Friday, August 23, 2013

Beetroot Soup


Currently the weather here in Bangalore is very pleasant and at times quite chilly too especially towards the evening. Its during times like these, just the thought of sipping a hot bowl of soup while sitting in the balcony, makes one feel good. I decided to change visualization to reality and headed straight towards my fridge. I had a few vegetables but only one beetroot. So decided to use this. I then rummaged through my recipe collections and found three beetroot recipes. But could not follow any one recipe as I did not have all the ingredients needed. Thus a new Soup was born with bits of inputs from all the three recipes. And the result was very satisfying.
My spouse just loved it. So that made my day!


Soup -Ready to serve


Ingredients:

Beetroot (boiled) 1 medium
Tomato (blanched) 1 medium
Spring Onions 2
Ginger (minced) 1inch piece
Green chilly (sliced) 1
Coconut Milk 3-4 tbsps
Oil 3tsps
Salt As per taste


Method:
  1. Peel the skins from the blanched tomato and boiled beetroot and roughly chop them and keep aside.
  2. Slice the spring onions and separate the onions from the greens and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan with oil in it. Add the greens (only) of the spring onion and lightly fry it for a few minutes and remove. This is then used for garnishing.
  4. In the same pan, now add the sliced onions, green chilies and minced ginger. Saute it for a while.
  5. Next add the beetroot and tomato pieces, salt, coconut milk and the stock left over after boiling beetroot and tomato.
  6. Allow this mixture to boil for about 10-12 mins and remove from flame.
  7. When slightly cooled, blend the whole mixture to a puree.
  8. Serve hot. Garnish with prepared greens of the spring onion.

Ingredients
Ingredients - chopped and kept ready

Onion, ginger and chilly being stir-fried in oil
Added beetroot, tomato, salt and coconut milk and kept for boiilng
Mixture blended into puree
Beetroot Soup garnished and ready to be served

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking : 25 mins
Serves: 2

Note:
  • I used packaged coconut milk in this recipe.
  • If you like it more spicy, you can either add pepper powder or include one more chilly. The choice is yours.
  • I used spring onions instead of regular onions as the prices of these are sky-rocketing!



13 comments:

  1. The coconut milk would have added a nice flavour to the soup. I love beetroot. Any form.

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  2. Yummy and healthy soup..loved the bright red colour.

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  3. healthy soup n perfectly done too..

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  4. The color is beautiful and bet it is so yum!

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  5. Lovely colour!! The soup looks so healthy and attractive...

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  6. Soup looks so yummy and healthy.

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  7. Delicious and colorful comforting soup. I am your newest fan.

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    1. Thanks Swathi and happy to welcome you.

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  8. Yummy, healthy & comforting soup :)

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  9. My love for beetroots is quite new found (1-2 years actually) and your beet soup is looking gorgeous and so flavorful...I am sure gonna love it! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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  10. very healthy Beetroot Soup, we like it it's help us to improve our food diet, I wish you can upload this recipe on Find best dishes at restaurants in Ahmedabad, so many ppl can see..

    Thanks for sharing this..

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  11. Soup looks delicious, nice color..

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