Kharcho, pickles և pickles.  Step-by-step recipes for delicious soups that children will love.

Kharcho, pickles և pickles. Step-by-step recipes for delicious soups that children will love.

Children have every right not to like soup. And indeed, boiled carrots swim there, և even this unpleasant onion. “Foo, be.” But we know 5 soups that adults adore, և they will definitely like it և children. Especially if you cook them together.

What is soup? This is food that warms us, fills us with joy, makes us kinder. And, consequently, in the fall, even the infamous opponents of salt and borsch dream of a glass of hot food.

The most delicious soup, of course, is the one my grandmother had, but you can at least achieve perfection. And we will help you.

1. Pea soup

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In the ideal world, pea soup is cooked exclusively in meat broth, richly seasoned with smoked meat. But it can be difficult for a child, even a teenager. And it is tasteless for adults without smoked meat.

What to do? Make pea soup according to our recipe. You will be surprised. It will appeal even to lovers of calf and rib crazes.


  • Chicken breast 2-3 pieces.
  • cracked peas – 500 g (half standard package)
  • Onions: – 1 piece.
  • Carrots 1-2 pieces.
  • Vegetable oil – 2-3 tbsp. l.
  • Salt, pepper, parsley և spices to taste
  • Sausages – 6-8 pieces.
  • Bacon 1 package
  • White bread – 1 loaf

If someone does not make pea soup, as I am sure it is long and difficult, we hasten to rejoice. This is the easiest soup in the world. Seriously!

  1. Boil the chicken broth ել prepare the peas and vegetables. Wash the chicken breast, cover with cold water և send it to the oven. After 20-30 minutes, as soon as the chicken breast is cooked, take it out of the pan and cut it into pieces. In parallel, rinse the peas thoroughly, preferably 2-3 times under cold running water. And fill it in a bowl with boiling water so that it swells faster. Peel the onion and carrot, cut the onion into small cubes, pass the carrot with a large grater.
  2. Boil the peas և fry the vegetables. When the chicken broth is ready, send the whole peas in it and cook on low heat. Do not forget to remove the foam. Fry onion և carrot in a small amount of vegetable oil until soft. After half an hour and forty minutes you can send the sauce to the soup. Add salt, pepper, parsley to taste, spices. Cover with a lid and let it boil. At the exit you will get a puree soup with a thick, fragrant, incredibly pleasant texture.
  3. Fry the sausages and bacon and make croutons. Even children who do not like soups are happy to eat everything in which they break a sausage. To make croutons, cut the loaf into cubes, cover the baking sheet with baking paper, fill the sliced ​​bread, sprinkle with sunflower oil, sprinkle with aromatic herbs, crushed or dried garlic, salt to taste. And put it in the oven heated to 150-180 degrees (convection mode). In 5-10 minutes the crackers will be ready. Cut the bacon into pieces, fry in a dry pan until golden brown. Transfer it to a bowl, fry the sausages in the same pan (you can cut them in a circle immediately or after frying).
  4. Pour the soup into pots and serve with additives. The most important moment. We pour the beautiful yellow-orange delicate pea soup into plates (get that much-loved collection for this occasion). And we put dishes with bacon, fried sausages, chicken pieces and crackers on the table. And let everyone fill their soup with their favorite (և flavor). You can also chop the herbs. Curly parsley will look especially great, then your soup will get a little German accent.

2. Soup with meatballs

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The most “baby” soup in our selection. But adults also like it, especially if the meatballs contained in it are not simple, but have a secret.


  • Minced meat – 500–600 g
  • Potatoes – 5-6 pieces.
  • Onion – 1 piece.
  • Carrots – 1-2 pieces.
  • Vegetable oil – 2-3 tbsp. l.
  • Salt, pepper, parsley և spices to taste

One hour is enough to make a classic soup with meatballs. Judge for yourself.

  1. Prepare minced meat։ vegetables. We put a pot of water on the fire. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, onions and carrots. Cut the potato into cubes, the onion into small cubes, three carrots with a large grater. Salt, pepper և add spices to taste.
  2. Form meatballs և fry the vegetables. When the water boils, grind it և arm yourself with a teaspoon. We start sculpting small meatballs. It is better to spoon և wet your hands with cold water. We send the meatballs in water. While the base of the soup is boiling again, put the carrot and onion in a well-heated pan with vegetable oil. Make sure it does not burn.
  3. Fill the soup with potatoes and vegetables. When the soup boils again, we send ready-made potatoes in it, and after 10-15 minutes, onions with carrots. Pepper, put a bay leaf և spices to taste, cover with a lid. In 15 minutes the soup will be ready.

3. Beef with rice

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Kharcho, according to the classic recipe, takes a long time to prepare. One broth should be cooked for 1.5 hours. But this warming soup with an attractive aroma that spreads all over the house is worth it. In addition, kharcho, like many rich soups, becomes tastier when infused. And for that it is better to eat it not immediately, but the day after cooking.


