Dumplings / Nokedli

Pair this recipe with Csirke Paprikás / Chicken Paprikash

Dumplings / Nokedli

Credit: Marika’s Kitchen


  • 3 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Cups Water (or more as needed)


  1. Fill 7 quart pot ¾ full with water, add 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp olive oil and bring to a boil.
  2. Mix flour and salt in mixing bowl
  3. Make well in center of flour and add eggs and 1 ½ cups of water. (Sometimes more water is needed to reach correct consistency. The dough should not be dry and stiff. Should be a bit runny and soft)
  4. When water is boiling, mix ingredients with large spoon till well mixed
  5. Spoon half dough mixture onto dumpling grater and quickly grate over boiling water.
  6. Spoon remainder dough onto grater and grate into boiling water, stirring occasionally. Allow dumplings to boil until water begins to foam and dumplings begin to rise.
  7. Stir with wooden spoon to keep water from overflowing allowing dumplings to rise/swell a few times. stir and lower heat as necessary to keep from overflowing. Should swell about 3 or four times before straining. Approx. boil time is 5 minutes.
  8. Strain and rinse immediately with cold water.
  9. Serve!!

NOTE: The faster the dumplings get grated, the smaller they will be. It is better to reheat dumplings by running hot water over them in strainer (sieve) rather than placing them in the oven or microwave.

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