Littlemafia's Romanian Sour Soup(Ciorba)

"Ciorba is a sour soup from Romania enjoyed by the people especially in winter. It can be done by sauteeing the veggies or without and can add vermicelli noodles in the end. Serve with sour cream."
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  • Cut all the vegetables in cubes.
  • Sautee the onion, add the rest of veggies.
  • Add the water and the stock.When it's almost done add the tomato paste, chopped parsley. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice according to your taste. Add little by little so it's not too sour.

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  1. Autsayder
    I've made this recipe twice already - once with the green pepper and once without. I think it tastes great either way and wonderful too if you didn't want to include the lemon juice. I'll definitely be making this again and again! Thanks for sharing.
  2. UmmBinat
    This is good. I omitted the green pepper as another reviewer out of preference. I used my own homemade chicken stock and canned crushed tomatoes (I know fresh would be better but I didn't have any on hand.) I used sea salt and flat leaf parsley for the parsley. Made for January Event - Soup is On in the Diabetic Forum.
  3. Debbwl
    Hot, healthy and perfect for a cold night. Have to confess to making an error on this recipe, read the recipe, went in the kitchen pulled ingredients and started cooking from memory. Photographed, enjoyed and started the review. Dam forgot the lemon juice. Oh well it was good, we were warm, full and happy. Thanks for a soup that is yummy even when one of the ingredients is accidentally left out.
  4. Boomette
    I omitted the green beans and parsley. I had to add more water and chicken bouillon. It's a great soup, very healthy. Thanks Littlemafia :) Made for PRMR
  5. UmmIbrahim
    Really hits the spot on those crisp fall days. Love the aroma that fills the house while its cooking too. Was a hit with the whole family, thanks littlemafia!


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