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Meleg Krumplisaláta – Hungarian Warm Potato Salad Recipe

A potato salad is quintessential when you think of Vegetarian
cuisine outside India. Wiki tells us we have about 60-80 varieties of Potato
Salad across the world – and these are documented recipes. There might be
atleast that many or even double that number which are followed by home chefs,
sometimes a guarded recipe passed down generations.. There’s definitely
something about the tuber that makes it endearing to potato lovers across the
globe, be it in the warm or cold versions.

Today, we try a Warm potato salad – Meleg Krumplisaláta (Pronounced as May-leg KROOM-plee-shaw-lah-taw) from Hungary (a Central-European Nation) that had us tickled pink as we had it over one weekend for
brunch along with some delicious soup that will feature shortly.


 The original recipe also included hardboiled eggs which we
skipped. Its a delicious salad that you cant have enough.. Crazily enough even
my LO was licking her teeny weeny portion as if she liked it :-)) Before we get
to the recipe, a small snapshot of Hungary. 


  • Hungary is a landlocked country in Central
    is situated in the Carpathian
     and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The country’s capital and
    largest city is Budapest.
  • Hungary is home to the largest synagogue in
    Europe (Great Synagogue), built in 1859 in Moorish
    Revival style with a capacity of 3000 people, the largest medicinal bath in
  • Hungarian cuisine is a prominent feature of the
    Hungarian culture, just like the art of hospitality. Traditional dishes such as
    the world famous Goulash (gulyás stew
    or gulyás soup) feature prominently. Dishes are often
    flavoured with paprika(ground red peppers), a
    Hungarian innovation.
  • Desserts include the iconic Dobos Cakestrudels (rétes), filled
    with apple, cherry, poppy seed or cheese, Gundel pancake, plum dumplings (szilvás gombóc), somlói dumplings,
    dessert soups like chilled sour cherry soup and sweet chestnut
    puree, gesztenyepüré (cooked chestnuts mashed with sugar and rum and split into
    crumbs, topped with whipped cream). Perec and kifli are widely
    popular pastries.



Country : Hungary

Dish : Meleg Krumplisaláta – Warm potato salad

Serving suggestions :  grilled veggies or meats

Prep time : 15 mins | Cook time: 10 mins | Serves : 4

Adapted from here



  • Potatoes – firm : 6 no – boiled, peeled and sliced
  • Salt & pepper – to taste
  • Butter / Olive oil – 1 TBSP (I used the latter)
  • Sour Cream – 1/2 cup (See quick tip for Sour cream substitute for
    this salad)
  • Onions – 1 medium (finely chopped) or use green and white portions
    of scallion
  • Garnish : finely chopped parsley or chives or dill 


  1. Peel the boiled potatoes and get thickish slices (you can also
    cube them if you wish). 
  2. In a pan, saute onions in butter or olive oil. Add sour cream and
    stir on low flame, add salt and pepper. switch off flame in 2 mins
  3. Drizzle this sauce over the warm sliced potatoes. Drizzle more oil
    if you wish and garnish.


Quick tip for Sour cream : 

Blend together about 50 gms of paneer,
a dollop of yoghurt and a dash of lime juice to get a smooth, instant sour
cream substitute. 

Either way, ensure that the sauce isnt boiled or simmered, but
just blended enough to pour over the potatoes. Add a dash of milk to make the
sauce a lil more runny, if you wish.

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  1. Varada's Kitchen

    Looks great, I would add the eggs too. A really nice potato salad variation.

  2. vaishali sabnani

    The salad looks delicious. .creamy and tempting. Potatoes in any form are welcome. And ya I like that tip.

  3. Interesting to note another potato salad..guess end of this journey we will have loads of salads!

  4. Priya Suresh

    WIsh i get a plate of this delicious potato warm salad, too good to enjoy thoroughly for a meal.

  5. Suma Gandlur

    Potatoes must have tasted good in that creamy base.

  6. That is such a creamy & yummy potato salad.

  7. MySpicyKitchen

    Warm dressing sounds very nice. Lovely salad.

  8. omg such an filling and iviting potato salad 🙂 love the creamy dressing .. looks too yummm !!

  9. Looks awesome, Kalyani. I felt it was more like aloo chaat (different flavors maybe but still ) 🙂

  10. What an amazingly simple salad! Will keep that sour cream substitute in mind 🙂

  11. cookingwithsapana

    I am a big potato fan and this salad looks perfect for me. Bookmarked !

  12. Chef Mireille

    so creamy must be delicious

  13. Love the salad. I have beeen wanting to read this recipe since it showed up in my G+ tab, been resisting it …Love the salad and the sour cream tip is jus what I needed.

  14. Gayathri Kumar

    I have once tried a version of potato salad and loved it so much. This version looks so inviting..

  15. Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen

    Nice tip for sour cream, though I have used hung curd mixed with lemon juice for it, never thought of adding paneer. Salad looks very creamy & delicious.

  16. The Pumpkin Farm

    collected so many potato salads during this BM run, life will be short to make and eat them all 🙂

  17. Thanks, that was a really cool read! Hungarian goose down duvet

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