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Last Updated : Jul 04,2018
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A bowl of soup means different things to different people. To some, it is the ultimate comfort food, for others it is a starter, and at other times, it is the meal itself! Indeed, soup is a very versatile food. It can be light, appetizing, spicy or filling depending on the ingredients, seasonings and method of preparation.
At one end of the spectrum, we have mild soups and broths, lightly seasoned with salt and pepper, while at the other end we have tongue-tickling Indian soups or shorbas that are spiced moderately, and often feature a mix of flavours including tang and spice. The Mulligatawny Soup and Makai Shorba are two classic examples. The Curd Shorba is another unmistakeably Indian creation, which is like a lighter version of the kadhi, just perfect to have as soup!
There are also exotic soups borrowed from here and there, such as herby Italian ones and sweet-and-sour Oriental delights. The Paneer and Mixed Vegetable Thai Soup, the Lebanese Minty Rice Soup and the Onion Thyme Soup are amazing soups from across the world. When in a hurry, you can also make quick, no-fuss versions of all-time favourite soups like the Quick Mushroom Soup and Quick Vegetable Soup. Some soups like the Potato and Parsley Soup, or the Pumpkin and Dill Seed Soup stand out by virtue of the herbs or spices used in them, which give them a distinct, unforgettable flavour and aroma.
Nowadays, many people also make a meal out of wholesome salads or soups. There are many such soups, which combine different food-groups like grains, lentils and veggies into one bowlful, which can serve as a meal by itself. Try the Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup or the One Meal Soup to experience the magic.
Soups are an essential part of your diet when you are ill or convalescing, not only because they are comforting to taste but also because they are nourishing. Simple soups, made without much fats or spices, are loaded with important nutrients, which will help you get better soon. On the same vein, tasty soups are also a smart way to sneak loads of nutritious veggies into your children’s diets. Elders who find it difficult to chomp their way through crisp veggies can also opt for soups to make up for their nutrient requirements. You sure don’t want to miss out on the benefits of the vitamin C rich Lemon and Coriander Soup, or the nourishing Moong Dal and Spinach Soup!
Indeed, there is an unending choice of soups to choose from. And these apart, you can make your own delights too by throwing together whatever you find in your fridge! Be innovative with the seasonings and ingredient combinations, and you will soon realize that the world of soups is a limitless expanse, which can never be explored in its entirety!
7 reasons to make Easy, Simple Soups
|1. ||Easy and quick to make
|2. ||Use less ingredients
|3. ||Some are filling enough to make a meal
|4. ||Others are light and appetizing
|5. ||Nourishing, can be had when you are down
|6. ||Unending variety, and limitless combinations
|7. ||Soul-warming food, great to have in the cold weather
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Potato and Parsley Soup by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Irish soup that warms your heart and fills your tummy! sautéing the garlic and onions in olive oil imparts a characteristic flavour to the soup while the chopped parsley brings out a nice aroma. Puréeing the potato makes the soup thick and sumptuous making it a wonderful meal. Just toa ....
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup by Tarla Dalal
Steaming hot and semi-spicy, this healthful and tasteful Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup is perfect to kindle your appetite! Spinach is one of the good sources of iron, but there is another good reason to have this soup. Both tomatoes and spinach are a good source of folic acid, which also plays an ....
09 Aug 18
Lemon and Coriander Soup ( Vitamin C Rich) by Tarla Dalal
The best way to live a fit and happy life despite this daily inconvenience, is to boost your natural immunity, and including vitamin C rich foods in your diet is one way of achieving this. That’s all the more reason to enjoy this delicious Lemon and Coriander Soup made with vitamin C rich ingredient ....
Quick Mushroom Soup by Tarla Dalal
This wholesome soup requires the mushrooms and onions to be cooked with milk, for a pleasing colour, flavour and texture. With a tempting garnish of grated cheese, indeed the quick mushroom soup is worth a few minutes spent !
24 Apr 18
Manchow Soup, Chinese Veg Manchow Soup by Tarla Dalal
Manchow soup is a very popular street food in China, and you’ll find push carts selling off this soup customized to individual taste. The hawker will throw in the ingredients you ask for to make it suitable to your palate.
Plenty of finely chopped veggies are simmered in a broth which contains ....
Mushroom Soup, Quick Mushroom Soup by Tarla Dalal
This soup is ambrosia for mushroom lovers! By sautéing the mushrooms in butter along with onions, we not only get rid of the raw smell but also derive a deep aroma perfect for an appetizing soup.
Further, mixing the mushroom puree with milk makes the soup so thick and creamy that you will hard ....
Curd Shorba by Tarla Dalal
A novel, all-indian soup, curd shorba is nothing but wholesome kadhi transformed into a light and refreshing soup. It has a very comforting flavour and texture, and can surely soothe you on a day when you are tired and yearning for something warm.
