Soup

Heerekai (Ridge Gourd) soup

Ridge Gourd soup

A great recipe from Tarladalal’s recipe book! Never had I thought of this combination which is simply delicious and filling. Made some variations from the original recipe, I havent added heavy cream, wanted to keep it simple and healthy.

Ingredients:

Peeled and chopped ridge gourd– 2 cups

Dill leaves- 3/4 cup

milk- 1/4 cup

Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Add ridge gourd, dill leaves and 3/4 cup of water in a pan, cover and cook for 8-10 minutes. Once cooled, blend everything together in a blender to form a smooth purée. Add milk and bring to boil and serve hot with salt and pepper!

heerekai soup

Heerekai soup

Ridge gourd soup

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Soup

Vegetable Soup

I usually make two soups a week, so we do not miss on getting essential vitamins and minerals, vegetable soup was on my menu this week. My mom used to always make this when we were young and hence incorporated this recipe from her. This is the most simple, nutritious yet tasty recipe I have ever had.

Ingredients:

Medium size onion-1

Peeled potato-1

Tomato-1

Peeled carrot-1

Beans-6 to 8

Cauliflower- 5 to 6 small florets

Cabbage- 1/2 cup shredded

Butter-2 tbsp

Cloves-4

Cinnamon stick-1/2 inch

Salt-to taste

Bread crumbs– optional

Servings- 4 to 5

Preparation:

Cut all the vegetables coarsely.

In a cooker over medium heat, melt the butter, add cloves and cinnamon sticks, fry for a sec and add onions.

Fry onions until translucent and add tomatoes, salt and half cup of water. After 3 to 4 minutes add rest of the vegetables, two cups of water and pressure cook until vegetables are tender(usually two whistles). Cool down the cooked vegetables and blend the mixture in a bender until smooth. Add water if necessary. Bring the puree to boil in a pot and the soup is ready to serve. Add bread crumbs, pepper and salt to enhance the taste.

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