New Nordic Gulyás


New Nordic Gulyás

Nordic Twist on Hungarian Gulyás: A Modern Take on a Classic Dish

In the context of New Nordic cuisine, this recipe brings a fresh and innovative twist to the traditional Hungarian Gulyás. Inspired by the principles of simplicity, sustainability, and local ingredients, this dish combines the heartiness of the original Gulyás with the clean and vibrant flavors of Nordic cuisine.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

40 minutes

55 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free


Paleo, Keto, Low-carb, High-protein, Meat-based diets


While the original Hungarian Gulyás is known for its rich and robust flavors, this New Nordic adaptation focuses on lighter and fresher ingredients. The use of seasonal vegetables, herbs, and spices adds a unique Nordic touch to the dish. Additionally, the traditional meat-based Gulyás is transformed into a vegetarian-friendly version, making it suitable for a wider range of diets. We alse have the original recipe for Gulyás, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 250 kcal / 1046 KJ
  • Fat (total, saturated): 8g, 1g
  • Carbohydrates (total, sugars): 40g, 12g
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Salt: 1g


  1. 1.
    Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  2. 2.
    Add the diced carrots, parsnips, potatoes, turnip, celery root, and red bell pepper to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. 3.
    Stir in the diced tomatoes, Hungarian paprika, and caraway seeds. Cook for another 2 minutes to release the flavors.
  4. 4.
    Pour in the vegetable broth and tomato juice. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  5. 5.
    Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. 6.
    Serve the New Nordic Gulyás hot, garnished with fresh chopped parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Caraway seeds — Toast the caraway seeds in a dry pan for a few minutes before using to enhance their aroma.
  • Hungarian paprika — Use high-quality Hungarian paprika for an authentic flavor profile.
  • Fresh parsley — Add the chopped parsley just before serving to preserve its vibrant color and fresh taste.
  • Vegetable broth — If you prefer a richer flavor, you can use homemade vegetable broth instead of store-bought.
  • Tomato juice — Opt for organic tomato juice to ensure a pure and natural taste.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a smoky flavor, you can add a small amount of liquid smoke to the dish.
  • Experiment with different root vegetables based on seasonal availability.
  • Serve the New Nordic Gulyás with a dollop of sour cream or yogurt for added creaminess.
  • To make it heartier, you can add cooked beans or lentils to the dish.
  • This dish tastes even better the next day, so consider making it in advance and reheating it for a quick and delicious meal.

Serving advice

Serve the New Nordic Gulyás in deep bowls, allowing the vibrant colors of the vegetables to shine through. Accompany it with a slice of crusty Nordic bread for a complete and satisfying meal.

Presentation advice

Garnish the New Nordic Gulyás with a sprinkle of fresh chopped parsley on top. The vibrant green color will add a pop of freshness to the dish. Serve it in rustic Nordic-style bowls to enhance the visual appeal.