This is a list of dishes found in Hungarian cuisine.

Soups and stews

Name Image Region Description
Borleves wine soup
Goulash Bográcsgulyás2.jpg Goulash in Kettle
Gulyásleves Hungarian goulash soup.jpg Goulash soup
Főzelék thick vegetable stew
Fisherman's Soup
Hungarian soup 03976.jpg traditional red fish soup spiced with hot paprika
Sour cherry soup
Sour cherry soup.jpg sour-cherry soup
Chicken soup
Bouillon de volaille.jpg clear chicken or veal meat soup with soup vegetables and thin soup pasta called csipetke
Jókai bableves Pasulj.jpg a bean soup named after the author Mór Jókai
Lecsó Lecso.JPG mixed vegetable stew,[1] the Hungarian 'Ratatouille', it is similar to the Romanian ghiveci or the Bulgarian gjuvec
Palócleves Palócleves - Gundel.jpg Northeastern Hungary A soup similar to gulyásleves, but containing green beans and sour cream, and frequently flavoured with dill. Invented by János Gundel (father of famed chef Károly Gundel) and named for Kálmán Mikszáth and his writings about the Palóc people of Northern Hungary / Southern Slovakia.
Pörkölt 2009-09-gulasch-pörkölt-paprikas-1.jpg meat stew in a thick paprika-spiced sauce, similar to ragout; generally translated into English as goulash (not to be confused with goulash soup)
Köménymagleves caraway seed soup
Székelygulyás Transylvania Goulash stew, made with sauerkraut and several kinds of meat
Chicken Paprikash Paprikahuhn.jpg called Csirkepaprikás, a stew with a lot of sweet paprika, cream or sour cream called tejföl
Paprikás krumpli paprika-based stew with spicy sausage and potatoes
Vadgombaleves wild mushroom soup
Gombapaprikás Called "Mushroom Paprikash" in English, this is an easy to fix, traditional vegetarian dish of the Hungarians.

Meat dishes

Other names
Image Region Description
Töltött káposzta
Cabbage roll
00101 Rindfleisch - Kohlroulade, Podkarpackie.JPG stuffed cabbage.
Töltött paprika
Punjena paprika
Punjena Paprika.JPG Stuffed peppers - ground meat, rice and spices are used for the filling
Töltött tojás
Deviled egg
Deviled egg closeup.jpg Deviled eggs, cold in mayonnaise or warm, baked in the oven with sour cream
Roulade.jpg Pork tenderloin filled with spicy tomato puree, spinach etc.
Fatanyéros, Hungarian Mixed Grill
Wood Plate HU.jpg thin pork steak served with cabbage or the dish fatányéros, a Hungarian mixed grill on wooden platter[2]
Bécsi szelet
Wiener schnitzel, but made of pork,
Borjú bécsi (using veal), rántotthús
Wiener-Schnitzel02.jpg Austria Bécsi szelet is literally "Viennese slice" in English
Stefánia szelet
Stefánia vagdalt.JPG or Stefania slices (Hungarian meatloaf with hard boiled eggs in the middle. Makes decorative white and yellow rings in the middle otf the slices
Túrós csusza Turos csusza.jpg small dumplings called galuska baked with quark cheese called túró - served savoury with bacon or sweet
Rakott krumpli Rakott krumpli.jpg layered potato casserole with sausage, eggs and bacon, see recipe on Wikibooks Cookbook
Rakott káposzta layered cabbage
Rántott sajt flat cheese croquette, cheese rolled in breadcrumbs and, deep fried
Pacalpörkölt Pacalpörkölt.jpg pörkölt made of tripe

Dumplings and others

Name Image Region Description
Túrógombóc-2013.JPG Hungarian sweet quark cheese dumpling
Májgaluska small liver dumplings used in different soups, for example liverball soup
Galuska or Nokedli
Spätzle-02.jpg Hungarian boiled dumplings used in soups and stews
Plum Dumplings
Galuste cu prune 03.jpg Gombotzen or Szilvásgombóc and nudli (sweet plum dumplings and small noodles, rolled in sweet fried brescrums or streusel
Egg barley
Tarhonya-3.JPG a kind of large Hungarian "couscous", big pasta grain, served as a side dish
Risotto.jpg Hungarian risotto, white rice mixed with green peas, served as a side dish
Baba Ghanoush.jpg Transylvanian mashed eggplant salad made of grilled, peeled and finely chopped eggplants
Liptai túró
Liptauer.jpg Liptauer, a spicy spread made from fresh white cheese mixed with sweet paprika and onions
Libamájpástétom Foie gras with sauternes.jpg Goose liver pâté

