Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Clear Vegetable Soup

Winter is almost in the air and no other food best suits winter than a warm, comforting bowl of soup. This clear vegetable soup is an easy-to-make, light and flavourful accompaniment  for your winter evenings. 

Hot Clear Vegetable Soup
Clear Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

1 tbsp oil
6-8 garlic cloves finely chopped
2 green chillies finely chopped
6-7 leaves of cabbage sliced into 1 inch squares
6-7 leaves of spinach sliced into 1 inch squares
1 medium sized carrot sliced into thin round slices
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
Salt to taste


How to cut the vegetables



Method

In a deep pan heat the oil. Add in the finely chopped garlic and fry till it turns golden brown.


The colour of the garlic when done


Now the chopped green chillies go in and are fried for about 30 seconds. Add in the vegetable stock, cover and cook with a lid on simmer for about 10-15 minutes so that the flavours of the garlic and chillies seep through the stock really well.  



Flavours of garlic and chillies seeping into the vegetable stock


Remove the lid and add in the vegetables in this order:

First the carrots because they take some time to cook...

Carrots go in first


After about a minute, the cabbage leaves


Next, the cabbage goes in


At the end, add in the spinach leaves, season with salt and pepper and let the spinach leaves cook for about 30 seconds only. 

The Clear Vegetable Soup

Serve smoking hot right from the pot!