Nasuvo with walnuts

One of the most typical Banatinan dishes is nasuvo (in Serbian meaning something dry). During fasting people prepared four types of the dish nasuvo as it can be made with poppy seeds, walnuts, potatoes and with sour cabbage. After World War II, fasting almost disappeared in Banat and the traditional types of nasuvo were changed as people started putting animal fat in it. The dough is made the same way but with the addition of 3 eggs. The following recipes are for the fasting types, without fat.


  • 250 grams of flour
  • water
  • 150 grams of minced walnuts
  • 1 tsp of sugar

How to cook

Combine the flour and a small amount water in a bowl and mix with your hands until you have a firm, but not sticky dough. Add more water as needed. Then, place the dough on a floured surface, roll it out to a thickness of 3 mm, and cut it into 5 cm by 5 cm pieces. Next, bring a pot of salted water to boil on the stove. Add the pasta and boil until cooked. After the boiled pasta is fully cooked, rinse it with water.

Mix 150 g of minced walnuts and 1 tsp of sugar with the cooked pasta.

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