Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tomato Vegetable Soup


There's something about this whole believe that is slowly taking over around the whole world (Masoor Dhal Sambar/Dhal Curry, Winged Beans Salad & Rosemary Tomato Rice).  Honestly, I really can't figure out what is going on, but vegetarianism is akin a cult following thing, especially among Indians (Eggless Mandarin Orange Cake & Eggless Vanilla Cookies). Okay, maybe born vegetarians are the untouchable, perhaps too those who abstain from meat during religious occasions or once a week because of their religious faith must be respected. But I can't get it right with the rest who either slowly, or gradually or rapidly becoming vegetarians (Spicy Chickpea Long Beans, Vegetable Green Curry, Aloo Gobi & Ghee Rice), in the name of attaining faith in god diviners. Hi hello! Listen, I have nothing against vegetarianism, but please stop convincing me that being a vegetarian means you are holier than art thou. Oh please. A clean heart indeed is a god's heart. Good thoughts, good behaviour, no jealousy, don't cheat, lie or steal are the repertoires of a clean heart, which in return speak highest of religious all mighty instead of just being a vegetarian. Go ahead by all means, be a vegetarian, but stop preaching that because you are vegetarian (Masala Tofu, Mango Pickle, Mint Rice & Tapioca Stir Fried), you are guaranteed a place in heaven. Oh yes please. 


I on the other hand believe in moderation. I am with those who abstain from meat whenever they feel they want to because of believing in god and for good health. I am also definitely not the holiest grain, so, I rotate our home meals between vegetarian (Sodhi, Yam Basket & Moor Kolumbu), and none vegetarian dishes for reasons I have already loudly said. This Tomato Vegetable Soup came into the picture during one of those days we meat abstained. Multi colored, vibrant, attractive and nutritious, it's spices and all things nice, light runny soup (Asian Green Pea Soup, Coriander Tomato Potato Soup & Vegetable Soup) brimming alongside tomatoes, carrot, potato, French beans and cauliflower (Cauliflower Curry). 

Ingredients
2 tomatoes - sliced thinly
1/2 carrot - cubed into medium size pieces
1 potato - cubed into medium size pieces
10 French beans - remove strings and slice into 1/2 inch length
1/4 cauliflower - cut into florets
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
4 shallots - sliced
1 inch ginger - sliced
1 tbsp butter
2-3 sprigs coriander leaves - sliced
1-2 sprigs springs onion - sliced
3-4 cups vegetable stock (more or less depending on how soupy your prefer)
Pepper and salt to taste
Method
Heat butter, sauté shallots and ginger with cumin seeds and bay leaves.
Add tomatoes, stir for a couple of minutes.
Pour stock and add potato and carrot. 
Simmer over low heat till both are half cooked.
Add caulis and French beans.
Continue to simmer till veggies are soften (to a texture you prefer)
Season with pepper and salt.
Off the heat and garnish with spring onion and coriander leaves before serving. 
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30 comments:

  1. Looks very appetizing with nice blend of colorful veggies...

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  2. vow.. that is a simple recipe.. will def try as I love soups :) thanks for the recipe!

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  3. My kind of soup......... Looks healthy and tasty!!!

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  4. Soup..........Colorful, Healthy, Simple & Easy to cook. Just Love it.

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  6. Guess what?? This is one of my fave soups!! It's so rich in nutrients & pleasing to the eyes too!

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  7. Soup looks filling and healthy!! Perfect for the rainy weather..

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  8. Healthy and tasty soup. So colourful soup too.

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  9. Wow, nothing like a bowl of goodness on a rainy day! Looks tempting and nutritious!

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  10. yummy recipe...n its v simple..
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  11. yes this is a good soup. can cook for my boy coz its hard to get him to take vegetables

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  12. wow looks yummy and healthy. will try this out.
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  13. Soup looks healthy and delicious!

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  14. I would love to have that bowl now... really refreshing...

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  15. Yummy & colourful soup to have in a cozy weather...dish also matches perfectly with the soup. Love it!!

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  16. I loved this colorful yummy soup...i feel like having it right now..

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  17. It certainly looks good.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  18. YUM! This soup could cure any colds I have right now and In the future :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  19. This looks fresh and delicious!! thanks for the recipe Nava

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  20. Very healthy soup full of veggies.. Love to have this on a cold day with loads of pepper! :)

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  21. a beautiful,colorful and comforting soup....can't think of anything better for a nourishing snack,thanks :-)

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  22. This must be very healthy and comforting soup... Love to the core....

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  23. I am with you on the quality of stock used in a soup. That is where majority of the flavour comes from and this one is not only flavour packed but looks incredibly inviting.I could eat this every day.

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  24. This looks too comforting for the weather you are witnessing and is healthier as well.

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  25. oh, I love soups! This is a bowl of healthy soup!! =)

    I like!

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