Executive chef Sheriyar Rustom Dotivala from The Resort, Mumbai, tells you how to set the mood for winter.
Turmeric Tomato Detox Soup
- 5 cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in halves
- 1 can diced tomatoes with their sauce
- ½ cup vegetable stock
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Mixed seeds and nuts, to garnish
- Heat the coconut oil in a sauce pan and fry the onion and garlic for one minute.
- Add turmeric and cherry tomatoes, and cook until the tomatoes soften and leave their juices.
- Add the tomato can, vegetable stock, apple cider vinegar and basil.
Bring to boil, cover with a lid and let simmer for five minutes.
- Transfer into the blender and pulse to obtain a creamy liquid.
- Season with salt and pepper and serve garnished with mixed seeds and nuts.
Tomato and Vegetable White Bean Soup
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 large white or yellow onion (diced)
- 3 cloves garlic (minced)
- 1 cup carrots (sliced)
- 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (plus more to taste)
- 1 tsp dried basil, oregano and garlic powder
- 1-pound red potatoes (quartered)
- 2 medium yellow squash or zucchini (sliced)
- 2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes
- 30 gm tomato sauce
- 5 cups veggie stock
- 30 gm white beans (rinsed and drained)
- 3 cups kale (or other sturdy green // chopped)
- Heat a large pot over medium heat and prep veggies.
- Add oil, then onion, garlic, carrot and stir. Season with salt, pepper, and spices and stir again to coat.
- Add squash, potatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, tomato sauce and veggie stock.
- Bring soup to a simmer and then reduce heat to low and cover.
- Continue cooking for 15 minutes, then add beans, another pinch of salt and pepper, and stir.
If the soup starts boiling, be sure to lower heat to just a light simmer.
- Cook for at least another 10 minutes to let the flavours meld, and then add kale, stir, and cover. Cook for 5 minutes more.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Serve with a hearty bread.
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