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Hungarian Zucchini Squash with Dill (Tokfozelek)


The Gourmandize Team

Here's a delicious Hungarian recipe for creamed zucchini with a hint of dill. It's light and refreshing, which makes it a wonderful side dish to meat.

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (224 Votes)


  • 6 zucchini squash
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 1 very small onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tbsp Flour
  • 1 3/4 tbsp sugar


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Wash and peel the zucchini. Use a large holed grater to shred the zucchini (or slice very very thinly).

Step 2

Put zucchini shreds in a small bowl, add salt, vinegar and dill. Stir, then cover and chill overnight.

Step 3

To cook:
Place zucchini in a pot, then barely cover the squash with water. Add the onion slices, stir it, and cook. When the zucchini changes to a creamier color, it is done. Pour out the cooking liquid into a large container. Don't throw it away yet, you might need it.

Step 4

In a small bowl, mix the sour cream and flour.

Step 5

Add the sour cream to the drained zucchini while stirring to avoid clumps. If too thick, thin it out by adding 1 tbsp of sour cream, then one tbsp of the cooking liquid that you set aside. Repeat until the desired consistancy is acheived.

Step 6

Next, add the sugar and remove the larger chunks of dill and serve.

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  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season


  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

Review this recipe

Ooh, Hungarian zucchini squash with dill?! I actually know a few Hungarians I can try to make this for! I think I'll serve it as a side and try to make a hearty beef dish to serve with it.

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I've had as a side dish usually with pörkölt (thick meat stew)

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I've never heard of this recipe for Hungarian Zucchini Squash with Dill. Is it a typical Hungarian dish? Do you serve it as a side or a main dish? It sounds lovely! :)

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