Shorashim - Hebrew for "Roots"
Shorashim - Hebrew for "Roots"

Borsht (Ukraine)

Red Beetroot Soup, from the Eastern Bloc

Beetroot Soup from the Ukraine

I was in the Ukraine a while back and was served this delicious soup, known as Borsht (also borscht or borshch).


It's a vegetable soup from Eastern Europe, which is traditionally made with beetroot as a main ingredient (giving it a strong red colour). Other varieties also exist, such as the tomato-based orange borscht and the green (zelioni) version.

 

It made its way into global cuisine by way of Jewish immigrants out of the Polish, Russian, Ukrainian regions.

 

It's simple, cost-effective and very tasty.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Kilo peeled washed and diced young beetroots
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, diced and fried
  • 1/4 cabbage, sliced
  • 1 small can chopped tomatoes (optional)
  • A little chicken stock (optional)
  • Water (2 litres)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sugar to taste
  • Sour cream

 

Directions:

  • Cook the peeled beetroot for about 3/4 hour.
  • Add potatoes, cabbage, carrots, and cook until the vegetables are soft.
  • Add the seasoning, tomatoes and fried onion.
  • Cook for a further few minutes.
  • Transfer to blender for a smooth soup (personally, I like it smooth) or leave chunky.
  • Serve with sour cream and crusty bread.

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