Sunday 1 February 2015

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Chennai weather is still cold with an outbreak of flu, and soups have found a legitimate place in our daily menu. Here’s an easy to make mixed vegetable soup for you to keep warm.

Ingredients: (serves two)
Carrot – small, 1 no, cut into small pieces
French beans – 4no, cut into small pieces
Cabbage – shredded, ½ teacup or 200ml measure
Onion – half, chopped finely
Butter – 1 tablespoon
Salt – to taste
Pepper powder – to taste
Red chili sauce – ¼ teaspoon (optional)

For the stock:
Ash gourd – cubed, 1 teacup or 200ml measure
Onion – half, cubed
Garlic – 1 pod, peeled

Mixed Vegetable Soup
Method: Add 2 teacups or 400ml of water to ash gourd, onion cubes and garlic pods, and pressure cook for 5 minutes. Once pressure subsides, blend it in a liquidizer and pass through the sieve.

Heat butter in a kadai, add chopped onion and sauté till it starts to brown. Now add the cut vegetables and required salt. Cover and cook on low flame for a minute. Now add the stock, chili sauce, pepper powder and salt. Mix well and bring it to boil. Then simmer for 5 minutes. Switch off the stove and serve hot with bread slices or soup sticks.

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