Oberiba – Kohlrabi Soup

Oberiba – Śląska zupa z kalarepy

Oberiba – Kohlrabi Soup is a soup traditionally cooked in Silesia area in Poland. Silesian cuisine is still new to me, but what I’ve tried so far was so good. You may like to check Silesian Dumplings or Silesian Beef Roulade – all so delicious and worth trying. Oberiba is a light vegetable soup, suitable for vegetarian, you just need to skip meat stock and use vegetable one.

Oberiba - Kohlrabi Soup served


  • 3 kohlrabi (with leaves if possible)
  • 6 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • parsley root (or parsnip if this is what is available in your country)
  • one onion
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cups of vegetable or chicken stock
  • half cup cream (30%)
  • salt & pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 seeds allspice
  • optionally you can use 1 tablespoon of homemade vegeta, in this case add less salt

Peel potatoes, carrots, kohlrabi, parsley and onion. Dice potatoes and kohlrabi. Slice carrots and parsley. Chop onion.

Dissolve butter in a large saucepan. Saute onion, add the rest of the vegetables. Saute 1 minute more and pour the stock in. Add bay leaves and allspice. Bring to boil and simmer for 15-20 minutes, till all the vegetables are cooked.

Season with salt and pepper, or with vegeta.

Chop kohlrabi leaves and add them to the soup at the end of cooking. Temper cream in a bowl of soup and pour all in. Bring to boil and turn off the heat.

When I serve Oberiba – Kohlrabi Soup I add dill.

Enjoy! Smacznego!

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2 thoughts on “Oberiba – Kohlrabi Soup”

  1. Hello,
    Great job Taste from time when I was young. Really good idea to write recipes in English. I’m oryginaly from Silesia, love cooking. Polish kitchen has a lot of secrets . Take a look, if you want want, for east part of Poland, also delicious and cheap in prepare.
    Good luck!

    1. Thanks for commenting:) I love these budget dishes from Polish eastern boarders, this is actually where I was born, Mazury, my Grandma was a good teacher:)

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