Breads and pancakes

Name Image Region Description
Lángos Lángos groß.jpg fried bread dough, often served with sour cream, garlic and cheese
Pogácsa Hungarian Pogácsa.jpg a type of bun, round puffed pastry, available with bacon or cheese, traditionally cooked on the fire
Bread rolls
Bread rolls.JPG round small breads, eaten cut in half, with butter, cold cuts or jam, often for breakfast
Kifli Kifli.jpg crescent-shaped pastry
Riquewihr 052.jpg Pretzel, salty crispy pasty
Bundás kenyér literally, "coated bread" or "bread with a fur", a savoury version of French toast
Kenyér Kenyer 3 kgos kemenceben sult.jpg Hungarian bread -kenyér- tends to be big, round and with a hard thick crust
Baguette.png The other freshly baked bread type. Long loaves with crispy crust, thicker or thiner, like the baguette
Rakott palacsinta or Csúsztatott palacsinta
layered crepes with sweet cottage cheese, raisins, jam and walnuts, similar to Mille crêpe
Palacsinta Pancake2.JPG filled crepe, usually filled with jam. Other fillings are sweet quark cheese with raisins or meat
Gundel palacsinta Gundel palacsinta 6412.jpg Budapest Gundel crepes, filled with walnuts and served in chocolate sauce, often flambéed
Kaiserschmarrn-mitPreiselbeeren.jpg sweet crepe crumbs
Hortobágyi palacsinta Hortobagy palacsinta.JPG crepes filled with veal stew

Sweets and cakes

Name Image Region Description
Arany galuska Arany-galuska.jpg baked dough balls with butter, raisins and nuts, often served with vanilla custard
Lady Fingers
Biskotten-02.jpg thin, light, sweet delicate, crispy lady fingers
Bejgli Bejgli1.jpg [3] (cake roll eaten at Christmas and Easter.
Birsalma sajt
Quince cheese
Dulce de membrillo.jpg [4] (Quince cheese, or quince jelly made of quince fruits
Csöröge Faworki 021, February 2010.jpg crispy, light Hungarian Angel Wing fry cookies[5] a twisted thin fried cookie made of yeast dough, dusted with powdered sugar
Dobos torta
Dobosh torte
Dobos cake
Dobos cake (Gerbeaud Confectionery Budapest Hungary).jpg sponge cake layered with chocolate paste and glazed with caramel and nuts
Eszterházy torta Eszterhazy-Torte 01.JPG layered almond and cream cake
Berliner, Bismarck Doughnuts
Langosch.jpg round, sweet, fired taste, topped with lekvár
Flódni Flódni.JPG Jewish-Hungarian cake with 4 different fillings, poppyseed, walnut, apple and plum jam
Gesztenyepüré cooked and mashed sweet chestnuts with sugar and rum, topped with whipped cream.
Halva, Transsylvanian sweet PistHalva.jpg sweet confection, made with sunflower seeds, of Turkish origin
Krémes Kremes.jpg A puff pastry top, custard cream and whipped cream filling, and is finished with powdered sugar
Kouglof.png Kuglóf cake, a traditional Austro-Hungarian coffee party cake
Kürtőskalács Kurtoskalacs.jpg Stove cake or Chimney cake, cooked over an open fire—a Transylvanian specialty, famous as Hungary's oldest pastry
Lekvár Fig jam on a dish.JPG Thick Hungarian jam
Lekváros Bukta or Bukta Buchteln.jpg a baked dessert filled with jam, túró or ground walnuts
Lekváros tekercs
Swiss roll
Swiss roll.jpg Rolled up soft sponge cake filled with jam
Linzer torta Foto.Linzertorte.JPG a tart with criscross design of pastry strips on top
Madártej Ujuvad saarekesed.jpg Floating island, a dessert made of milk custard with eggwhite dumplings floating on top
Mákos Guba 2012-12 Mohnpielen anagoria.jpg Kifli and finely ground poppy seeds boiled in milk and sugar.
Mézes krémes Hungarian Honey Cake (Mézes krémes).jpg Hungarian Honey Cake
Strudel.jpg strudel
Rigó Jancsi Rigojanci.jpg Cube-shaped sponge cake with dark chocolate glaze
Somlói Galuska Somloi-galuska.JPG Budapest/Fót[6] sponge cake with raisins, walnuts, served with rum, chocolate sauce and whipped cream
Szaloncukor Szaloncukor2.jpg flavoured candies which hang on the Christmas tree, eaten at Christmas
Nougat-damascene.jpg a sweet sticky white nougat paste cooked with sugar, eggwhites, honey, bits of walnuts, spread between two wafer sheets.
Túró Rudi Rudi akt.jpg sweet quark cheese - called túró - filled chocolate bar
Vaníliás kifli Vanillekipferl Weihnachtsgebaeck.JPG vanilla croissant, small, crescent shaped biscuits

See also


  1. ^ Gundel, Karoly (1992). Gundel's Hungarian cookbook. Budapest: Corvina. ISBN 963-13-3600-X. OCLC 32227400. page 100
  2. ^ Gundel, Karoly (1992). Gundel's Hungarian cookbook. Budapest: Corvina. ISBN 963-13-3600-X. OCLC 32227400. page 83
  3. ^ June Meyers Authentic Hungarian Heirloom Recipes Cookbook
  4. ^ Quince-cheese
  5. ^ June Meyers Authentic Hungarian Heirloom Recipes Cookbook
  6. ^ Szántó András. "Gasztronómia: Sütemények, amelyekről rosszul tudjuk, hogy hungarikumok - HVG.hu" (in Hungarian). hvg.hu. Retrieved 5 March 2012.