Tuesday, 24th April 2018
24 April 2018
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Healthy Indian Soup Varieties

Healthy Indian Soup Varieties

Pea and lentil soup

Ingredients

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  • 1 bunch spring onions, trimmed and roughly chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 850ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 900g young pea in the pod (to give about 250g/9oz shelled peas)
  • 4 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • large pinch caster sugar
  • large pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 150ml buttermilk or soured cream
  • Salt as needed

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Method

  1. Place the stock, onion, and potato in a large pan and bring to the boil. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Add the peas to the pan along with the mint. Bring back to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for a further 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Leave the soup to cool slightly then stir with a stick blender until smooth. Season with salt, caster sugar, lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper and reheat. Stir in the buttermilk or sour cream.
  4. Serve hot

Broccoli soup

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Ingredients

  • Broccoli – 3 cups (chopped)
  • Potato – 1 (chopped)
  • Onion – (roughly chopped)
  • Capsicum (Bell Pepper) – ½ (chopped)
  • Garlic – 3-4 cloves
  • Cilantro – 1 sprig
  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  • All Purpose Flour – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Pepper Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – ½ tsp
  • Fresh Cream – 2-3 tbsp
  • Water/Chicken stock/Vegetable stock – 3 cups

Method

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a pot and add the onions, garlic, capsicum, potato, cilantro, and broccoli.
  2. Saute for a couple of minutes and add the flour. Fry for another minute.
  3. Add 1 cup of water or stock and cook for about 10 minutes.
  4. Switch off and cool it a bit. Blend it in a blender or mixie.
  5. Return the pureed soup back to the soup pot. Add the remaining stock or water and heat it.
  6. Add salt, pepper powder, cumin powder.  Adjust consistency and seasonings according to your taste.
  7. Finally, add the cream and switch off. Broccoli soup is ready to be served

Oats Soup

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Ingredients

Method

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  1. Heat a large cooking pan over medium-low heat. Pour in the olive oil, and let it heat up. Add the oats; cook and stir until toasted.
  2. In a blender or large food processor, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic, 1 cup of water, and cilantro. Blend until smooth. Pour into the pan with the toasted oats. Stir in the remaining 2 cups of water, and bring to a boil. Mix in the salt and chicken bouillon. Cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. Enjoy hot or warm.
  3. If you want it to be purely vegetarian you can skip the chicken bouillon instead add meal maker

Try our other recipes

Glazed Yeast Doughnut/Jelly Doughnut recipes
Indian curry varieties 3
Halwa recipes

 

 

 

 

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