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Nothing is more comforting than a steaming bowl soup in winters. It’s packed with nutrition and lots of benefits for the body. So, as you get ready for winter, here’s a perfect vegetable soup to keep your body warm and your heart happy.
Great to pacify your vata and pitta, there are several ways to cook vegetable soup. You can simply use chunks of potatoes and squash and mash the vegetables coarsely to a mushy consistency. You could also use a blender to make a smooth and creamy purée and garnish the soup with coriander and some finely chopped red pepper.
Olive oil – 2 tbsp
Spring onion (haraa pyaaz) – 2, sliced
Garlic clove (lahsun) – 1, minced
Onion (pyaaz) – 1/2, chopped
Capsicum (Shimla mirch) – 1 chopped
Curry powder – 2 tbsp
Pumpkin (kaddu) – 1, de-seeded and cut into cubes
Sweet potato (shakkar kandi) – 1, cut into cubes
Curry leaves – 4-5
Milk – 1 cup
Salt, Black pepper – to taste
Heat olive oil and sauté spring onion, garlic, onion, and capsicum for 8-10 minutes, till the onions are translucent.
Add sweet potato, pumpkin, curry leaves, salt, and curry powder. Pour water and bring to a boil. Let it simmer uncovered for 20 – 25 minutes until the pumpkin is soft.
Pour milk, and keep stirring. Put on medium heat and don’t let it come to boil. Stir in black pepper to taste and serve.
Add garnish if you want, and it’s ready!
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