Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian soup’

Traditional Minestrone Soup


1 can of whole tomatoes

1/2 can of kidney beans rinsed

1/2 can of  navy beans rinsed

1/2 zucchini

1/2 carrot

1/2 potato

1 stalk of celery

1/2 onion

5-6  spinach leaves

1/2 cup cooked macaroni

Olive oil

2-3 cups Water/Broth

For seasoning:

Salt per taste

Pepper per taste

Italian herb seasoning mix per taste


Chop all the veggies. Grind the whole tomatoes (save few whole tomatoes)

In a pan add all the  veggies except zucchini & spinach. Add 2 cups water or broth.

Cook it for 10-15 mins till veggies are half cooked.

Add Kidney beans, navy beans, olive oil, italian seasonings & tomato puree to the soup.

Crush the remaining tomatoes with your hand & add to the soup.

Let it simmer for 10-15 mins. Add zucchini & spinach.

Cook till all veggies are soft.

Add macaroni,salt & pepper. Check for seasonings. Simmer for 1-2 mins.

Serve hot with garlic bread.

P.S: You may have to add more water/broth as the soup cooks.

You can add or subtract veggies per your taste.

By Poonam.R


Super Healthy Red Lentil Soup


1 cup orange masoor dal/red lentil (shown in picture)

1 small onion

2 small cloves garlic

1/2 inch piece of ginger

1 green chilli

salt and pepper

1/2 tsp of butter

1/2 tsp garam masala/all spice/sambhar powder (optional)

fresh cilantro for garnish


Wash the dal nicely. Pressure cook with lots of water, (3 times water approx.). One whistle is enough.

In a pan fry the cut onion on butter, until nicely cooked. Add garlic and ginger grated or pieces, green chilli and spice (garam masla or sambhar masala powder your choice). Add salt and pepper. Transfer everything to the blender, add the cooked dal and water (as required). Blend nicely.

By Priya Vaidya