Nokedli (Hungarian Dumplings)

Nokedli (Hungarian Dumplings)What is Nokedli Nokedli (sometimes called Galuska) is the Hungarian name for a small Central European dumpling that’s closely related to German Spätzle. These miniature dumplings are basically a free-form egg noodle. That’s probably how American-style Paprika Chicken came to be served with egg noodles. Because they’re formed and dropped into a pot to cook … Continue reading “Nokedli (Hungarian Dumplings)”


  • CourseSides
  • CuisineEastern European
  • Yield4
  • Cooking Time5 minutes
  • Preperation Time2 minutes
  • Total Time7 minutes


bread flour (about 1 cup)
140 grams
1/4 teaspoon
large eggs
sour cream (or yogurt)
2 tablespoons
milk (you may need more or less)
2 tablespoons
Butter or olive oil (for serving)


  1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a bowl.
  2. Add the eggs and sour cream and stir the mixture to combine.
  3. Stir in 1 tablespoon of milk at a time until your dough is soft, but not runny. If you are using the board and knife method, the dough should be a little firmer. If you are pressing the dough through holes, it should be loose enough to squeeze through the holes with a spatula, but not so loose that it drips through them on their own.
  4. When you're ready to make the Nokedli, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  5. Use one of the methods in the headnotes to form your dumplings and drop them into the boiling water. Do this in relatively small batches, or you will end up with some dumplings that are overcooked. When you're done adding the dumplings, give them about 30 seconds after they float to the surface to ensure they are cooked.
  6. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them to a bowl as they cook, and cover the bowl to keep them warm. Serve the Nokedli tossed with butter, or a little olive oil to keep them from sticking together.