Bean Soup
Feb09

Bean Soup

Ingredients • Kidney beans (rajma) – ½ cup • Tomatoes – 2 tomatoes • Red chili powder – ¼ tsp • Salt – as required • Clove – 1-2 • Lemon juice – ½ tsp • Oil – 1 tbsp For serving: • Tomatoes finely chopped – 2-3 • Cilantro leaves finely chopped. Preparation 1. Soak beans for over- night. 2. Heat oil in a pot; add chopped tomatoes, paste, chili powder, cloves and salt. 3. Add 3 cups of...

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Vegetable Soup
Feb07

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients • Kidney beans – 1/4 cup • Yellow split peas – 1/4 cup • Split mung beans – 1/4 cup • Pearl barley – 1/4 cup • Unsalted butter, or olive oil – 3 tbsp • Yellow asafoetida powder – 3/4 tsp • Carrot, diced – 1 medium • Celery stalk (with leaves), diced – 1 medium • Potato, scrubbed and diced – 1 medium • Turnip, diced – 1/2 medium • Tomato, peeled and diced – 1...

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Sweet & Sour Dal Soup with Mixed Vegetables
Feb07

Sweet & Sour Dal Soup with Mixed Vegetables

Ingredients • Mixed dried dal – 2 kg • Litres water – 12 – 15 • Minced fresh ginger – 3 tbsp • Hot green chili, chopped, or to taste – 2 tbsp • Bay leaves – 8 • Turmeric – 2 – 3 tbsp • Ghee or oil – 1 cup • Mixed vegetables like pumpkin, potato etc – 2 – 4kg chopped • Salt – 2 – 3 tbsp • Lemon or lime juice – 1.5 cups • Black mustard seeds – 2...

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Lotus Root Soup
Feb05

Lotus Root Soup

Ingredients •2 cup lotus roots* •1 cup lotus seeds* •1 cup chopped Chinese turnip/daikon (cubes) •1 cup chopped carrot (cubes) •½ cup goji berries •¼ cup chopped ginger •5-6 cup water 1 tsp white pepper •2 tsp salt •2 tbsp cilantro leaves Wash lotus roots and seeds* (you can get lotus roots fresh when they are in season in a Chinese grocery store. If not available, you can get lotus roots in an Indian grocery store. Lotus seeds are...

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Country Style Anise – scented Cream of Fennel Soup
Feb01

Country Style Anise – scented Cream of Fennel Soup

Ingredients: • Unsalted butter – 4 tbsp • Yellow asafetida powder – 1 tsp • Fennel bulbs, thinly sliced – 4 medium • Red potato, sliced – 1 large • Cold water – 6½ cups • Heavy cream – 1 cup • Salt – 2 tsp • Freshly ground black pepper – ½ tsp • Chopped fennel greens – 2 tbsp Preparation: 1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over moderate heat. Sprinkle in the yellow asafetida...

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Artichoke Soup – 1
Jan24

Artichoke Soup – 1

Ingredients •1 Tsp olive oil •1 Tsp butter •½ Tsp yellow asafetida powder •1 celery stick, chopped •675g/1½ lb artichoke, peeled and chopped •5 C vegetable stock/water •1¼ salt •¼ Tsp ground black pepper •1 C milk Preparation 1.Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan over moderate heat.Addasafetida, celery and cook for 2 minutes. Add the artichokesandstir-fry again for 2-3 minutes. 2.Add the stock or water. Bring to a boil and simmer...

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