Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Indian Yogurt Soup


It really depends on how you would like to consume soups.  Usually for Western meals, soups are great as a starter.  Even during a full course Chinese meals in restaurants, soups are also sort of a start-up before the main dishes. But that may not be the case for an everyday Chinese family meal at home. Soups are part or one of the side dishes with rice. 

The Indians are totally different. It’s obvious; we pour soups over rice, mixed it up and eat with fried fish, stir fried veggies or whatever sides we've prepared. Therefore Indian soups; the ones I make are basically thin and watery. Of course, we don’t want to miss out on the spiciness and sourness. This soup is a delectable combination of Indian spices and the must have curry leaves. It’s nicely done; not too spicy, neither too sour nor astringent in taste. 

Adjust the amount of yogurt as per your taste. I love sour flavour, so I let go; generous with the amount of it. Similarly, you may also consider cutting down the number of chilies. Because it’s a watery soup, there will be two layers with yogurt and the heavy ingredients right at the bottom. So just stir it up before consuming. 

Ingredients
(A)
1 large onion – thinly sliced
2 green chilies – cut into 3 to 4 pieces
1 tsp halba/fenugreek seeds
1 tomato – chopped
3 tbsp yogurt – lightly beaten
1 tsp turmeric/kunyit powder
Salt for taste  
For tempering
1 tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp black mustard seeds
1-2 dried red chilies – snipped/cut into pieces
3-4 sprigs curry leaves
1 tbsp oil

Method
Add onion, chilies, fenugreek seeds, tomato, turmeric and salt in a pot.
Pour about ½ liter of water (more if you prefer).
Stir and simmer over low heat.
When soup is heated through,
Add yogurt, stir again and simmer for another 2-3 mins.
Remove from heat and keep aside.
Fry ingredients for tempering and tip over soup.
Stir to combine in. 
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33 comments:

  1. Looks too good dear ...Nice Presentation :)

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  2. Interesting soup dear.. I have never tried this.. Will try soon..

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  3. Delicious n innovative recipe dear.....

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  4. feeling little down so this soup is perfect remedy for right now. going to the kitchen now.

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  5. Inviting and interesting soup...... Bookmarked !!

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  6. Love ur clicks......and this is an interesting twist to add yogurt in soup......so lovely recipe....Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. This is something new to me, looks delicious! Would love to try this sometime!

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  8. Interesting soup. At first I thought it was a kind of rasam but rasam doesn't have yogurt in it I think. Love the bowls!

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  9. Looks yum..I will definitely try..x

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  10. Delicious and healthy soup, love the beautiful color and presentation....

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  11. I know we pour soup on rice and have it all together..:) This looks different from the ones I make but yummy.

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  12. what an innovative idea dear... will give it a try... :)

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  13. Yogurt is my favorite dairy product!! I am sure this soup tastes amazing..

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  14. this sounds really interesting... such a comforting bowl...

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  15. Interesting recipe, looks really yummy and delicious..

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  16. This looks so refreshing! Yogurt soup is new to me...I know I'll love the taste!

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  17. Yeah looks different from what I make too... but sure looks very great :-)

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  18. oh my god.. i never knew of this recipe until i saw on ur blog.. Kudos!!
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  19. something new to me, but looks comforting and healthy....got to try this sometime

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  20. very healthy n gud for digestion!!!

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  21. Interesting recipe. Never heard abt it before

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  22. this sounds interesting....pretty photos make me hungry!

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  23. Hi Nava, your yogurt soup is very healthy. Talking about yogurt, I like Indian yogurt drinks too. Love it especially when mixed with some spices and chili and I prefer it with extra fresh onions and lots of ice cubes! Refreshing and yummy! Love your presentation and shots too. Thumbs up and cheers :)

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  24. Wow nava... this soup recipe is very innovative and healthy... love the vibrant color of the soup... i have bookmarked it, surely gonna try out :) :)

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  25. Very interesting and unusual soup recipe, looks great.

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  26. Easy to make soup will try it soon :)

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  27. Wow! This is new to me but sounds so invigorating. You can't go wrong with spices and chillies in Indian/Asian food. Love how simple the recipe is.

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  28. love the way you presented Nava; quite interesting recipe

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  29. wow so tempting !! Treat for the taste buds :)
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