Friday, July 15, 2016

SOUPS

TOMATO SOUP

:- Tomatoes (4-5) medium size (blend into a Paste)
:- Cumin seeds(Jeera) 3/4 tsp
:- Curry leaves(7-8)
:- Red chilli Powder(1 tsp)
:- Turmeric (1/4 tsp)
:- Salt as desired (For taste)
:- Hing 1/2 tsp.
:- Oil to fry.
Method:
Make a paste of tomatoes in a mixer.
Heat oil in a shallow utensil, when Oil is heated .Then add cumin seeds.
When they begin to pop, add curry-leaves,add turmeric powder, red chilli powder and Tomato paste. Cook on medium for 2-4 minutes.
Add desired amount of water and salt. Let it come to a boil, turn off the gas, garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
Serve hot delicious tomato soup before food to increase appetite.
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VEGETABLE SOUP

:- Chopped & boiled vegetables --- small piece of cabbage, 1 potato, 3-4 tomatoes,
few beans, few cauliflower flowerets
:- 1 tbsp starch powder
:- 1/2 tsp pepper powder
:- Salt to taste
:- 3-4 tbsp butter
:- 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
:- Coriander leaves for garnishing
Method:
Take a tablespoon starch powder and mix in small amount of water, to make a thick paste.
Boil the vegetables in little water and cool. Remove the vegetables from water and keep the water aside for further use. Blend the vegetables until smooth.
Heat the remaining butter in the same pan . To this, add the ground vegetable mixture and fry for few more minutes .
Add the starch mixture, pepper powder and salt to the water, which is used to boil the vegetables. Make sure there are no lumps in the mixture.
Add this water to the above vegetable mixture and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and coriander leaves.
A delicious and highly nutritious Vegetable soup is ready for serve.
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SPINACH SOUP

We need :
:- Spinach(palak)-250gm,Onion-1,Ginger-1,Some Coriander Leaves,Potatoes-2,Cabbage-1 cup,Gourd(lauki)pieces-1 cup,Salt-1 tsp,Black pepper powder-1/2 tsp
Method :
Cut the spinach into small pieces after washing. Cut the onions,ginger and coriander leaves into small pieces.Cut the potato,cabbage and gourd into small pieces. Add 6 cups of water to the pressure cooker and boil the potatoes,cabbage and gourd. When cool blend in the mixie and seive.
Heat butter in a pan and add the onion pieces and fry for 1 minute. Add the stock prepared earlier. Add salt,black pepper powder,and cook. Remove from heat and sieve.
Now on medium heat place the sieved soup and add spinach and ginger and cook for 10 minutes.Remove from heat.
Add the coriander leaves and Serve hot.
A healthy soup is ready ;-) enjoy it hot before dinner.
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Pumpkin Soup with Coconut and Ginger

Ingredients :
:- 600 mg Chopped pumpkin flesh 1 ts Chopped chillies
:- 1 lg Onion chopped 1 tb Lemon juice
:- 2 tb Vegetable oil 2 tb Chopped coriander
:- 2 tb Chopped ginger 1 tb Tomato paste
:- 400 ml Coconut cream Pinch of sugar
:- 300 ml Water Freshly ground pepper
Instructions :
Saute pumpkin and onion lightly in vegetable oil. Add water, ginger,
Bring to boil and cook gently for 15 mins. Puree soup in blender.
Return to heat, add coconut cream, lemon juice, paste and sugar.
Bring to boil, cook another five mins. Season with pepper and, if you like, a bit more salt.
Garnish with coriander. Serve hot before dinner , it will increase appetite and also it's nutritious