Tuesday, October 12, 2010

REDELICIOUS MINT & GINGER SOUP - A NUTRITIOUS TREAT!

Thanks everyone for voting me to the top 9 on FOODBUZZ.
Made it to Daily Special on Foodbuzz
 Soup is a purrrfect dish to bid adieu to autumn and welcome the winter....this was a part of our dinner when I made the Tuna n cheese croquettes posted earlier. Ginger, mint, French beans, cauliflower, carrots, tomatoes, celery...one hell of a healthy treat I tell u!!!    

Ingredients: (serves - 4)
1.       Cauliflower - 4 to 5 branches
2.       Carrot - 1 whole peeled
3.       French beans - 9 to 10 whole
4.       Tomato - 1 large or 2 medium
5.       Mint leaves- 5 sprigs (use only leaves)
6.       Vegetable stock- 2 cups
7.       Garlic powder- a pinch (optional)
8.       Butter -2 table spoon
9.       Celery stick - ½ chopped finely
10.   Ginger - 2 inches piece cut into very thin strands
11.   Ground pepper- 1 teaspoon
12.   Red chilli flakes- ½ teaspoon(strictly for spice lover only)
13.   Fresh cream - 1 dollop(optional)
14.   Spring onion/ onion stems- one bunch(finely chopped)
15.   Salt to taste

Method:

1.    Dice ingredients 1 to 4. Add mint, veggie stock, garlic powder and boil till everything is fully cooked. Add water if necessary.

BROTH
2.   Then mash mixture just a bit. Remove large chunks and puree. Leave small pieces in the broth as in picture below. But remove all the mint leaves for pureeing.

vegetables getting ready to puree!
3.   Add puree to broth and get it back on the flames (on very low). Now add cream, pepper and mix. Off the flame.
4.   In a pan, melt butter add ginger stands and chilli flakes. Wait for a few seconds and add celery. Then sauté for a minute. Pour into the soup and mix well.
5.   Garnish with onion stems and serve hot with your favourite accompaniment.

16 comments:

  1. The soup sounds lovely!

    Dimah
    http://orangeblossomwater.net

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  2. I very muchly want to make this and put it on my blog!!

    I LOVE anything with fresh mint.

    imacooknotachef.com

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  3. That looks yummy! You have delicious blog. I'll love to try some of your vegetarian dishes. They do look yummy

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  4. thank you everyone!
    @aaron: go on...temme how u liked it :)
    @chamalisha: thanks for the add :)

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  5. Your picture is very well done, the soup looks soooooooooooo delicious. Keep Your good work going.
    Greetz from Chiang Mai, Thailand
    The Foodist Team

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  6. What a lovely soup! I love these fall soups! Congrats on #1 in Top 9!

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  7. Congrats on the top 9! You can never have too many soup recipes, good job.

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  8. Soup is such good food. It's a cold rainy day here and this sounds absolutely perfect.

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  9. Great post

    BR, Aaron
    my site

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  10. Really Gr8 ! Thanks For sharing..

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  11. thanks, very good =)

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  12. Helped me a lot, just what I was searching for :)

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  14. Whats up. Very nice web site!!

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