Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Gulasch is a traditional Hungarian dish but somehow made it into the list of traditional Austrian cuisine someway along it's long line of history. It is often served with semmel or semmelknödels in local restaurants of which I definitely prefer the former. The thick paprika and onion based soup with it's huge chunks of soft, well-stewed beef is good enough to win me over the first time I tasted it.

So on this fine Tuesday afternoon, having ran out of ideas on what to cook for dinner, I finally dug out my packet of "Knorr - Basis für Gulasch" from the depths of the kitchen cabinet and proceeded with my first attempt at Gulasch making. May The Force Be With Me!


1 packet of "Knorr - Basis für Gulasch"
3/4l water
3tbs oil
1/2 onion - diced
1/2 red paprika - diced into cubes
300g beef chunks

(1) In a pot, add water and just prior to boiling, slowly stir in the contents of the Knorr packet.

(2) In another pot, add the oil and once it is heated up, stir fry the onions till it begins to brown slightly.

(3) Add the red paprika and continue to stir fry for a while more.

(4) Pour the Knorr soup mixture into the pot of stir-fried onions and paprika. Stir well.

(5) Add the beef chunks.

(6) With the lid half-covering the pot, allow the dish to simmer at low heat for 1.5hrs - 2hrs.

(+) It is so, so easy to recreate this traditional dish with the Knorr soup packet.

(=) A modern cooking twist to yield a traditional flavour!

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