Warm Soup–comfort food

Wednesday 15 June 2011 | Posted by Kishi | Easy Cooking,Soup


In a little butter or oil, gently fry a chopped onion, a large potato, peeled and cubed and 4-5 chopped celery sticks.

When the onion has softened add 750 ml of vegetable or chicken stock, bring to a boil.

Turn down the heat and simmer until potatoes and celery are cooked.

Finely grind 50 gms of walnuts and set aside

Liquidize the soup, return in to the pan and add the nuts

Stir until thickened

Serve with some brown bread.

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Hearty soup and foodaholics in the news…

Wednesday 10 November 2010 | Posted by Kishi | foodaholics,Soup

Time is running and years are flying. Sister was in town and her one month visit is already over.  Both my siblings will be based in Uncle Sam’s land for the next few years, another reason to take holiday now 🙂 With winters settling in Delhi it’s time for hearty soups and salads. The quality of the vegetables becomes better and one doesn’t need to drive to INA to get some. This season also brings in lots of Cold, cough and flu. It’s my second time in past 3 weeks to be loved by flu, so that is another reason why so many experiments are being made with “liquid foods”. As you enjoy a steaming bowl of homemade soup, you may not ponder over the “profits” (as mom says) it brings to you. Soup has collective demand in our family because of its convenience, simplicity and variety and also coz we are a vegetarian family.

So here is the recipe of the soup that I just made up and she turned into one of the nicest meals!
About half a litre of water   
3-4 tomatoes (chopped)
5-6 cloves of garlic (crushed)
2-3 black pepper (crushed)
1 onion (chopped)

Put all these items in a big pot and let it simmer for about an hour or so. Puree and strain.

Add Chopped vegetables (whatever is in your fridge really!!)

My mother added “ghiya”-gourd, beans, carrots, broccoli, green peas, mushrooms, baby corn and even cauliflower. Lastly she added chopped spinach. It boosts your soup’s vitamin, mineral and antioxidant content which helps fend off-season colds. . I swear if she had a chance she would have added ladyfingers(bhindi) too!! Season it with salt and lots and lots of pepper (clear’s your sinuses). Give it a simmer and then garnish with more burnt garlic and fresh coriander. Sip and enjoy!

Vegetable Soup
So trick to make this soup real yummy – add a spoon full of pesto (we had some leftover you can even use the canned one).Not only is it my faith but factually also Soups can prevent diseases and add much needed nutrition to your general diet. And most of all its mmmyyyuuuumm good!
Foodaholics got covered in few publications sharing the same with you!

Hope everyone had a good Diwali🙂

A rangoli made by sister and mother.



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Immunity Booster Soup…

Friday 4 December 2009 | Posted by Kishi | Soup

Its chilly outside and I hustle to get home after having lots of meeting, chuck my bags and rush to get a cup of impetuous tea. Long tiring day and I want something yummy for dinner but at the same time I don’t have the energy to cook something fancy.

Sometimes I love the winters in Delhi. Everywhere, there is the enthralling smell of roasting peanuts. It is also a time when Delhi pulsates with the vivacity of Christmas and New Year. Trimmed Christmas trees, swinging bells and their euphonic chimes make for a dazzling day, and in the evening, when the streets and malls are decorated with lights, it surely creates an notable sight but the traffic kills you!! Anyhow a big bowl of soup is what came to my mind.

And this is how I went about it:

For Stock:

One lemon grass-1
Ginger- approx 50 Gms
Kaffir lime leaves-2/3
Some Thai basil
Dry red chilli-2/3
Couple of pink pepper corns and black pepper

Add all these in a big pot of boiling water. And simmer for about 30-45 mins.
The stock will have the most amazing flavour you could imagine.

Herbs and Spices

For the soup:

2 bok choy
1 red pepper sliced
2-3 leaves of Thai basil
1 box of mushroom
1 carrot sliced
1 small broccoli
1 box of extra firm silken tofu
2 tsp of chilli paste
2 tsp lemon juice
Coriander and ginger for garnish.
Salt and some sugar to taste

It can’t get easier than this recipe.
Julienne everything and once the stock is ready just add stock to a bowl of vegetables.
I don’t cook any of these vegetables coz I like that crunch factor in it. Serve in a bowl with fresh coriander and ginger sprinkled over. Enjoy!! This soup is just wonderful as it has a potent combination of herbs and spice and just smells wonderful.
Easy on the stomach and works as an immunity booster and helps fight the cold!

Immunity booster soup

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