Sunday, July 24, 2011

Corn Soup (Indian Style) - Vegetarian


I've been singing "rain, rain go away, overgrown Nava want to play". But you know how stubborn things and people are? Even rain. When you least expect, when you have washed a big bundle of clothes and when you have spring-washed your car, the rain must come pouring down. Otherwise, how can our life be colorful? We sure need the colors because it can't always be Michael Jackson's black and white. Boring yo! So with the rain, I'm bringing you a non-boring soup (Minced Chicken Cabbage Soup). Said before, I can't though remember how many times I have repeated like a parrot that rainy day is a soupy day. Must be my age if at all I have repeated over and over again. Sorry followers of "cook with nava-k". Age does make a difference these days for me, okay, here comes cruising this vegetarian Indian style soup (Pumpkin Soup & Vegetable Soup). Don't know for sure if Indians use corn for soups, I did it my way anyway. Corn, white tofu, spices, butter, spring onion and coriander leaves. Feel free to slurp in everyone. Bye for now.

Ingredients
2 (abt 400g) whole corn - break into 3 or 4 portions/pieces
1 (abt 80g) tomato - chopped
1 piece white hard tofu - cut into cubes
2 green chillies - remove seeds and chopped
5 shallots - sliced thinly
Spices - 2 sticks of cinnamon, 2 star anise and  4 cloves
15g or 1 tbsp butter
Spring onion and coriander leaves (as needed) - shredded
1/2 liter of water
Salt and pepper for taste

Method:
Simmer corn with 3 cups of water.
Cook corn until soft, remove and let it cool down.
Reserve the corn stock and carefully slice/cut corn kernel off the cob.
Heat butter and when heated, saute shallots.
Add spices, green chillies and tomato.
Stir for about 2-3 minutes.
Pour in corn stock and add tofu.
Season with salt and pepper.
When soup is heated through, add corn kernels, spring onion and coriander leaves.
Stir and remove from heat.
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12 comments:

  1. Ooo this looks delicious! Love the flavors! :)

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  2. wa ...spicy...maybe i replace the cili with pepper

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  3. This soup looks and sounds delicious! I think the idea of breaking up the corn is really clever :) Buzzed

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  4. Thanks for the lovely comments everyone.
    Kucing - its not that spicy but yeh, replacing with pepper will be a great idea.

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  5. That sounds delicious! We always love soup. Today for dinner we are having soup. Just soup dinner :D
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  6. The soup looks delicious! Must try it out one day.

    Hi Nava! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. It has been so hot lately and of course it makes perfect sense that I have been craving soup. This looks delicious!

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  8. this looks tempting and I would love to try it but the problem is that I'm just tooooooo lazy to lift a pan, much more to cook. Nyahaha

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  9. This looks delicious - I love that you added tofu! A nice change of pace from heavy corn chowders...

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  10. I love this, but I will be tempted to put corn meat on it, they work really good with corn :)

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  11. Hi everyone,
    Do feel free to modify the ingredients as per your own taste.

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  12. Healthy soup, I will try it soon.

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