Friday, January 10, 2014

Carrot and Ginger Soup


At the onset, I wish all my friends, readers and relatives, a very Peaceful, Healthy, Happy and a Prosperous 2014. I hope the new year has brought glad tidings to you all.
Lets start the New Year by eating healthy foods. On a cold day, a hot soup is always welcome. Its a perfect food for this season. The addition of ginger and freshly ground pepper gives that extra zing to this soup. Besides, carrots are a good source of vitamin A. So eat healthy and be happy.





Ingredients:



Carrots About 300 gms
Ginger 2” piece
Olive oil 1 tbsp
Onion (chopped) 1 medium
Veg stock/ Water 3 cups
Salt as per taste
Pepper (freshly ground) As per taste
Coriander leaves (chopped) For garnish



Method:

  1. Wash, peel and chop carrots and ginger separately and keep aside.
  2. Heat a saucepan with olive oil on a low flame. Add chopped onions and ginger and saute it till the onions are translucent.
  3. Next add chopped carrots and stir it for a few minutes.
  4. Add 2 cups of water or veg stock and increase the flame. Let it boil. Once it starts boiling, lower the flame and allow it to cook. This may take about 25-30 mins.
  5. Once the carrots are cooked, add salt. Stir well and switch off the gas.
  6. Let it to cool. Then blend it in a blender or a food processor to a fine paste.
  7. Transfer the contents into the same saucepan again and heat it if necessary.
  8. At this stage, if required, you may add the remaining one cup of water to dilute the soup. Stir well and remove from flame.
  9. Pour the content into soup bowls, add freshly ground pepper as per taste and garnish with chopped corriander leaves.
  10. Serve hot.



Carrots, Ginger and coriander leaves

Chopped onion and ginger being sauted 

Chopped carrots being added 

Carrots being cooked in water

The carrot, ginger and onion mixture ground to a fine paste

The mixture diluted with water 
Preparation time: 15-20 mins

Cooking time : 30-35 mins

Serves : 4



Note:

  • You can also cook the carrots in a pressure cooker in which case it will take less time to cook.
  • Addition of water to dilute the soup can be adjusted as per once requirement.

11 comments:

  1. Nice to have that with some rolls right away !

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  2. Flavorfully hot soup for the cold weather!!
    Hey can't see you 1st pic!

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  3. Thanks Techie ZM for pointing this out. I Have rectified it. I Hope you will be able to see it now.

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  4. nice healthy soup. Perfect for this weather.

    On-going event: healthy vegetarian side dishes.

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  5. Healthy soup yummy

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  6. Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Healthy and wonderful looking soup.

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  7. I love the colour of the soup. It looks so tempting. Perfect for chilly/monsoon weather.

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  8. Delicious soup, perfect for this weather..

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  9. very healthy & delicious soup..very happy to follow you.

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