Russian lenten pokhlebka/ soup

Main Dish
4 servings
55 min
60 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 4
Pearl Barely: 1/3 cup

Potato: ¾ cup (chopped into cubes)

Cabbage: 1 ½ cup (finely chopped)

Carrot: 1 cup (grated)

Onion: 1 cup (finely chopped)

Parsley: ½ teaspoon

Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste

Black Pepper: ½ teaspoon

Marjoram: ½ teaspoon

Oil : 2 tablespoon

Water: 5 cup

Lime juice: ½ teaspoon


  • In a medium sauce pot cook the washed pearl barely with 2 cup water and ½ teaspoon of salt until it cooked about 20 minutes. Drain some water so that soup won't be cloudy.
  • To this add chopped potato and cook for another 15 minutes or until potato is done not mushy.
  • In the mean time heat a pan add oil and fry onion until they become translucent or change in color about 7 minutes.
  • To this add grated carrots and cabbage and fry for another 6 minutes.
  • Add this fried onion-cabbage-carrots mixture to the soup and add rest of water, salt and pepper and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • To this add dried parsley, marjoram and lime juice. switch off the flame.


Russian Lenten Pokhlebka/ Soup, photo 1
Russian Lenten Pokhlebka/ Soup, photo 2


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