs 25mins
Recipe by chia2160

hungry for hungarian? try these simply prepared lentils.

Top Review by D Rusak

This is my favorite recipezaar recipe to date. It's cheap, easy, and good. Even my Hungarian friends like it! I really like the flavoring so I use extra of paprika, sweetener, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard. Note bene, however: the paprika you use makes a big difference. Buy something good- it won't go to waste, as you'll want to make this again and again! I get mine from a Macedonian shop in Philly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. soak lentils in cold water for 8 hours.
  2. drain and rinse well.
  3. transfer to a wide pot.
  4. add stock, salt, bay leaves.
  5. bring to a boil reduce heat to low, simmer partially covered for 10 minutes.
  6. cook onions and garlic in duck fat in a separate skillet, 5 minutes.
  7. add flour and whisk to form a roux.
  8. add paprika, and stir the roux into lentils.
  9. simmer uncovered, stirring often.
  10. add remaining ingredients, season with salt and pepper.
  11. remove bay leaves, serve.

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