Croatian bean soup (grah)

Main Dish
2 servings
20 min
20 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 2
400 g of dried borlotti beans

1 large onion, chopped

250 g csabai salami, sliced

1 rounded dessert spoon of vegeta

3 dessert spoons of oil

2 rounded, dessert spoons of plain flour

1 clove of garlic, chopped

2 teaspoons of paprika


  • Sort through the beans, rinse them and place in a large pot with just enough water to cover them. Bring to boil, drain then fill again with water halfway up the side of pot.
  • Add in the onion, salami, optional smoked meat and vegeta. Bring to boil, reduce heat then simmer for about 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  • Check for seasoning, adding salt if needed. In a small pan place the oil and flour and cook, stirring, over medium heat until flour starts to cook then keep cooking for about 1 minute.
  • Add the garlic and paprika, mix through and stir for about 30 seconds then add to Grah. Cook Grah for another 10 minutes. Serve in bowls with bread.

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