Preparing a Home-made soup
It’s always said that preparing food with one’s own hands is a pleasure beyond anything…and for the first time I tried out my hand in making a soup. Of course, being clumsy, my mother doesn’t allow me to enter the kitchen but nevertheless I sometimes sneak into it and notice how my mother cooks food by keeping everything clean and measuring each and everything from salt to other ingredients when preparing a meal. But I wanted to try making a soup.
Drinking soup in the morning kind of has a different feel to it…hot and crispy with healthy vegetables and spices..it is both tasteful to the taste buds and also has a charm of its own..
So the next step was to know how to make a Home made soup as mostly I would buy Knorr’s or Maggi soup packets from the nearby store and just add water to the ingredients but it didn’t had the feel of home-made food. So I asked a friend of mine and she sent me the recipe which hereby I am giving out…
- 1 Garlic and cloves, both of them peeled and crushed
- Shredded cabbage about half
- 2 carrots grated
- 7-8 finely chopped French beans
- Salt as per taste
- 1-2 pinches of Black\white pepper powder (any)
- 2 finely chopped Green chilly
- 2 tablespoon dark Soya sauce
- 1 tablespoon synthetic vinegar
- 4 tablespoon corn flour mixed in 1 cup of water
- Vegetable stock 4 cups
- Green leaves and spring onions to garnish
- To make vegetable stock we just need to boil different vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, french beans, carrot, beetroot, tomato, 1 garlic, mushrooms and even whatever you like in vegetables…Cut the vegetables in huge chunk and pressure cook them in about 2 liters of water. Let the pressure subside and strain the liquid without mashing the vegetables.
- In a huge pan, add 3 tablespoon of oil. Allow it to heat and add cumin seeds, crushed ginger, garlic. Mix well but do not let them burn. Add green chilly now. Add carrot, capsicum, beans and stir them till they are fried. Add cabbage.
- Now add sauces and vinegar and mix well. Mix the cornflour paste and let it boil till the soup reaches the required consistency. Taste the mixture at this stage and add salt as per required. If you find the soup too thin then add some more cornflour paste. If too thick then add some water and boil for a minute.
- Garnish with chopped green vegetable leaves and spring onions. Serve it hot.
I have tried it and for sure, the taste was absolutely delicious and quite homey. Of course, my mother helped me…after all there is no way that there is any cook better than your own mother. So do make the soup at your home. Cooking is a refreshing activity and you would get as a product something which is healthy and absolutely ravishing in taste that would make your taste buds jump and would make them crave for more…