Hungarian dish consisting of soup or stew of meat and vegetables, seasoned with paprika and other spices

Goulash (Hungarian: gulyás), is a soup of meat and vegetables seasoned with paprika[1] and other spices.[2] Goulash came from Hungary and is commonly eaten in Central Europe and other parts of Europe. It is one of the national dishes of Hungary and a symbol of the country. In Hungary, goulash is a soup and not a stew! [3][4][5]

Goulash cooking in a bogrács, a traditional Hungarian cauldron
Alternative namesGulash / Gulyás / Gulaš
Place of originHungary
Region or stateCentral Europe
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsMeat, stock, noodles, vegetables (especially potatoes), paprika, spices


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  2. Gundel, Karoly (1992). Gundel's Hungarian cookbook. Budapest: Corvina. ISBN 963-13-3600-X. OCLC 32227400.page 20
  3. Gil Marks, Encyclopedia of Jewish Food, John Wiley & Sons, 2010, p. 234
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