Vegetable soup – There is no way we can survive winters without these yummy healthy nutritious soups. There are so many varieties of soups you can make. There is vegetable soup, pumpkin soup, roasted tomato soup, corn soup, hot and sour soup and so on. Best point kids know these are made with vegetables still enjoy them 😉
These soups were a must in winters in our house. My mother used to rotate all the vegetables in the soup and soup used to taste different daily and we as kids used to love them.
I have added the vegetables that I had at home. You can always add or remove any vegetable as per your taste and preference.
Two things I would suggest to always add to your vegetable soups. One is ginger adds a wonderful taste to the soup. And second is beetroot. The color after adding beetroot gives the soup a new look and the red color is soooooo tempting. Isn’t it 🙂
You can add cream, croutons, coriander leaves to the soup to enhance its taste. I have served it the way my family likes it. Plain and simple.
How to make vegetable soup
preparation time: 10 minutes
cooking time: 5 minutes
3 medium sized tomato
2” piece lauki/bottle gourd
a small piece of ginger
4-5 cloves garlic
Salt to taste
pepper to taste
1 tsp sugar (optional)
Variation: you can add cabbage to the soup. My mother adds 1 amla also. You can omit onion and garlic if you do not eat them.
To make vegetable soup
Wash, chop all the vegetables. Pressure cook these with 2 cups of water and half the salt. About 2 whistles. Let it cool a bit. Puree it in your blender and pass through a sieve. Add water according to how dilute you want it.
Add the rest of the salt, pepper, and sugar.
Serve hot with croutons. you can pair it up with Shakarkandi ki chaat also for a light meal.