Jain Soups, Soups that Jains must TRY !
Jain Soups, Soups that Jains must TRY! Whether as an appetizer or a mid-day snack, Soups are much loved across the globe. Some might think you cannot make soups without onions and garlic as a base flavoring, but it is not so. There are some lovely Jain-friendly soups that can be easily whipped up without using anything that grows underground. Below mentioned is the list of food items avoided by Jains. This list is not exhaustive.
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Items avoided by Jains
Green ginger and Turmeric
Tubular vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes
Green Leafy Vegetables like coriander, spinach, methi, cabbage, cauliflower greens and suva bhaji are avoided during the monsoon season.
Many seeded vegetables like eggplant
Pods of many trees including banyan tree, pipal tree etc
Classic Jain Soups
One can never go any wrong with classics. The main ingredients in such soups are so flavorful in themselves that you don’t need many other things to make them taste wonderful in itself. A few of those soups are:
Cream of Tomato Soup – The flavor of tangy and sweet tomatoes really comes through in this basic cream of tomato soup. The addition of pepper and bayleaf really ties the soup together.
Cream Of Tomato Soup Or How To Make Tamatar Shorba Recipe
Creamy Almond Soup - This soup, even though not known much in India, is quite popular all around the world. The taste of almonds really complements the doodhi and together they make quite a wonderful soup.
Creamy Almond Soup ( Jain International Recipe)
Cream of Broccoli soup – Broccoli as an ingredient is so amazing and versatile that it goes with anything! Just a simple concoction of broccoli, milk, cream and salt will make a soup that is so delicious, you forget that it is so simple!
Cream Of Broccoli Soup ( Jain International Recipe)
Unique Jain Soups
Everyone makes the palak soups or the sweet corn soup, but there are other unique and new soups that one can try to add to their repertoire.
Moong soup- This Moong Soup is sure to get you some points in the uniqueness department. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavored with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Usually soups are not made with lentils, but this exception is sure to blow your mind.
Lebanese Minty Rice Soup – This is a thick, luscious soup that is made with rice, curd and flavored with mint. Due to its uniqueness it will be loved by all! The texture is very different from other soups, it has a little bite from the rice and the smoothness from the curd.
Lebanese Minty Rice Soup
Vaal, French beans and cauliflower soup – This soup is so filling that it deserves to be a meal in its own right. Not only is it filled with so many veggies, but it is also completely healthy and Jain, making it a double whammy!
Vaal, French Beans and Cauliflower Soup
Other than these amazing soups, we also have soups like Sweet corn and Asparagus soup that will tantalize your taste buds!
Sweet Corn and Asparagus Soup
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