Soup

Though soups are an all time favourite of dieters and foodies alike, winter makes a soup all the more appealing. More so if the soup is hot, tasty and filling, forming a small meal by itself. Soups like minstrone, wanton, etc. come in this category.  Sometimes, esp. in summer, even chilled soups like gazpacho, cucumber soup, etc. are also a welcome change. So, from the lowcal tomato soup to the most filling, rich creamy soups, they are an enjoyment. 

And on a cold winter day, these hot rich steaming bowlfuls are as welcome as paradise itself. 

Supplement them with warmed buttered breads, or rolls, flavoured with your favourite butters and what for a good wholesome meal!!! So gorge ahead and enjoy more of these yummy soups, hot and wonderful.

Soups represent a part of the starting of a meal in some form or other, almost globally. The range of soups that can be made, even in the fully vegetarian category is practically endless. They may be hot or cold, thick or watery, light or heavy enough to fill your stomach fairly well, so you land up eating less of the meal.
They may be simple enough to make in a few minutes or complicated and time consuming.

Paneer Pepper Soup
Paneer, Soup

Paneer Pepper Soup

A simple but tasty soup with paneer and peppercorns. Ingredients: Onions – 1/4 cup, finely chopped Peppercorns – 2 tsp Pepper Powder – 2 tsp Curry Leaves – 2 tsp Garlic – 3 tsp, finely chopped Paneer – 100 gms, chopped + some grated Milk – 200 ml Maida – […]

Tofu Soup
Soup

Tofu Soup

Simple and delicious soup with tofu and mixed vegetables. Ingredients: Mixed Vegetables – 1 cup (carrot, beans, tomato and green peas), sliced or chopped Tofu – 10 cubes or squares Pepper Powder – 1/2 tsp Coriander Leaves – few Salt as per taste Oil as required Method: 1. Boil the […]

Vazhaithandu (Plaintain Stem) Soup
Banana, Soup

Vazhaithandu Soup

Vazhaithandu (Plaintain Stem) is a nutritious and edible part of the Banana tree. Widely used in South Indian, especially Tamilian food, this is a healthy and delicious soup to start any meal. Ingredients: Vazhaithandu (Banana Stem) – 1/2 cup, finely chopped Carrot – 1 tblsp, finely chopped Beans – 1 […]

Carrot, Coconut and Dal Soup
Carrot, Soup

Carrot, Coconut and Dal Soup

Delicious and tasty soup with Carrot, Masoor Dal and Coconut Milk. Ingredients: Carrots – 250 gms, peeled, grated Coconut Milk – 125 ml Masoor Dal – 1/2 cup Coconut Oil – 3 tsp Onion – 1, chopped Garlic – 1 clove, crushed Ginger – a small piece, finely grated Green […]

Thai Chicken Soup
Chicken, Soup, Thai

Thai Chicken Soup

Ingredients: Chicken Stock – 2 cups Chicken – 1 cup, cooked, shredded Coconut Milk – 200 ml, unsweetened Mushrooms – 100 gms, (preferably shiitake or button) Ginger – 1 tblsp, grated Lime Juice – 1 tblsp Fish Sauce – 1 tblsp Garlic Paste – 1/4 tsp Green Chilli Paste – […]

Zucchini Soup
Soup, Zucchini

Zucchini Soup

Ingredients: Zucchini – 500 gms, chopped Garlic – 1 clove, crushed Onion – 1, medium, sliced Thick Cream – 1/4 cup Olive Oil – 1/2 tblsp Vegetable Stock – 2 cups Method: 1. Heat olive oil in a pan over medium flame. 2. Saute the onions for 3 minutes or […]

Tomato Basil Soup
Soup, Tomato

Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients: Onions – 2, finely chopped Carrot – 1, peeled, finely chopped Garlic – 1, peeled, crushed Celery – little, finely chopped Olive Oil – 2 tblsp Ripe Tomatoes – 450 gms Vegetable Stock – 1 litre Sugar – 1 tsp Salt as per taste Pepper Powder as per taste […]