Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Indian Onion Soup

Today's recipe will definitely be the excitement for soup lovers. Oh-well, I am among the soup lovers as well, that's why I have already shared a string of soup recipes. The Chinese soups (Winter Melon Wolfberries Soup, Chicken Wanton Soup & Chicken Black Vinegar Soup), the Malay soup (Sour Fish Soup), the famous Thai soup (Seafood Tom Yam Soup) and Indian soups too (Spinach Tomato Soup & Mutton Soup). And here we go with another Indian soup. One which I tweeted after reading a couple of French Onion soup recipes. Really, I can't exactly tell you if such a soup or recipe for such a soup exist, assumingly mine should be the leader. Hopefully. Indian Onion Soup is obviously a vegetarian soup which adds another feather to my existing list of vegetarian dishes (Vegetable Raita, Garlic Coriander Rice, Vegetarian Mutton Stir Fried, Cheesy Bread RollsVegetable Noodle Soup, & Yoghurt Rasam). The cooking technic is pretty much the same as per French Onion soup, the different is of course the Indian spices. Indian Onion Soup I bet will tickle your taste-buds, and don't forget to pair it with some toast for wholesome deliciousness (Malaysian Egg Benedict).

2 large yellow onion - sliced thinly
1 star anise
2 cloves
1 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
2 medium size bay leaves
1/2 litre vegetable stock
1 tbsp butter
Salt and pepper for taste
Coriander leaves -shredded

Heat butter and when heated, sweat onion to soften its texture.
Add spices and continue to fry for another 1-2 mins.
Pour in stock and simmer.
Let the liquid reduce to about 1/3.
Remove from heat, garnish with coriander leaves and serve with grilled baguette slices.
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  1. have heard of french onion soup. Indian onion soup is a first for me!

  2. hi nava. this is very interesting cos it's spicy. would love to try this and eat with french loaf for my breakfast. have a nice day

  3. Delicious soup. I love to have it now as my both nose is stuffed.

  4. Yeah, right. This Indian soup is perfect during rainy season. Thanks for sharing this Navaneetham! Hopefully, I could get some turmeric or turmeric powder so I could make this. :)

  5. Yummy. Think this will be good for my curen flu bug...

  6. An Indian version of onion soup looks just as delicious if not more :)

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  7. YUM! This looks fabulous. I could use this on a 40 degree day like today :(

  8. Nava, I have never tried or made onion soup but this is probably the easiest soup I can try now. It sound delicious to dip the bread and eat hot soup on such rainy weather.

  9. onion soup will try it one day :)

  10. Hate to be a nay-sayer, but we tried it last night and it was not a big success. It was destined for the trash can but spent the night in the pot, on the stove. I took a little taste this morning and, surprise, surprise, it was much better, maybe even good. It seemed as tho it had "mellowed," and the tumeric taste was much less intense. When I try it again, I will "age" the soup before eating, and also try something other than the vegetable stock ... maybe diluted chicken stock. I will also look for some additional Indian seasons to add to this. But, its a good idea, and may be to our liking when we muck around with it a little.

  11. Hi J Fordice,

    I am shocked to read your comments. My friends made the soup and they were very pleased with the taste. Wonder what went wrong when you made the same. Well, you can try with chicken stock, nothing is wrong with that. Could it be the type of turmeric powder you used?

    I have been adding turmeric for many of the different types of soup I made and we loved the flavor. Thanks for your feedback anyway.

  12. This looks amazingly delicious :-)

  13. So much loving this...would like to try really


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