Magyar Mushroom Melody


Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Hungarian culinary art with our Magyar Mushroom Melody Soup. This heartwarming dish combines the earthy tones of fresh mushrooms with a creamy, flavorful broth, embodying the rustic elegance of Hungarian cuisine. Perfect for cozy evenings or as a soul-soothing appetizer, this soup is a true homage to Hungary's traditional flavors.

Magyar Mushroom Melody

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 6
  • Serving Size: 1 bowl (approximately 250 ml)

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 210 kcal
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 480mg


  • Fresh mushrooms (mix of button and cremini), sliced: 500g (17.6 oz)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 1 medium (150g)
  • Garlic cloves, minced: 3 (15g)
  • Butter: 4 tablespoons (56g)
  • All-purpose flour: 2 tablespoons (16g)
  • Paprika: 1 teaspoon (2g)
  • Dried dill weed: 2 teaspoons (1g)
  • Vegetable or chicken broth: 4 cups (960ml)
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons (30ml)
  • Sour cream: 1 cup (240g)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 3 tablespoons (11g)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Sauté the Base: In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Sauté until the onions are translucent and mushrooms have softened.
  2. Build the Flavor: Stir in paprika, dill, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle the flour and stir to combine.
  3. Simmer: Slowly add the broth, ensuring no lumps form. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Final Touches: Stir in soy sauce. Gradually add sour cream, stirring constantly to prevent curdling. Heat through but do not boil.
  5. Garnish: Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Mushroom Variety: Use a mix of mushrooms for a richer flavor.
  • Low Heat: Add sour cream on low heat to avoid curdling.
  • Fresh Herbs: Garnish with fresh dill or parsley for an aromatic touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use low-fat sour cream? 

Yes, but it may alter the richness of the soup.

How to store leftovers? 

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat gently.

Can I make it vegetarian? 

Yes, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

As you savor each spoonful of this Magyar Mushroom Melody, let the harmonious blend of flavors transport you to the charming streets of Budapest. This soup isn't just a dish; it's a culinary journey through the heart of Hungary. Jó étvágyat!