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Recipes: 3 vegetarian soups to spice up your winter

By Reshma Aslam
January 22, 2016 14:10 IST
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Rediff Reader Reshma Aslam shares some appetising vegetarian soup recipes for the season. Don't forget to share yours too!

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Soups are healthy and nourishing.

These vegetarian recipes are sure to please you all.

Tamatar ka Shorba

Tamatar ka Shorba

Photograph: SirNico/Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • 5 large tomatoes (puree)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Heat a pan and add a bit of butter. Add ginger garlic paste and fry well.
  • Add tomato puree and allow it to boil.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Let it simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Heat a small pan and add the remaining butter.
  • When hot, add cumin seeds.
  • When they pop, add curry leaves.
  • Turn off the gas and add this tadka to the tomato shorba.
  • Add chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot.

Winter Vegetable Soup

Winter Vegetable Soup

Photograph: Larry/Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cauliflower (floweret)
  • 1/2 cup carrots chopped
  • 1/4 cup cabbage
  • 1/4 cup green peas
  • 1 potato
  • 1/4 cup French bean
  • 1/4 cup broccoli
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • 2 small onions
  • 6 flakes garlic (chopped)
  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • Salt as per taste

Method

  • In a vessel and place all the vegetables except garlic. Bring it to a boil.
  • When the vegetables become tender, turn off the gas and allow it to cool.
  • Blend them well in mixer till it turns into a fine puree.
  • Take another pan, heat some butter and add chopped garlic. Heat it till it turns brown.
  • Add vegetable puree in it and let it simmer for some time.
  • Add a dash of pepper.
  • Serve hot.

Cream of Spinach

Cream of Spinach

Photograph: Danube66/Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch spinach
  • 2 small onions (chopped)
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 to 2 bay leaves
  • 6 garlic flakes (chopped)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 to 4 cups water
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Method

  • Wash and chop the spinach well.
  • Heat some oil in a pan.
  • Add chopped garlic.
  • When the garlic turns slightly golden in colour, add onions and fry well.
  • When the onions turn pink in colour, add bay leaves and salt.
  • Add chopped spinach, water and cook it for about 5 minutes.
  • Turn off the gas and keep the spinach aside to cool.
  • Remove the bay leaves.
  • Blend the spinach in a mixer to make it into a puree.
  • In a thick bottom pan, heat the spinach puree.
  • When it starts to bubble, add pepper powder and cook for a minute.
  • Add milk and simmer for around five minutes.
  • Serve hot.

Note: All images used for representation purposes only.

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