Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mixed Vegetable Soup

And so like they say, if you really can't conclude what to cook for the day (Moroccan Pea Soup, Kashmiri Vegetable SoupKenchin Jiru/Japanese Vegetable Soup, Moo Gook/Korean Radish Soup & Caldo Verde/Portuguese Potato Soup) and you also want to clear your fridge, plus the weather is chilling your bones, what else can be a new story in our kitchen? Wouldn't you agree it should potentially be a soup story? A soup as well (Thai Tomato SoupVegetarian Mulligatawny Soup & Chinese Tofu Soup), for also, like I have already said, for saving all the vegetables in the fridge before they permanently bid bye-bye? Such a waste right? Throwing away ingredients? As if you are throwing away money as well? Of course (Old Cucumber Soup, Burdock Root Soup, Winter Melon Soup & Turmeric Tomato Soup). Moreover, there's no leaps and bounds for a soup. By far, anything goes? Literally whatever, like for this Mixed Vegetable Soup. Of course, we must have aroma and scent for an Indian soup and we can't run far away from spices. All about worthiness. The worthiness of slurping or drenching Mixed Vegetable Soup over rice prior to finger and hand tucking in. I mean, nothing like our fingers leading the way when its an Indian soup in rice instead of soup being a starter (Pumpkin Soup, Creamy Mushroom Soup & Onion Soup). Oh, before I forget, vegetable stock and butter does mountain heaps of luxurious goodness in Mixed Vegetable Soup.

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
Heat butter, sauté shallots and ginger alongside 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. 


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

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

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

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

  5. Don't ask about traffic jams, they are the worst in delhi
    This recipe is perfect for me :)
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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!

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

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

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

  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

  12. wow looks yummy and healthy. will try this out.

  13. Soup looks healthy and delicious!

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

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

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

  17. It certainly looks good.


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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

    I like!


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