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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Vegetable base thick soup

Pumpkin base Veg Soup
Pumpkin base Veg Soup

Soup can be prepared with any one of these vegetables as base: Ash Gourd, Bottle Gourd, Pumpkin, Snake Gourd and Chayote (Chow Chow).

Ingredients (for 2 people):
  1. Vegetable of your choice for base - 500 grams
  2. Vegetables for toppings - carrot, beans, capsicum, green peas  all together 200 grams
  3. Ginger - small piece
  4. Green chilly - as per taste
  5. Tomato - 1 small/ medium size
  6. Chopped coriander leaves - 2 teaspoons 
  7. Fresh Coconut milk - 200 ml
  8. Pepper powder - as per taste 
  9. Salt - as per taste

Base preparation:
  1. Wash the vegetable for base thoroughly and cut into big pieces. 
  2. Take an idli steamer and steam the base vegetable, ginger and green chilly.
  3. Once the vegetable is cooked, transfer it to the wide plate and let it cool including ginger & chilly.
  4. When it becomes cool, use mixer grinder and make paste and keep it aside.
Toppings preparation:
  1. Chop the vegetables for toppings into small pieces and steam using idli pot. 
  2. Transfer the vegetables to a pan. Add little salt and pepper powder and mix all.
  3. Cover the pan with lid immediately so that vegetables can absorb the salt and pepper. 
  4. Similarly steam chopped tomato as well in steamer for 2 minutes and transfer it to pan.
Soup mixing process:
  1. Transfer the base vegetable's paste to the pan of toppings vegetables.
  2. Add little water and heat it up for few minutes and turn-off the stove. 
  3. Add Coconut milk and stir well. 
  4. Add chopped coriander leaves and salt. 
  5. Soup is ready to serve.
  1. Extract the Coconut milk while the vegetables are steamed.
  2. You can add extra coconut milk, pepper powder and adjust the taste at final stage. 
Veg Soup
Snake gourd base thick soup