Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mixed clear soup



Soups are excellent health foods. One can completely feed on this diet food as it is healthy and filling. Hot clear soups when consumed at the beginning of a meal can actually increase the metabolic rate and also make us feel full (hence, the food consumed afterwards will be of little quantity). I usually make clear soups at home ( rarely make thick soups, creamy soups etc) for health reasons. When chicken or egg white etc. is also added a portion of protein requirement is also met. Here goes the recipe...

Ingredients:
Chicken (boneless) - 200 grams
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Carrots - 1 nos
Capsicum - 1 nos
Beans - 50grams
Oyster mushrooms - 1 handful
Sweet corn - 1 handful
Chicken stock cube - 1 nos
Salt and pepper for taste
Olive oil - 2 tbsp
Water for making the soup (about 10cups)

Method:
Heat oil in a stew pot, add chicken and give a good stir. Add garlic paste and continue to saute for a min. Add all the veggies cut into thin strips, mushrooms and sweet corn (can just be added that way), water and cover and cook for 45min. Add chicken stock cube (add more water if required), salt if required. Uncover lid and cook it till its done. Serve hot topped with pepper powder.

Note:
Can also add dried herbs of choice like sage, chives, dill, oregano, parsley, thyme etc.

26 comments:

  1. Comforting soup, looks wholesome and tempting..

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  2. soup luks very delicious and yummy dear!

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  3. I have never added capsicum in soups so this is new ingredient for me. Looks healthy and delicious soup

    Deepa

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. Comforting bowl of soup..looks delicious..

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  5. soup luks so delicious and colorful...

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  6. yummy n very tempting :)....

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  7. Clear soup looks really good.

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  8. Healthy and delicious soup..Please share some of your ayurvedic diets, Rach..

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  9. Thanks Yum T :) Sure will post few recipes :)

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  10. Healthy & filling soup...looks yummy rach, will be online tommorrow, do let me know when your free...

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  11. yummy...i love clear soups...........

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  12. wow, it looks very colorful n delicious...

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