Vegetable and Basil Soup, Healthy Diabetic Recipe

Vegetable and Basil Soup ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )

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This delightful soup brims with the goodness of veggies, and radiates the pleasant aroma and flavour of basil. While the abundant use of veggies gives the diabetic diner a good dose of fibre, basil lends an aesthetic touch along with its medicinal value.

Instead of being used in chopped or dried form, basil is added as a paste in this soup, which makes its presence really noticeable.

Apart from having loads of chopped veggies, this soup also uses vegetable stock to get a nice taste and mouth-feel. However, cornflour is totally avoided, so this soup can even be a part of one’s daily meals.

With minimal calories and carbs, and high fibre content, this Vegetable and Basil Soup will help diabetics to keep their blood sugar levels under check.

You can also try other diabetic friendly soups like Oats and Vegetable Broth or Broccoli and Red Capsicum Soup .

It is highly recommended that this recipe be relished by diabetics only occasionally and in small quantities. This is just a mere ‘treat’ and does not qualify for a regular diabetic menu.

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Vegetable and Basil Soup, Healthy Diabetic Recipe recipe - How to make Vegetable and Basil Soup, Healthy Diabetic Recipe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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1/2 cup finely chopped onions
3/4 cup finely chopped capsicum (red , yellow and green)
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
1/4 cup finely chopped carrot
1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
2 tbsp finely chopped celery (ajmoda)
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
4 cups vegetable stock
salt and to taste

For The Garnish
4 basil leaves
  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 10 seconds.
  2. Add the onions, coloured capsicum, french beans, carrot, cabbage and celery and sauté on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, combine the basil leaves along with ¼ cup of water and blend in a mixer till smooth.
  5. Add the basil mixture and black pepper powder to the soup, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with basil leaves.

Vegetable and Basil Soup Video by Tarla Dalal

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Vegetable and Basil Soup ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe
 on 15 Nov 16 02:52 PM

Too good! I made it for a party and everyone enjoyed the fresh flavours of basil. The soup turns black on keeping for too long. I guess its due to the addition of basil. So make the soup close to serving time.
Vegetable and Basil Soup ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
 on 19 Oct 16 09:10 PM

Hubby Loved this recipe. thanks so much. i m so grateful for this app.
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Vegetable and Basil Soup ( Healthy Diabetic Recipe )
 on 18 Oct 16 04:02 PM

Piping hot bowl of this soup is too pleasing!! Finely chopped veggies along with basil leaves paste simmered in a vegetable stock is extremely healthy. I tried this veg soup as a meal for dinner and was too satiating.