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Recipe: Dalmatian Sochivo by Little Chef + Little Market

Dalmatian Sochivo

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It all started once upon a time when Little Market and Little Chef met. They first laughed at their names and then started a conversation (still ongoing today) about traditional foodstuffs, foraging, endangered tastes and natural, real food. And the story started about abundance, and little but real culinary miracles.

We start with Dalmatian Sochivo. Just right for these too early autumn days. After two servings of the tastiest vegetable stew known to mankind (we could have some more, or we could just empty the pot, but had to limit ourselves) we can’t wait to try now old recipes signed by Little Chef.

Until then we just have to follow Little Chef’s blog :: malichef.com:: Facebook :: Instagram. We must say that all that will come already smells very nice.

THE TASTIEST RECIPE #1: Dalmatian Sochivo

For legumes and pulses lovers, for simple home-made food lovers or for those of you with vegetarian lifestyle Little Chef and Little Marked prepared Dalmatian Sochivo.

Madam Maša from Stankovci generously shared the recipe for this dish with us. She cooks it for her family for years, and her only advice is to get best pulses offered by local growers and, of course, the best olive oil, not to be added sparingly.

Dalmatian Sochivo is real countryside dish known throughout the Adriatic coast and coastal areas. Considering the variety of pulses we cook in this dish, its “down to earth” nature is clear.

Legumes are a tasty and healthy source of protein, naturally low in fat and cholesterol and rich in fiber, potassium, iron, and magnesium. It is important to stress that legumes are not only great for your wallet and waist but also belong to one of the most sustainable food because the plant fixates the nitrogen. That contributes to soil fertility and it is good for the environment. Rich in protein, pulses are an ideal substitute for meat.

You will be delighted to learn hot simple is to prepare this dish. You cook all at once and it is done when all pulses are soft enough. The result is an apparently simple dish, but extremely rich in texture and taste.


150 g chickpeas (OPG Rapić – Ljubitovica)
150 g grass peas (OPG Rapić – Ljubitovica)
150 g corn (SD projekt)
150 g barley (SD projekt)
100 g cranberry bean (OPG Silvija Jurčević)
1 onion (SD projekt)
3 garlic cloves (OPG Pismarović)
olive oil
bay leaf
salt and pepper



1. Soak pulses for a day.
2. Boil grass peas until cooked
3. Stew onions in olive oil, add chopped garlic and rinsed pulses on top of that.
4. Top up with water, add bay leaf and cook between 2 and 2 and half hours until all pulses are soft.
5. Add pepper and sol; while cooking add water as needed.
6. Serve in soup plate or bows, adding some olive oil to each serving.

Dalmatian Sochivo

Recipes, styling & photo: Little Chef

Ingredients: Little Market

Little Chef spins the cooking spoon and new recipes are there – next creation from our little kitchen is coming soon.

Enjoy your meal!

Little Chef and Little Market wish you happy taste buds.

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