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homemade vegetable stock is a flavourful Indian recipe which can be used in a lot of recipes – from soups to gravies. Learn how to make vegetable stock for soup.

To make basic vegetable stock, boil 3 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan. Add the cauliflower, onions, cabbage, carrots and celery and boil on a high flame for 10 minutes. Strain the water using a strainer and discard the vegetables. Use the basic vegetable stock as required.

Homemade vegetable stock has a neutral flavour and desirable consistency that make it very versatile. It adds exciting flavours and aroma to the dish it is added to. This healthy Indian vegetable stock is low in calories and good for weight loss.

To make vegetable stock, use of crunchy veggies like carrot, cabbage, cauliflower is a must. If you are using it for Jain soup avoid the onions and if you want a garlicky flavoured stock, add a few garlic pods to this stock along with other veggies.

You can make this vegetable stock for soup and use it on the same day, or store it in the fridge for using later. However, to ensure freshness and flavour, do not stock for more than a day.

We have used this homemade vegetable stock in recipes like Creamy Beetroot Risotto,Minty Vegetable and Oats Soup, Tomato Vermicelli Soup, Spicy Salsa Bean Soup. You can explore your creativity and use it to make many more soups of your choice.

Tips for basic vegetable stock. 1. Ensure to clean and wash all the veggies before use. 2. Other herbs like parsley, thyme, basil etc can also be used to make this stock. 3. Using a deep pan or pot is necessary as the boiling is done on a high flame.

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Basic Vegetable Stock recipe - How to make Basic Vegetable Stock

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 cups
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Ingredients

For Basic Vegetable Stock
1/4 cup cauliflower florets
1/4 cup roughly chopped onions
1/4 cup roughly chopped cabbage
1/4 cup roughly chopped carrot
2 tbsp roughly chopped celery (ajmoda)
Method
For basic vegetable stock

    For basic vegetable stock
  1. To make the basic vegetable stock, boil 3 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan.
  2. Add the cauliflower, onions, cabbage, carrots and celery and boil on a high flame for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the water using a strainer and discard the vegetables.
  4. Use the basic vegetable stock as required.

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How to make the Basic Vegetable Stock

  1. To make basic vegetable stock recipe | Indian vegetable stock | healthy vegetable stock | vegetable stock for soup | scrub the vegetables and wash them to remove any dirt.
  2. Chop all the vegetables and keep them ready. There is no need to chop the vegetables finely or accurately as you just need to simmer them till they leach out all the flavor. Remember the greater the surface area, the more quickly vegetables will yield their flavor. Many people do not even peel the vegetables before chopping, that is your personal preference.
  3. Boil 3 cups of water in a deep non-stick pan. The pan/pot must be big enough to hold all the vegetables plus a few extra inches of water.
  4. Add the cauliflower. There is no need to be so specific about the vegetables you add. Onions, carrots and celery are the basic vegetable stock flavor providers and you can combine them with whatever is easily available like garlic, mushrooms, corn cobs, bell peppers or fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, parsley and leek. Many people also add bay leaves and whole peppercorns.
  5. Now, also add the carrots. You can add any amount of vegetables but, just  make sure to have a roughly equal portion of each so the resulting stock will have a balanced flavor. If you want one particular flavor to dominate, you can adjust the vegetables accordingly as well.
  6. Add the cabbage to the basic vegetable stock recipe | Indian vegetable stock | healthy vegetable stock | vegetable stock for soup |
  7. Add the celery to the basic vegetable stock. This is like a crucial flavoring agent to any stock recipe.
  8. Add the onions to the basic vegetable stock. If you are making a Chinese soup recipes, you can replace onions with spring onions to make the evegatble stock more flavorful.
  9. Boil on a high flame for 20 minutes. If you have time, you can simmer the vegetables on a really slow flame for about 45 minutes to get a realy deep flavor.
  10. Strain the water using a strainer or colander and discard the vegetables from the basic vegetable stock.
  11. Use as required. The basic vegetable stock  | Indian vegetable stock | healthy vegetable stock | vegetable stock for soup | can be made ahead of time. Let it cool completely, then cover and chill, or freeze for up to 3 months.

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Benefits of Vegetable Stock

  1. Basic vegetable stock recipe | how to make vegetable stock | homemade vegetable stock | vegetable stock for soup is a healthy addition to soups, risottos and curries to enehance their flavour without calories, thus beneficial for weight loss.  
  2. The vegetable stock is without salt and thus low in sodium. 
  3. Boiled vegetable stock can be served as a clear liquid diet post surgery.


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Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 21 Nov 20 12:14 AM


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Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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23 Nov 20 11:17 AM
Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 30 Aug 20 05:16 PM


I would like to know whether the vegetables can be used for a sabzi.
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Tarla Dalal    The vegetables after being cooked for 20 minutes turn extremely soft, hence the mention about discarding them. However if you wish you can pick the cauliflower and carrot, mash them as use it as a stuffing for paratha.
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24 Sep 20 09:00 AM
Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 21 Dec 17 08:39 PM


Excellent
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it... Happy Cooking !!
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22 Dec 17 08:40 AM
Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 03 May 17 05:06 PM


Hii what is the substitute for califlower plzz tell me fast..and can i add any vegies to add taste for it..plzzz tell me what are the vegies can i add
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, You can add any veggies of your choice. This is a stock recipe so any ing will give flavour.
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04 May 17 08:34 AM
Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 21 Mar 17 11:06 AM


I added coriander to it and the taste was good
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Chhaya, K. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how they turned out. Happy Cooking !!
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21 Mar 17 05:05 PM
Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 21 Mar 17 11:03 AM


Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 05 Jan 17 05:22 PM


What is the substitute for Celery?
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Nikita, You can add coriander if you wish to.
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06 Jan 17 08:44 AM
Basic Vegetable Stock
5
 on 24 Jun 16 01:15 PM


I loved this stock preparation n used it while making lemon coriander soup....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Jagruti , we are delighted you loved the Basic Vegetable Stock recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
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24 Jun 16 03:06 PM
Basic Vegetable Stock
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 on 21 May 16 12:52 AM


I added whole masala (cardemam,clove,and bay leaf,). Got nice aroma to the stock.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Yes you are right that would definitely give a nicer flavour.
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21 May 16 02:36 PM
Basic Vegetable Stock
5
 on 15 Jul 13 03:12 PM


This stock recipe is so easy and quick to make and gives a very nice aroma and flavour when i add to soups...