This is another school cafeteria classic from Hungary. It is a filling comfortfood especially for the winter. Simple and delicious.
250 gramm yellow split peas
1 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon of wholemeal flour
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1 clove of garlic, crushed
1 tablespoon of onion, grated.
Soak the split peas overnight for about 12 hours. Put them in a pan with enough water to cover them and cook them for an hour or until soft. Then, in a separate pan on a medium heat mix the flour into the olive oil and cook for a littlebit. Then add about 1 dl COLD water slowly, stirring continously in the meanwhile. You can add the paprika at this point too. Stir until you get rid of all the knots and you get a smooth liquid. Pour it over the peas and cook for about 5-10 minutes.