A not too long time ago we visited our family, and I used this opportunity to buy some tools that are a little bit rare over here. One of these is a Spaetzle maker, and of course, after we arrived home I wanted to try immediately. Hungarian Spätzle called 'Nokedli' or 'Galuska' is a very simple side dish, which is light as a cloud. We normally eat it with stew or saucy dishes. This portion is enough for about 4 people.


  • 400 g flour
  • 250 ml water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. First of all put a big pot of salty water on the stove, because you will need slowly boiling water to cook the noodles.
  2. In the meantime mix the flour, water, eggs, oil and salt in a bowl.
  3. When the water starts to boil, set up the Spaetzle maker tool and place some dough into the little square-shaped holder.
  4. Start to move this part and as a result, the small dough pieces will fall into the water.
  5. After the noodles appear on top of the water cook them for another 2-3 minutes.
  6. Finally filter then rinse them in cold water, place them into a serving bowl, and stir 2 tbsp oil in it, to avoid the pieces sticking together.

The traditional Hungarian way is to serve nokedli with stew.

Preparing Nokedli - Hungarian Spätzle Dumplings - Photo by © Reka Csulak

Preparing Nokedli - Hungarian Spätzle - Photo by © Reka Csulak

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