Modern Manna Recipe Chrein (Jewish-style Horesradish)

This recipe comes from the Maayan Ha’Bira restaurant in Haifa.

Vered Guttman
Vered Guttman
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Send in e-mailSend in e-mail
Vered Guttman
Vered Guttman

Use a meat grinder if possible. Otherwise grate the beets and the horseradish on a grater with small holes.

Reuven Meir from Maayan Ha’Bira restaurant cooks the beets with the peel on and peels them when the beets are soft, which is easier. But if you plan to use the cooking water for the cold borscht recipe, then peel the beets before cooking.


5-6 medium beets, peeled

5 cups water

1/2 lb. peeled horseradish

3 fl.oz. white vinegar 5% acidity

1/2 tablespoon sugar

1/2 tablespoon table salt


1. In a small pot cover the beets with the water, bring to boil over high heat, lower the heat, cover and cook for about 45 minutes, or until the beets are soft. Keep the cooking water if you wish to prepare the cold borscht!

2. Measure 1 lb. of the cooked beets. With a meat grinder grind the beets and the horseradish. Mix in the vinegar, sugar and salt. Put in a container and seal well.

Check out more recipes in Haaretz's Food & Wine section

Click the alert icon to follow topics:



Automatic approval of subscriber comments.
From $1 for the first month

Already signed up? LOG IN


Charles Lindbergh addressing an America First Committee rally on October 3, 1941.

Ken Burns’ Brilliant ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’ Has Only One Problem

The projected rise in sea level on a beach in Haifa over the next 30 years.

Facing Rapid Rise in Sea Levels, Israel Could Lose Large Parts of Its Coastline by 2050

Prime Minister Yair Lapid, this month.

Lapid to Haaretz: ‘I Have Learned to Respect the Left’

“Dubi,” whose full name is secret in keeping with instructions from the Mossad.

The Mossad’s Fateful 48 Hours Before the Yom Kippur War

Tal Dilian.

As Israel Reins in Its Cyberarms Industry, an Ex-intel Officer Is Building a New Empire

Queen Elizabeth II, King Charles III and a British synagogue.

How the Queen’s Death Changes British Jewry’s Most Distinctive Prayer