1 sweet red pepper (optional)
1.5-2 kg cabbage sliced into thin strips
2 medium beets
4 medium potatoes
1 stalk of celery (optional)
1 onion
1 carrot
200 g Tomato paste
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 garlic


  1. Cut onion, celery, and pepper and put in a pot with boiling water for 15 minutes, then salt.
  2. Grate carrots and beets on a grater, and put them on a pan, stirring occasionally.
  3. Cut the potato into cubes and add to the soup and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Add the cabbage, and cook for another 10 minutes.
  5. Mix the tomato paste with a glass of water and a teaspoon of sugar and pour it into the pan with the vegetables.
  6. Pour all of this into the soup, add spices and all of the garlic, and cook for another 10 minutes.