A complete meal in a bowl.


  • 2 or 3 large carrots
  • 2 onions
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 medium size kohlrabi
  • 2 white potatoes
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 large zucchini
  • ¼ cup green pea
  • ¼ cup yellow pea
  • ¼ cup red lentils
  • ¼ cup kasha
  • 1 package baking powder [about 1 tablespoon] optional
  • salt and pepper


Dice all the vegetable and combine with legumes in an 8 cup pot filled with cold water and bring to a boil. Skim off foam and add baking powder. Throw in salt and pepper to taste.

Cook on a low flame until veggies are soft and legumes are melted, approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours.

Stir well.

If you would like to make this soup a complete meal, serve with dumplings.


Make just before serving

  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 package baking powder [about 1 tablespoon]
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 cup of soup liquid
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon hot paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric


Combine flour, baking powder, oil, and mix well. Add seasonings.

Take two spoons and dip into soup pot. Then use one spoon to scoop up the dumpling mixture and use the other spoon to scrape it off into the pot. Repeat the procedure making sure to dip both spoons into the soup each time before scooping the mixture to make sure it doesn't stick to the spoons. Cover and cook for about 12 minutes or until dumplings are soft through the middle.