Friday, November 20, 2015

Beetroot Soup | Soup recipes

Beetroot soup
Soup is a very common dish takes place in my kitchen. But mostly i end up making either tomato soup or sweet corn veg soup as the kids love it most. Last year when i made the supplement for Kungumam Thozi, themed Soups n Salads, i have given few new interesting soup recipes. This beetroot soup is one among them. Since the weather is very pleasant and cold, i thought i will share a recipe of soup today and found a beetroot lying down in the refrigerator. So i decided to make the beetroot soup and writing this post now with a cup of hot soup beside me. Check out my other soup recipes. You can have this soup with whole wheat toasted bread and have it as a light lunch or dinner too.

Beetroot Soup

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 3-4

     Beetroot  Chopped   3/4 cup or 1 small beetroot
     Garlic pods      4
     Onion     1
     Butter or Olive oil     3 tsp
     Fresh cream 1-2 tblsp
     Pepper powder    as needed
     Salt    to taste
     Bay leaf      1
     Yellow moong dal  1 tblsp
     
     
     


Beetroot soup
Method:
  • Peel the skin of the beetroot and chop them roughly. I just chopped them finely.
  • Take out the skin of the garlic and chop the onions roughly.
  • In a pressure cooker, add butter or oil. I used butter. I did in the pan first and then transferred to cooker. As the beetrot was dark in side the cooker i couldn't capture it well, so i did thsi only for pictures. You can do the entire cooking in pressure cooker itself.
  • Add the bay leaf, onions and garlic.
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  • Add the chopped beetroot to this after onions turns nice brown colour. Saute for 5 minutes on high heat stirring continuously. Lower the flame and add the moong dal.
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  • Add 2 cups of a water and pressure cook till 3 whistles. 
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  • The beetroot must have cooked and will be soft now.
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  • Allow this to cool. Take out he water , reserve this to add it to the soup later. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Grind the rest of the chunks.
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  • Add the beetroot puree and the cooked water to this. 
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  • Add 1 more cup of water to adjust the consistency.Let this boil for 5-7 minutes in a medium flame. 
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  • Add the salt and pepper powder.Switch it off and add the fresh cream.
  • Mix well.
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  • Serve the soup hot.
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Notes:
  1. Instead of fresh cream you can add full cream milk too. 
  2. If adding milk add when you are grinding the beetroot chunks. Add 1/4 cup of milk.
  3. You can add coriander stem while cooking, will give a nice flavor.
  4. Yellow moong dal is added to get thickness to the soup. 


  
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2 comments:

  1. Wow yummy was wondering wat to cook for dinner yay this will be it :) wata timing

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  2. Totally inviting jayashree..yumm

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