One Meal Soup, Low Salt Recipe by Tarla Dalal
A nourishing soup that does wonders for the heart! The One Meal Soup brims with the goodness of vegetables and moong dal, and provides you with a good amount of fibre and protein.
It is also a wonderful source of vitamin C
, a ....
Paneer and Mixed Vegetable Thai Soup by Tarla Dalal
The Paneer and Mixed Vegetable Thai Soup is a sumptuous Oriental soup that features a large assortment of sautéed veggies, greens, sprouts, herbs and paneer, cooked in a flavourful vegetable stock that has the refreshing aroma of lemongrass.
Kind of like a hot pot, this Paneer and Mixed Vegeta ....
Lebanese Minty Rice Soup by Tarla Dalal
Yalya Soup or Lebanese Minty Rice Soup is an all-time favourite Lebanese
soup, which is thick, sumptuous and soothing too. Made of rice and curd, this soup is delicately flavoured with mint leaves.
Dry roasting the mint leaves enhances its aroma and leaves ....
27 Mar 18
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup by Tarla Dalal
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen.
Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
23 Nov 15
Onion Thyme Soup by Tarla Dalal
Onion is a popular flavour and texture enhancer in varied dishes, ranging from soups to subzis. However, in this unique soup, this low-fat, cholesterol fighting ingredient plays a key role together with dried thyme! A generous dose of spring onions imparts a fabulous taste as well as some colour to ....
Mulligatawny Soup, Mulligatawany Soup by Tarla Dalal
A spicy soup with an unmistakeable Indian feel to it, it is said that this used to be a hot favourite amongst the British officers when they were in India.
Mulligatawny Soup features a large set of ingredients including coconut milk, onions, carrots, tomatoes, rice and dal, spiced with an elab ....
Mixed Sprouts and Mint Soup by Tarla Dalal
Eating small and frequent meals is a handy technique to keep acidity at bay. But then, you are always left wondering what to have in between the regular meals.
This Mixed Sprouts and Mint Soup is an excellent choice. It is a nutritious soupy snack that can be enjoyed between meals, but it may al ....
Makai Shorba, Thick Corn Soup by Tarla Dalal
The Makai Shorba is a very creamy sweet corn soup with desi notes. Onions and carrots add volume to the soup, and also improve the texture and flavour, while a horde of spices ranging from cloves and cinnamon to coriander and cumin seeds give the shorba a very appetising flavour and irresistible aro ....
11 Nov 08
Minty Green Pea and Corn Soup by Tarla Dalal
Both green peas and corn are evergreen favourites with one and all. Ever thought of making the twain meet? Well, just cook the duo, blend and lace them with mint, and the result is a delectable soup that makes your taste buds squeal with joy!
Green peas are rich in fibre, which makes it a good i ....
20 Aug 11
Quick Vegetable Soup, Creamy Spring Onion, Carrot and Spinach Soup by Tarla Dalal
Let your kids have the satisfaction of starting their meal with a soup prepared with their own little hands.
A small but brilliant selection of veggies is cooked together and thickened with cornflour to make a Quick Vegetable Soup, which is elegantly spiced with pepper and excitingly garnished ....
22 Jun 15
Pumpkin and Dill Seed Soup Or How To Make Pumpkin and Dill Seed Soup Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This thick and creamy pumpkin based soup is a real blockbuster! An abundant dose of dairy products like milk and cream are added to enhance the texture of this soup, yet it has a very attractive and strong flavour, thanks not just to onions but also dill seeds that are sautéed and cooked along with ....
Quick Vegetable Soup by Tarla Dalal
A perfectly chosen combination of vegetables, cooked the right way, and garnished with the right spices, results in a Quick Vegetable Soup that is so delicious you would want to skip the main meal and indulge in another bowlful! The master stroke in this recipe is the garnish of coriander which give ....
12 Apr 15
Oats and Roasted Capsicum Soup by Tarla Dalal
Bright red and flavourful, this soup is ideal for diabetics. Capsicum contains vitamin A and folic acid, an antioxidant that helps to fight the free radicals that otherwise attack healthy cells and lead to complications. Oats being high in fibre helps to lower blood glucose levels. A soup of the duo ....
Potato and Onion Soup by Tarla Dalal
Simple to taste and easy to cook. There are no spices used to help you prevent acidity, however herbs add the necessary taste and flavour.
Spinach, Mushroom and Carrot Clear Soup by Tarla Dalal
The Spinach, Mushroom and Carrot Clear Soup is a dynamic treat, which reverberates with strong flavours and crisp textures.
The spinach and mushroom are intentionally sautéed on a high flame, in order to retain their crunchiness even after adding to the soup.
While this guarantees an amazing ....
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