Monday, September 19, 2011

Beetroot soup



Hello all. I hope all of you are having a great weekend. I know I ahve been away for nearly four days now. As much as I wanted to cook and blog something I just could not as I was not keeping too well since thursday. It started off with a mild fever which turned into a bad ache in the throat. I was not able to cook anything that was elaborate for nearly 3days. I was and I still am on a diet that does not include any curds. :( The only thing that seemed to perk me up during the past few days was this soup.


I actually wanted to make something that would be easy to make and would sooth my throat as well. I had these two small beets that could not have been used for anything else except for this creamy soup. The soup which is spiced mostly with pepper and laced with coriander powder and paprika powder was an absolute delight to my senses. Try making this soup sometime. I am sure you will enjoy this easy blended soup as well.



Beetroot soup recipe:
Preparation time:10min
Cooking time- 15min
Serves- 4

Ingredients:
Beetroot- 3med, diced
Onion- 1 small, chopped fine
Potato- 1 small- diced
Ginger-garlic paste- 1/2tsp
Freshly ground pepper- 1/2tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander powder- 1/2 tsp
Paprika powder- 1/4tsp
Cream or milk to garnish (optional)
Oil or butter- 1tbsp

Method:
  • Heat oil or butter in a pan and add the chopped onion and the ginger garlic paste and saute till the onion turns translucent.
  • Add the chopped beet root and the diced potato and mix well.
  • Add about 3 cups of water. Cover and cook the mixture till the vegetables are tender.
  • Take off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  • Blend the mixture to a fine paste in a blender and transfer the contents back to the vessel.
  • Add more water to achieve desired consistency and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Add salt, pepper, coriander and paprika powder and allow the mixture to simmer for 5 min.
  • Take off the heat and serve hot with cream as a garnish.

19 comments :

  1. Very healthy and colorful looking soup.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  2. flavourful delicious looking soup
    regards Akheela
    torviewtoronto and createwithmom

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  3. very colorful and healthy soup recipe. Loved the addition of potatoes

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  4. This is one of my fav soup. I make it a little different though. Loved your version. Stunning colour and healthy soup!

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  5. Yet another mouthwatering recipe by you!!! Sure to try this soup dear...it looks so comforting & tasty!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  6. What a colorful and healthy soup!!

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  7. Colourful and delicious soup..

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  8. That's an interesting soup. Colourful and yummy.

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  9. Lovely color and would love to try the recipe soon!

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  10. Your pictures are a treat for the eyes! They are so pretty!
    The beetroot soup sounds as delicious as it looks beautiful!
    USMasala

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  11. Sooo colourful and tempting...

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  12. Colorful soup which is highly healthy n way filling.

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  13. LovelY soup n I hope yu feel better soon

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  14. I hope you start feeling better soon! This soup not only looks pretty but sure does sounds healthy :)

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  15. The color of the soup is stunning!

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  16. healthy and colorful soup..yummy!!!

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