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Indian-Style Mixed Vegetable Soup Recipe

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This is a simple and healthy pureed mixed vegetable soup recipe. No corn flour or cream is necessary to thicken it. The recipe is also flexible, in that you can add any vegetables you have on hand or you can skip any you don't wish to include. It has the added advantage of being low in fat, as it calls for no oil and incorporates only a small amount of butter.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

20 min

40 min

1 hour

2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons palak (spinach), washed and chopped
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, washed, peeled, and chopped
  • 8 French beans, washed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cabbage, washed and sliced
  • 1 small beetroot, washed, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seed) powder, roasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon hara dhania (cilantro)
  • 500 ml water

Instructions

  1. Add all the vegetables in a pressure cooker along with the water. Close the lid. Keep the heat on high until the first whistle, and then cook on low heat for 15 minutes more. Turn off the heat and let the pressure subside.
  2. Open the cooker and blend the veggies with a hand blender until fine.
  3. Strain out through a sieve to remove the pulp, seeds, and other waste.
  4. Pour the strained soup mixture into a wok and keep the heat on medium. Stir the soup intermittently as you proceed to the next step.
  5. On another burner, prepare the tadka (tempering). In a small pan on low-medium heat, add in the butter and let it melt. Add the roasted jeera powder and black pepper powder. Stir a few times and transfer this tempering to the soup, which you have been stirring intermittently.
  6. Add in the salt and mix well. Cook for a couple of minutes, or until the soup thickens to your liking.
  7. Add in some chopped coriander leaves if you like. Stir a few times and transfer the soup to serving bowls.
  8. Squeeze some lemon juice in the soup and serve.

Pureed Mixed Vegetable Soup Recipe Video

© 2019 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on December 14, 2019:

I hope you liked this veggie soup, Audrey. Many thanks for giving this recipe a read and trying it out.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on December 10, 2019:

With winter and heaps of snow here in the California mountains, this vegetable soup is right on time! I'll be enjoying your recipe tomorrow and many tomorrows as well!

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on March 15, 2019:

The best part of a veg soup is that you can use veggies of your choice. Skip any you wish to avoid for any reason or make your own veggie mix. Thank you, RoadMonkey.

RoadMonkey on March 12, 2019:

This sounds like a very useful soup that I could adapt (no green beans) as a variation for my husband. Everything apart from the beans should be suitable for the SCD diet, though I will check it out fully before trying it. It's always good to have alternatives to keep the diet healthy and interesting.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 10, 2019:

Thank you, Dianna. I hope you try out this healthy soup.

Dianna Mendez on February 10, 2019:

Oh my! This recipe looks so good. I do love a vegetable soup as a side dish to my salad.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 22, 2019:

Thank you, Dora.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 20, 2019:

You're right Peggy! Make your own veggie combination. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 20, 2019:

Please do. I'm sure you will like it, Kristen. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on January 20, 2019:

Hahaha! Bill, I'm not far away! lol!

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on January 20, 2019:

I'll try this one. Sounds easy and interesting. Thanks for the recipe.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 20, 2019:

This pureed soup recipe of yours sounds delicious. This is a recipe that would be easy to make substitutions depending upon what vegetables one already had in the house. I like recipes like that.

Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on January 20, 2019:

Rajah, this looks like a delicious soup to make on a cold winter's night. It looks so hearty and healthy. I might try it sometime.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 19, 2019:

Whenever I hear the word "pureed" I think of old people who can't swallow properly. lol Wait, I'm old now! Maybe I should try this. :)