Italian Minestra ( Soups and Salads Recipe )


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‘minestra’ means soup in italian. This italian delicacy refers to a bubbling pot with many ingredients that are simmered into a thick soup. In this version, we’ve retained baked beans and spaghetti- the authentic ingredients and supplemented it with the use of assorted vegetables and spices. It is a good idea to keep the soup boiling on a stove, if you are having a party, and ladling the soup into bowls. Serve with grated cheese and parsley.

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Makes 4 servings
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2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
1/2 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery (ajmoda)
1 bayleaf (tejpatta)
1/2 cup finely chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup finely chopped potatoes
1 cup thinly shredded cabbage
1 vegetarian seasoning cube
salt to taste
1/4 cup spaghetti
1/4 cup baked beans
freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste

  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the onions, french beans, carrots and celery and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and bayleaf and bring to boil, while stirring once in between.
  3. Add the tomatoes, potato and cabbage, seasoning cube, salt and spaghetti, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 8 to 10 minutes, or till the spaghetti is cooked.
  4. Add the baked beans and pepper, mix well and simmer on a slow flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately.
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loves cookingSeptember 01, 2014

Simple and a heart-warming soup. The maggi cubes enhance the overall flavour of the soup. It makes a good meal in itself.

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Reviewed September 01, 2014by loves cooking

Simple and a heart-warming soup. The maggi cubes enhance the overall flavour of the soup. It makes a good meal in itself.

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