Green pea stew

Green pew stew is one of the most popular Hungarian vegetable stews. It is extremely easy to prepare, and you have a healthy, nourishing and tasty vegetarian meal ready in 20 minutes.

Green pea stew is frequently served in schools and kindergartens in Hungary, but it’s also a popular item on simple family menus or served as a light workday lunch.

How To Serve Green Pea Stew

By itself it is a great vegetarian dish, but as most vegetable stews in Hungary, green pea stew is generally served with some kind of meat (eg. meatballs, frankfurters) or fried egg.

Green pea stew can be prepared using fresh or frozen peas. Take attention not to overcook the vegetable. Cooking time might vary depending on what type of green pea you are using.

An Easy Yet Tasty Dish

Even if you’re a beginner in the kitchen, you should try this easy-to-make Hungarian green pea stew which can easily add a nice and healthy diversity to your everyday menu.

Hungarian name: Borsófőzelék or Zöldborsófőzelék.

Green pea stew in plate
Green pea stew

Green pea stew

An easy yet tasty vegetable stew from Hungary
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Hungarian
Servings 6 servings


  • 6 ½ cups green pea 900 g
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 3 ½ tbsp flour
  • 1 ¼ cups water 300 ml
  • 1 cup milk 240 ml
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt


  • Sautée the green peas in vegetable oil over medium heat until almost tender. This takes between 5-10 minutes depending on the type of your green peas.
    Green pea stew step 1
  • Add chopped parsley, salt, sugar and flour. Stir and let it cook for another minute.
    Green pea stew step 2
  • Add water then milk, stir. Cook for 3-4 minutes over low heat, stirring occasionally.
    Green pea stew step 3

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