Today, Zöldborsófőzelék – green pea stew by it’s English name – is on the menu.

Főzelék is a type of Hungarian dish, where we basically thicken up a vegatable soup with flour to make it into a main course and serve it with hard boiled eggs or meat.

Főzelék made out of green peas is one of the most popular variants.

Ingredients (for 2 people):

  • 17 oz (500 g) young green peas frozen
  • 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 vegatable bouillon
  • parsley
  • 5 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 cup 2,8% fat milk

What I used in the U.S.:


  • Pilsbury all purpose flour
  • Canola Oil (in Hungary I would use sunflower oil because it has a neutral taste, but canola oil is just as perfect)
  • Domino granulated white sugar
  • Lactaid reduced fat milk (2% milkfat)
  • Maggi Vegetable Flavor Bouillon

The process:

  • heat the oil in a pot, then add the peas and stir for about 2 minutes


  • add 2 cups of water and cook peas until soft (10-15 minutes)


  • mix the flour with the milk, we will use this to thicken up the stew


  • chop the parsley


  • once the peas are soft, slowly add the milk-flour mixture, while stirring and add the parsley


  • cook until the desired consistency (1-2 minutes)


  • serve with hard boiled eggs or sausage


It’s quick, easy and healthy!