Winter Soup RecipesRestaurants — By Vedvrat Shikarpur on December 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM
The winters are the best time to lose the extra pounds, as during winters our body’s metabolism is high. The best thing to do is to have soups. Not only does the hot liquid help keep away the winter chill it’s low on calories and healthy as well. So here are some recipes for making soups at home.
Credits: Trupti Shetty
2 large spoons of olive oil
1 cup tomatoes (peeled and diced)
Quarter cup of Rajma (Kidney Beans) or chole (Chickpeas), Soak it overnight
Quarter cup of basil leaves coarsely chopped
A small bunch of parsley leaves chopped finely
1 potato, one carrot, one broccoli (finely chopped)
1 cup finely sliced cabbage
1 tablespoon of freshly pounded black pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Half cup cooking cheese
9 cups of water
- Heat oil in a saucepan. Saute the cabbage and Rajma/Chole for a minute.
- Add tomato, basil, parsley and nine cups of water.
- Once it comes to a simmer, cover and cook for 1 hour on a slow flame.
- Add the carrot, potato and broccoli and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes.
- Add salt and pepper
- Take down from the stove and serve it with grated cheese.
- Make sure all the ingredients are cooked well before serving.
Egg Drop Soup
1 spring onion (finely chopped)
3 cups of chicken stock (or 3 chicken stock cubes)
Half teaspoon black pepper powder/ white pepper powder
Half teaspoon talk
A pinch of anjinmoto (optional)
1 tablespoon corn flour
1 teaspoon butter
Salt to taste
- Beat an egg properly and keep aside.
- In a saucepan put butter and add 1 tbspn of corn flour.
- Add the finely chopped spring onion and sauté for a few minutes.
- Pour the chicken stock. Use homemade chicken stock or alternate it with 3 readymade cubes of the same. Crush it and put in 3 cups of water.
- Add salt, pepper and ajinomoto (optional).
- Once the broth comes to a boil, take the beaten egg and gently pass it through a sieve in the shape of small balls.
- Immediately turn off the stove. Gently stir the soup.
- Serve it with a drop of soya sauce in the middle.