Who said that all Paprikash and Gulasch are made with meat?
When my grandmother was young, she ate meat once a week, maybe two.
And a Paprikash made from potatoes and papriaka were very common. When someone carried some mushrooms out of the woods, they could also make a mushroom paprikash.
Today I want to offer you an entire meal as you once did. Today we could call it a "Vegan meal".
So I prepared a Vegan Paprikash based on mushrooms and potatoes, with two salads. A kohlrabi salad with green peppers, and a cabbage salas, which is also one of the most popular salads here.
A Vegan Paprikash with mushrooms and potatoes
400 g mushrooms
2 little onions
2 tomatoes (or 2 dl tomato sauce)
1 pepper (optional)
1 spoonful sweet paprika
1 teaspoon spicy paprika
salt and pepper
Chop the onion. Cut slices of mushrooms. Peel the potatoes and cut them into dice. Cut the tomatoes into pieces. If desired you can also add a pepper into pieces (it's not necessary because the sweet paprika is already dried and chopped pepper).
Brown the onion in olive oil in a pot, even if my grandmother used lard.
Add the sweet and the spicy paprika and let it flavor for a few seconds on the onion. Then add the mushrooms, the potatoes, the tomatoes (or the tomato sauce), the pepper, and cover with lukewarm water.
Salt and pepper.
Let cook with the lid for 30-45 minutes. It depends on the kind of potatoes you are using.
If necessary, add hot water while cooking.
Paprikash is usually more liquid than I did. It depends on taste. This time I made the ingredients very thick.
To make a good Paprikash you have to abundate in onion, so that the liquid part of the soup is very dense and exquisite, without the need to add flour.
Kohlrabi salad with green pepper
1 green pepper
salt and pepper
olive oil and wine vinegar
Remove the hard part of the kohlrabi and grate it roughly. Cut the green pepper into thin strips.
Season with salt and pepper, olive oil and vinegar.