Tomato Soup
Jan01

Tomato Soup

Ingredients • Tomatoes – 1 ½ kilo • Pepper powder – 1 tsp • Salt – as required • Water • Milk – 1 ½ cup • Corn flour – 1 tsp • Butter – 1 tsp • Cream – 100 gms • Fried bread pieces Preparation 1. Cut tomatoes and add 7 cups of water. 2. Pressure cook for 2 whistles, then cook boiled tomatoes for 5 minutes on a low heat. 3. Cool and strain through a fine shift. 4. Melt butter in a frying pan...

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Simple Mung Dal Soup
Apr25

Simple Mung Dal Soup

This smooth, liquid mung dal soup is seasoned with a simple chaunk. It is very easy to prepare and easy to digest, and its light consistency makes it appealing in any season. Serve it accompanied by a wheat bread or rice and a vegetable. To complete the meal, serve yogurt or green salad. Preparation time (after assembling ingredients): 10 minutes Cooking time: 1 ¼ hours or 25 minutes in a pressure cooker Ingredients • Split moong dal,...

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Nutritious Whole Grain, Split Pea and Vegetable Soup
Apr04

Nutritious Whole Grain, Split Pea and Vegetable Soup

This is a quick pressure-cooker soup that is warming, nutritious and very welcome on cold winter days. You can vary this recipe by substituting Parsnips, green beans, zucchini or corn for any of the suggested vegetables. A nice stew can be obtained by adding large, even-sized pieces of potato or winter squash. (You will need to increase the amount of water a bit when cooking these starchy vegetables). Try your own favourite...

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South Indian Hot Toordal Soup with vegetables
Feb17

South Indian Hot Toordal Soup with vegetables

Ingredients •1¼ C toor dal •5-7 C water •½ Tsp turmeric powder •1½ inch ball of dried tamarind pulp •1 C hot water •2 Tsp ghee/oil •1½ Tsp black mustard seeds •¼ Tsp yellow asafetida powder •1 green chili chopped •2 dried red chilies broken in halves •1 Tbsp ginger, finely grated •9-10 fresh curry leaves •½ Tsp fenugreek seeds •1 C carrot cut into slices •1 C green beans cut into 1-inch pieces •1½ C bell pepper (capsicum), diced into...

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Pani Puri Masala
Feb14

Pani Puri Masala

Ingredients • Cumin seeds – 25 grams • Coriander seeds – 25 grams • Red chili powder – 25 grams • Dry mango powder – 50 grams • Black pepper powder – 10 grams • Salt – as per taste • Black salt – 1 tbsp • Asafetida – 1 pinch • Citric acid – 1 tsp Preparation 1. Roast cumin seeds and coriander seeds. 2 .Grind to powder and mix all other powder. 3. Mix asafetida and fill in the...

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Mung Bean Soup
Feb09

Mung Bean Soup

Ingredients • Mung beans, whole – 1 cup • Roma tomatoes – 3 • Ghee – 4 – 5 tbsp • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp • Fresh ginger, grated – 2 tbsp • Hing – 1/4 tsp • Black pepper, ground – 1/4  tsp • Urad dahl, split –  1/2 tsp • Fenugreek seeds – 1/2 tsp • Turmeric – 1/2 tsp • Salt Preparation 1. Soak the beans in water a couple hours. Bring to a boil and let simmer until dahl...

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