Bulgarian bean soup

Bulgarian bean soup (Bob chorba)

Monastery-style chorba is a Bulgarian bean soup (bob chorba). This first course is perfect for fasting. The soup is quite light but very filling due to the beans. It is also healthy because it is made without frying.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 12 hours
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 13 hours 30 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Bulgarian
Servings 2 people
Calories 86 kcal


  • 1 pot
  • 1 knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • 1 mix bowl
  • 1 tablespoon


  • 200 g red beans
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pc onion
  • 1 pc carrot
  • 1 pc tomato
  • 1 pc bell pepper
  • 1 bunch mint
  • to taste salt


  • Prepare the specified ingredients. Wash and clean all the vegetables. We used already chopped frozen bell peppers. Choose garden mint, it has a milder taste compared to peppermint.
    The necessary ingredients for cooking bulgarian bean soup
  • Soak the beans in water in a 1:3 ratio and leave overnight. During this time, they will noticeably increase in size.
    200 g red beans
    Soaking beans
  • Drain the water, rinse the beans and cover with fresh water. Put on the stove and bring to a boil. Drain the first water, add new water and cook until done. When the beans are almost ready, add vegetable oil.
    1 tbsp vegetable oil
    Cooking beans
  • Finely chop the onion, dice the bell pepper and carrot. Add the onion with carrot and pepper to the soup, cook for 10 minutes.
    1 pc onion, 1 pc carrot
    Adding onions, carrots and bell peppers
  • Cut the tomato into random pieces and add to the pot. Add finely chopped mint and cook for another 10 minutes. You can also add hot pepper. Taste and season with salt to taste.
    1 pc tomato, 1 bunch mint, to taste salt
    Adding tomato and mint
  • The monastery chorba is ready. Serve in bowls, if desired, sprinkle with chopped parsley or garnish with mint. Enjoy your meal!
    Bulgarian bean soup


Calories: 86kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gTrans Fat: 0.01gSodium: 257mgPotassium: 267mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 125IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dinner, healthy




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