Sunday, July 24, 2011

Corn Soup (Indian Style) - Vegetarian

Indian style soups are generally made with spices, garnished with aromatic herbs. Soups are also loaded with nutrients and packed with fiber. And once a while, cleanse your system, go meatless, add varieties of vegetables and make a healthy vegetarian soup.

The type of vegetables I use for soups depends on what's freshly available at the nearby hypermarket. For this soup, I bought two corn and simmered both; for stock, added the kernels, spices and local herbs to enhance and flavor it.    

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 onions and coriander leaves (as needed) - shredded
1/2 liter of water
Salt and pepper for taste

Boil corn pieces with 3 cups of water.
Cook 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 onions and coriander leaves.
Stir and remove from heat.

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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

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

  12. Healthy soup, I will try it soon.


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