Serbian bean soup

JanaBy Jana  ,     

October 25, 2014

Serbian bean soup 0 5 0

Traditional Serbian soup also named as Pasulj. There are a number of variations on the basic theme, so feel free to add other vegetables not mentioned in the recipe.

  • Yields: 4 Servings


1Put the beans in a pot, cover them with the water. Bring it to a boil and put a little bit of baking soda (on the tip of teaspoon). Also instead you can use 4 mint leaves. Leave it to simmer for 15 minutes.

2Pour off the first water.

3In the large pot (or express pot) put simmered beans. Add dried Pork Ribs, onions, carrot, bay leaf, parsley root, pepper and 1 chilli paprika. Cook gently over lower heat for 1-1.5 hours (30 min in the express pot), until the beans are soft.

4In the saucepan, heat the oil and put 1 chopped onion. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add 2 tbsp of flour and stir it for about 3 min. Quickly stir in the minced garlic and ground red paprika. Mix to a thin paste.

5Add the saucepan content to the pot, simmer for 5-10 minutes, until the soup is thick and rich. Try the soup, if not seasoned right add 1 tsp of salt to taste.

6Before the serving add 2 tsp parsley to the top.


200gr dried white Beans

300gr dried Pork Ribs

ΒΌ tsp baking soda

4 mint leaves (you can use fresh ones too)

2 onions, chopped

1 large carrot, sliced

1 bay leaf

1 chilli paprika, optional

1 parsley root, chopped

1 tsp pepper or to taste

1 tsp of salt

3 tbs oil

1 tsp ground red paprika (hot if wanted)

2 tbs flour

3-4 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp parsley


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