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Hungarian Paprikash with Soy Curls, Shiitake Mushrooms in a Cashew Sour Cream Sauce

Hungarian Paprikash is one of the most common dishes in the parts of Europe where I am from. As I mention before, I was born in Slovakia, in a small, yet very charming city Trencin, not too far from Hungarian border. And as you know how everything in Europe is connected, the food is one of the things that we share the most.

My grandmother used to make it very often and not only with meat, but also mushrooms. I remember that she was using Chanterelle Mushrooms, that were actually growing wild. We went often mushroom picking and sometimes she bought them on farmers market. I bought them here in Toronto once, long time ago, but they are hard to find. Also they are overpriced and not very fresh.

Therefore, I am using Shitake, mainly for their meaty favour and because I love them too. Also, they are easy to find, unfortunately, they aren’t cheep neither. However, you just need little bit. Also, you can use Portobello mushrooms if you prefer. They are very tasty as well and they will do the job.

Regarding Soy Curls and Vegan Keto Diet, I have made delicious recipe using this product just recently VEGAN KETO CHICK’N WITH CAULIFLOWER MASH. You may like it as well! Oh and by the way, I made that one with green string beans, which you could have with Hungarian Paprikash as well, yet, I would recommend a big bowl of salad, for example Kale Salad. Although, we used to eat parikash always with pickles, lol.

Well, I am going to have my lunch now! I made so much that I have been eating it for two days now, lol. But I am not complaining. It’s actually even better the next day. I truly hope you will try it, because it’s super delicious. Thank you So much for visiting!


Hungarian Paprikash with Soy Curls, Shiitake Mushrooms in a Cashew Sour Cream Sauce
Vegan – Keto – Gluten Free
Prep Time30 mins
Active Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: European, Hungarian, Vegan
Keyword: gluten free recipe, healthy recipe, Keto diet, keto recipe, plant based protein, plant based recipe, vegan recipe
Yield: 4
Author: Lena Novak – Lena’s Vegan Living


  • Food processor


  • 1 small cauliflower or half of large, washed and cut into smaller pieces
  • 1 cup cashew sour cream
  • 2 cups vegetable broth low sodium organic
  • 3 red bell peppers diced
  • 2 shallot onions diced
  • 6 cloves of garlic diced
  • 1 tbsp red paprika powder
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste optional
  • Pink Himalayan salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil for frying or oil of your choice
  • 1 cup of raw cashews soaked for 6 hours and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste
  • 1 cup of water
  • Blend all in a blender until smooth.
  • 227 gr Soy Curls 1 bag (soaked for 10 min and strained)
  • 1 tbsp low sodium tamari
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red paprika powder
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste optional
  • Garlic powder to taste
  • 2 tbsp grape seed oil for frying or oil of your choice
  • ¼ cup scallions thinly cut
  • 1 ½ cup of shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • Chives or parsley to garnish


  • Cook the cauliflower pieces with 1 cup of veggie broth and salt for 15minutes, or until you can pierce easily with work.
  • In the meantime, sauté onion, until translucent, add garlic and spices and stir for few seconds.
  • Add pepper, stir well, reduce the heat and cover with lid. Let it simmer for 15minutes.
  • When ready, blend all in a food processor including cashew sour cream, until smooth. If you find the sauce too thick, you can add more veggie broth or plant-based milk.
  • Sauté soy curls on hot oil with tamari and spices for about 7minutes. You may add pinch of salt if needed.
  • Take it off the heat and add scallions.
  • Sauté shitake mushrooms with black pepper and pinch of salt on hot oil until for about 5minutes. Or it depends whether you like well done or medium.
  • When ready, mix soy curls and shiitake mushrooms with sauce, but leaves some mushrooms to garnish if you like. Sprinkle with chives or parsley and serve.
  • If you are not on keto diet you can serve this dish with pasta or gnocchi.


Soy Curls are available at Butler Foods and Amazon


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Shihab Almahdawi
Shihab Almahdawi
1 year ago

👌This is a great winter soup.