  • Beef on the bone – 1 kg
  • Rice – 120 g
  • Tomato paste – 2 tbsp. l.
  • Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp. l.
  • Onions – 4 pieces.
  • Flour – 1 tsp. l.
  • Walnuts – 50 g
  • Parsley root – 1 piece.
  • Sunel wolf – 1 year
  • Garlic – 5 cloves
  • Hot pepper – 1 piece.
  • cilantro basil – 4-5 branches each
  • Pomegranate juice (desirable but not required) – 125 ml
  1. Boil the broth and cook the meat. Wash the beef thoroughly, cut it into 4-5 parts and fill it with clean water. 2-3 liters will be enough. Cook on low heat for about 1.5 hours. Remove the meat, separate from the bones, pour a bucket of broth and leave for a while. Squeeze the broth, pour it into the pot and return it to the fire.
  2. Prepare rice and vegetables. Wash the rice և send it in boiling broth. Add meat ոմ tomato paste to it. Peel an onion, finely chop it and fry it in vegetable oil until soft. Add the flour and simmer for 5 minutes. Send soup.
  3. Enjoy a fragrant sauce of herbs and spices. Grate the parsley root with a fine grater, pass the garlic through a press, cut the pepper into small rings. Chop the walnuts with a blender. Wash the greens, dry them and cut the owners. In the soup we first add the parsley root, then the walnut and pomegranate juice (if any), then the hops-suneli spice. Close the lid և let it boil for 5-10 minutes. Do not forget to salt to taste.
  4. Season the soup և to infuse. Mix cilantro basil with garlic and hot pepper. Remove the stew from the heat, add aromatic sauce on it և wrap the pan with a towel for at least 10-15 minutes.

Some children do not like greens, garlic, and even more, not all tolerate spicy. Thus, the last paragraph is intended for more adults. But, of course, it will not hurt to offer your child to try a snack from your plate.

4. Solyanka

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Thick, rich, perfect soup, which is great for regaining strength after a hard working week. There are many recipes for making hodgepodge և we suggest you try home-made hojapok according to the classic recipe with potatoes և sausages.


  • Beef – 400 g
  • Chicken breast fillet – 250 g
  • Sausages – 2-3 pieces.
  • Potatoes – 3-4 pieces.
  • Onion – 2 pieces.
  • Pickled cucumber – 100 g
  • Tomato paste – 1 tbsp. l.
  • Olives – 50 g
  • Vegetable oil 2 ch.c. l.
  • Lemon to serve
  1. Prepare vegetables ս meat products. Of course, it is better to cook solyanka on beef broth, but if you do not have time for that, do not despair. Send a pot of water to the fire while you prepare the ingredients yourself. Wash the beef, chicken, cut into strips or pieces, and sausages into circles. Peel a squash, grate it and squeeze the juice. Cut the potatoes into cubes and the onions into thin feathers or if you do not like the “jungle” of the soup. Cut the pickled cucumber into cubes.
  2. Make soup for the soup. Fry onion in vegetable oil for 3-5 minutes. In the pan, first add the beef, then the chicken, then the sausages. Fry for 10 minutes, add tomato paste, add pickles. Cover with a lid – let everything simmer a little.
  3. Top the soup with potatoes and meat mixture. When the water boils, add salt and potatoes. And after 10 minutes we season the soup with a meat shepherd. Pepper և bay leaf – optional. Cook for 20-25 minutes on low heat under the lid, finally add the olives. If you like the acidity of the soup, you can add a little salt water from the cucumber. Just remember, cucumber must be salty, not sour, otherwise the soup will taste like vinegar.
  4. Serve the soup nicely. Put the ham in the plates, put a slice of lemon in each of them, serve the sour cream and croutons from Borodino bread grated with garlic, serve separately.

5. Pickles

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Pearl barley is not honored by many of us, completely unworthily. But everything changes as soon as it reaches the pickle. This delicious soup with pickles is a greeting from kindergarten. And if you do everything right, pickles will be on your family’s permanent menu for a long time. And the main secret of the right pickle is to add a little salt water from the cucumber to the soup.


  • Pearl barley – 120 g
  • Potatoes – 5-6 pieces.
  • Onions – 1-2 pieces.
  • Carrots – 1 piece.
  • Salted cucumbers – 200 g
  • Vegetable oil – 4 tbsp. l.
  • Salt, pepper, bay leaf to taste
  1. Boil barley և prepare vegetables. The easiest way to save time is to cook barley in bags. The faster և the grain will definitely come out brittle. Meanwhile, boil the barley in sacks in one liter of salt water (follow the packaging instructions, you will definitely succeed), clean the potatoes, onions and carrots. Cut the potato into cubes, the onion into small cubes, grate the carrot with a large grater.
  2. Boil the broth եմ season with potatoes և grain. If you prefer meat broth, boneless beef broth is ideal for pickles. But you can make pickles with chicken. To do this, cut the breast fillet into pieces, heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan, fry the chicken pieces ջուր Fill water from a freshly boiled kettle. This will significantly reduce the cooking time. Salt the pickles, season with potatoes and barley. Boil for 20-30 minutes.
  3. Grate the onion with the carrot և add to the soup. Fry onion in a frying pan with well-heated vegetable oil for 5 minutes, add carrot. Boil for 5-10 minutes, add pickles. After 10 minutes the sauce is ready to send to the soup. Pepper, add bay leaf, leave on low heat for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Serve at the table. Wash, dry and chop the parsley and dill. Pour the pickles on the plates and serve decorated with greens.

And let this weekend be filled with joy և gather the whole family around the table, regardless of everyone’s culinary preferences.

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