Vegan Babgulyás


If you have never tried this famous Hungarian dish, you’re missing out on a veritable delicacy! Made with plenty of veggies, beans and some puffy dumplings, this vegan babgulyas is going to make your day 10x better.

Video recipe:

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


Course: main dish

Cuisine: Vegan, Hungarian

Servings: 4



🌱1 onion

🌱1 green pepper

🌱1 chilli pepper

🌱1 celery stick

🌱1 carrot

🌱1 Tbsp caraway

🌱1 Tbsp smoked paprika

🌱2 bay leaves

🌱200 g tomato sauce

🌱2 cans of beans

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

🌱Fresh parsley to serve

For the dumplings:

🌱1 cup flour

🌱120 ml vegan milk

🌱2 Tbsp olive oil

🌱2 Tbsp nutritional yeast

🌱1 tsp garlic powder

🌱1 tsp granulated onion

🌱1 tsp dried scallions

🌱1/2 tsp baking powder

🌱1 bunch of fresh parsley

🌱Salt & pepper to taste

How to prepare:

  1. Cut the veggies (onion, pepper, chilli pepper, celery and carrot) into small cubes
  2. Heat up some olive oil in a pan and cook the veggies together for about 5 minutes
  3. Season them with smoked paprika and carraway, then mix well
  4. Add the canned beans (the whole can, water included)
  5. Add the tomato sauce
  6. Season with salt, pepper, add the bay leaves and let the beans sauce cook under the lid
  7. In the meantime, prepare the dumplings:
  • in a small bowl, mix the flour, nutritional yeast, olive oil, vegan milk, baking soda, chopped fresh parsley, garlic powder, granulated onion, dried scallions, salt and pepper
  • Adjust with vegan milk if you feel like your composition needs to bind better
  • Form little balls from the dough and place them into the beans sauce
  • Cover the pan with the lid and let them cook for about 10  more minutes, until the dumplings are visibly cooked
  • Sprinkle some fresh parsley on top and enjoy your delicious work of art!


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