The pleasant change in the weather demands something comforting like a bowl of piping hot soup. Put the goodness of seasonal vegetables to use with these super easy and wholesome soup recipes. These easily double up as a light dinner and save you the task of preparing elaborate meals on a chilly evening.
Broccoli Soup: Broccoli is a storehouse of calcium, potassium and manganese. Ideal for pregnant ladies, this simple broccoli soup is all you need on a cold evening. Saute onion till translucent, add the broccoli florets and water and cook for 3-4 minutes. Blend it in a grinder once cool. Add some milk, salt, pepper and bring it to a boil. Serve hot.
Garlic Vegetable Soup: The soup is great for your heart health. Oats are added to this recipe to along with mixed vegetables to give it a thick consistency. Sauté onions and garlic and then boil the vegetables in water until cooked. Top it with oats and coriander and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Spinach and paneer soup: Your traditional palak paneer gets a twist with this interesting soup. It’s rich in antioxidants and hence keeps most ailments at bay. Sauté onion and garlic and add blanched spinach puree to it along with some grated or mashed paneer. Let it boil till it gets the soup consistency and serve hot.
Lemon and coriander soup: You can easily skip the vegetable stock in this one. Just toss all your favourite veggies in a pot of water along with peppercorns, bay leaves and some cloves. Allow it to simmer and add the coriander leaves and stem along with lime juice towards the end. This makes for a wholesome dinner or evening snack experience.
Minty vegetable and oats soup: This minty vegetable and oats has an oriental touch to it. Add cabbage and carrots to sautéed onions and garlic along with oats. Sauté and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add vegetable stock, salt and pepper along with soya sauce and chillies and boil for 2-3 minutes. The fibre rich soup is ideal for weight loss too and the flavours from mint, ginger, garlic and chillies will tickle your taste buds just right.
Carrot and coriander soup: Soups need to simple and comforting. This carrot and coriander soup is an instant hit among kids. It improves immunity and hence ideal for the season to keep bacterial infections at bay. Boil carrot puree, coriander stems, sage leaves, celery stalks, and diced ginger together and add salt and pepper to taste. It’s a thick soup and apt for dinner too.