Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Last week, I went to my cousin's house to stay for 2 days. May be because of change in weather, water, Phalguni fell ill. When I came back I had to rush to the doctor. She had high fever with severe infection. Doctor prescribed antibiotics and told to keep her on liquids.Now it was my testing time, yes!! I get nervous when kids fall sick. I go blank..
I wanted to give her something like soup which keeps her full and which is healthy. As usual, without planning, I entered the kitchen to check what I have and what I can do.
I got Carrot, Potato, Cabbage, Beetroot, Peas.
That was it, but no time to boil the vegetables as I had to finish before she got up. So thought of grating the vegetables.
Here is the recipe:
Cabbage :- 1/4 cup
Potato - 1 medium, peeled
Beet root - small, peeled
Carrot - 1 medium, peeled
Baby corn - 1 small
Peas- 8 to 10(you can add more, I just wanted to give colour to the soup)
Corn flour - 1 tbsp
Oil - 1/2 tsp(You can use butter also)
Ginger and garlic - 1/2 tsp, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - a pinch
Lime juice - 1/2 tsp
Water to make the soup
You can add
Soya sauce - 1 tsp
White vinegar - 1 tsp
Grate all the vegetables.(Except peas)
Mix cornflour in 1/4 cup water and keep aside
Heat oil or butter in thick bottomed kadai.
When hot, add ginger and garlic, saute till light brown.
Add all the grated vegetables and saute for some time till the raw smell goes(it takes 3 to 5 minutes)
Add 2 cups of water and boil till the vegetables are almost cooked. (It takes 8 to 10 minutes)
Add the salt, pepper powder and cornflour.
Mix well and adjust the seasoning and the thickness of the soup. You can add more water if you feel its very thick.
Boil for few more minutes for the cornflour to get mixed well.
If you are adding vinegar and soy sauce, its the time.
Remove from the fire and add lime before serving.
Great and healthy soup for any one. ( it was enough for 4 people)
My daughter enjoyed it luckily.
Now she is feeling better. (magic of mamma's soup!!!)