5 Healthy Soups You Must Try In This Winter Season

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]inter season is coming and craving for soups increases because winters are best time to have soups. 

Both cold and hot soups are great for health and help you enjoy the benefits of meats and veggies in the best manner.

Here’s some simple soup recipes, must try it out!

Potato and Broccoli Soup

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Ingredients:
Potatoes – 2 cups, chopped
Broccoli – 1 cup, cleaned, chopped
Black Pepper Powder as per taste
Vegetable Stock – 225 ml
Water – 1/2 cup

Method:
– Mix the stock and water in a pan.
– Place it over medium flame and add the potatoes.
– Boil the potatoes until soft.
– Add the chopped broccoli and cook until broccoli is soft.
– Transfer to a blender and blender well without making the potatoes mushy.
– Sprinkle pepper powder.
– Serve at once.

Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup

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Ingredients:
Tomatoes – 500 to 600 gms
Garlic – 2 to 4, peeled, chopped
Oil – 4 to 5 tsp
Cashew Nuts – 2 1/2 tblsp
Vegetable Stock – 100 ml
Sea Salt as per taste
Black Pepper Powder as per taste
Paprika – a pinch

Method:
– Heat a large pan over medium flame.
– Add the chopped tomatoes, garlic and oil.
– Sprinkle some salt and pepper.
– Cook for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time.
– Add the cashew nuts and cook for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft, pulpy and slightly charred.
– Stir well and scrape any tomatoes stuck to the bottom.
– Pour the vegetable stock and simmer for 30 seconds.
– Transfer this to a blender and puree well.
– Strain into a clean, sterilized container.
– Just before serving, warm the soup and pour into individual serving bowls.
– You can also add a little water if the soup is too thick.
– Garnish with a little cashew nuts.
– Sprinkle some salt and pepper powder, if desired.
– This soup can also be served cold.

Coconut Chicken Soup Recipe

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Ingredients:
Chicken Stock – 2 cups
Onion – 1, finely sliced
Chicken – 225 gms, cut into 1/2 inch pieces, boneless
Thin Coconut Milk – 200 ml
Baby Mushrooms – 100 gms, sliced
Brown Rice – 1 cup, cooked
Coriander Leaves – handful, chopped
Lime Juice – 1 to 2 tsp (as per taste)
Light Brown Sugar – 1/2 tsp

Method:
– Combine the chicken stock, onions, 1/2 cup of water and sugar in a large pan.
– Bring to a boil.
– Reduce flame to low and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
– Add the chicken pieces, coconut milk, rice and mushrooms.
– Stir well.
– Cook for another 5 minutes.
– Add coriander leaves and lime juice.
– Serve.

Carrot, Coconut and Dal Soup

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Ingredients:
Carrots – 250 gms, peeled, grated
Coconut Milk – 125 ml
Masoor Dal – 1/2 cup
Coconut Oil – 3 tsp
Onion – 1, chopped
Garlic – 1 clove, crushed
Ginger – a small piece, finely grated
Green Chilli – 1, small, chopped
Tomatoes – 400 gms, lightly ground to a puree
Coriander Leaves – 4 tblsp, chopped
Curry Paste – 1 tblsp (available in supermarkets)

Method:
– Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium flame.
– Saute the onions, garlic, ginger and green chilies for 2 to 3 minutes.
– Add the curry paste and cook for a minute more.
– Add carrots and stir well.
– Cook for another minute.
– Add the dal, tomatoes coconut milk and 500 ml of water.
– Bring to a boil and reduce flame to low.
– Simmer for 15 minutes, stirring from time to time.
– Remove the pan from flame and beat well (using a hand blender if available) until smooth.
– Garnish with coriander leaves.
– Pour into individual serving bowls.

Egg Soup

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Ingredients:
Eggs – 2, beaten
Milk – 1 cup
Maida – 2 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp
Onion – 1 Butter – 1 tsp
Coriander Leaves – a small bunch, chopped
Salt as per taste
Oil – 1 tsp

Method:
– Heat butter in a pan.
– Fry the maida until golden.
– Remove to a bowl and mix with 1 cup of water.
– Heat oil in a pan.
– Saute the onions until golden.
– Pour the maida mixed with water.
– Add salt and pepper powder.
– Bring to a boil.
– Add 1/2 cup of water to milk.
– Add the beaten eggs and milk to the pan.
– Keep stirring regularly until the eggs are cooked and rise to the top.
– Garnish with coriander leaves.
– Serve hot.

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