Posts Tagged ‘winter soups’

Carrot Soup

Ingredients

4 carrots, medium sized cut in cubes

1 potato, medium sized cut in cubes

2 tsp butter

2 tsp cilantro leaf paste

Salt to taste

6 Black peppercorns, crushed

1/2 tsp sugar

 

METHOD:

Heat 1 tsp butter in a pressure cooker for 30 seconds, add carrots and potato and cook for a minute. Add 3 1/2 cups water and pressure cook until one whistle. Cool, blend and set aside.

Grind the cilantro leaves to a fine paste

Heat 1 tsp butter in a pan, add cilantro leaf paste and saute for 10 seconds. Add the vegetable mixture salt, black pepper and sugar, bring 2 boil, and simmer for 2 minutes. Serve hot.

 

By Madhu Thube


 

Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

A gorgeous, lip smacking soup that fills your home with fantastic aromas of cinnamon and apples!

Ingredients:

1 medium to large butternut squash, tender to touch.

1 and 1/2 red delicious apples ( u can gobble up the other 1/2 )

1/2 tsp cinnamon

a pinch of grated nutmeg

1/2 tsp garam masala/curry powder

a pich turmeric, coriander powder and red chilli powder

salt to taste

1 tbsp of butter

2 small cloves of garlic, finely chopped.

4 cups of low sodium vegetable stock.

1 medium onion.

1/4 cup of heavy cream for garnishing and added richness.

Method:

Peel,de-seed and cube the squash into one inch pieces.

Peel,de-seed and cube the apples.

Fine dice the onions.

In a large pot, add the butter and melt it.

Add onions and saute until golden brown.

Add turmeric, chilli powder and coriander powder, nutmeg,cinnamon and garam masala/curry powder.

Add garlic,diced apples and butternut squash.

Saute it for 3-4 mins.

(AT THIS POINT YOUR HOME WILL SMELL LIKE A YANKEE CANDLE STORE:) )

Add vegetable stock to the apples and squash mix and bring it to a boil.

Simmer the heat, cover the pot and slow cook until the fruit and vegetable are completely cooked.

Transfer to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.

Add salt to taste and heavy cream to garnish.

TIPS:

A dollop of sour cream on the hot soup taste amazing!


By Aditi Sheth