Sunday 8 November 2009

Vegetable Soup


As cold windy days are here already, naturally the soups have started to play an important role at dinner-time, at least in my home. Not only does it shortens the time I spend in the kitchen (lazy me), but also the fact, that it is a comforting and a fiber-enriched warming food is undisputable, right? Ideal for a starter but I prefer doing it for dinner, as a one-pot meal by completing it with a salad, some cheese and some bread. Here, I have mentioned the vegetables I added for the soup, but actually, you may add whatever you want, any fresh vegetables will do…. So, here you go…

Ingredients:
2 onions
3 or 4 garlic pods
1 kg carrots
200g leeks
2 turnips
100g celery root
2 big potatoes
2 sticks of butter
Parsley leaves
1 liter chicken broth or water
A tsp of sugar
Salt and 6 or 7 whole black pepper

Method:

Wash, peel and chop all the vegetables into big cubes or medium pieces.

Melt the butter on medium flame, in a big pot.

Add all the vegetables together and sweat them for a couple of minutes. Add just two pinches of salt (you may add once again later) and the whole pepper. Add the broth or water, the sugar and let it cook closed for about 30 minutes or until cooked on medium flame.

Remove from the heat and let it cool down completely.



Blend everything together and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper.

Reheat before serving and add a dash of cream or some cheese or simply some fried onions … My dear non-veggies may also top the soup with some roasted ham or any grilled meat, it’s all your choice, enjoy!!

28 comments:

shanthi said...

So creamy and yummy soup . Apt for winter

chakhlere said...

What a yummy soup!!Perfect for winter!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

healthy.....good for kids.

Suvaiyaana Suvai said...

looks nice!!!

Priya said...

Prefect for winter...Such a hearty soup..

Cham said...

I love to start with soup but I will be the only to have it! Looks very pretty!

Sanghi said...

delicious soup and decoration..!!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

what a yummy soup! Drool worthy picture yaar:)

Tina said...

Perfect soup...What a superb clicks and presentation dear..beautiful.

Prathibha said...

soup is so creamy n yummy..lovely color...

Suparna said...

Hi,
The creamy and healthy soup is a big yes to brighten up gloomy cold winter evenings :) good one V,

Lavanya Siva said...

Hmmmm, what a lovely colour yaar. Looks so healthy. Pasikuthu Akal.......

Padhu said...

Soups are so comforting for this weather .Nice clicks.Will visit your blog often.Thanks for visiting my blog.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

healthy and yummy. looks wonderful...

Erica said...

What a delicious looking soup!!!!perfect for this weather:)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Wht a comforting soup for the climate dear..yummy yum...

Kalai said...

Rich and creamy soup,wonderful color.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Soup looks so creamy and cute. Love that suggestion given for non veggies:) Want to have that hot bowl now:)

San!!! said...

Adorable soup.Not into them often but your soup is creamy and worth a try.

Vrinda said...

Lovely soup,look so rich and creamy,nice swirl...

kitchen queen said...

healthy and appetising soup.

kitchen queen said...

A healthy and appetising soup.

Faiza Ali said...

Perfect for the winters. Looks very creamy and yummy.

Sarah Naveen said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!
yummy.....looks really tempting...

Padma said...

Perfect soup for winters... healthy and also very filling.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks too good, my friend...just like the way we get in the retaurants. I agree with you...me too will prefer this for dinner, since its wholesome...clearly undisputable:)

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Thats a lovely soup,perfect for weather...Looks so healthy and delicious!

ann said...

Yummy creamy and colorful soup Akal...perfect for the weather..yummm

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