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Cucumber Lentils Soup

26 May

Okay!! Till I invent new,this is the second dish which I cook with cucumber. The English Cucumbers which we get here are really big ones approx 30cm length and more fleshy. Sometimes half of the cucumber will be lying in the fridge for days. When the Cucumber is fresh it is nice to have it raw but when it looses it freshness, I make this cucumber soup. Nice to have it in a rainy cold weather.

Ingredients:

  1. Cucumber – 1/2 , peeled and cut in to small chunks
  2. Moong dhal – 1/6 cup (can use different kind of lentils too)
  3. Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
  4. Onion – 1/2 , finelly chopped
  5. Butter – 1/2 Tbs
  6. Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
  7. Pepper – 1/4 tsp
  8. Salt for taste
  9. Corriander leaves – for garnishing.

Method :

1. Add the Cumcumber, lentils, salt, turmeric ,onion  and 2/3 cup of water and cook it a pressure cooker.

2. Smash it very well with the spoon . After that transfer it to a bowl.

3. Now do the seasoning. In a hot pan add butter once it melts add cumin powder . Transfer this to soup bowl.

4.Add coriander leaves and pepper before serving.

 
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Carrot Ginger Soup

18 Apr

Ingredients:

  1. Olive oil – 1 Tsp
  2. Onion – 1/2 , roughly chopped
  3. Ginger – 1cm cube , finely chopped
  4. Carrot – 2 medium sized , roughly chopped
  5. Fresh cream – 1 Tsp (Optional)
  6. Salt for taste

Method:

1. Add oil in a cooking vessel.  Saute the onions & ginger for 2 minutes.

2. Add Carrot and saute for 2 minutes.

3. Add 1 cup of water and cover it cook till the carrots are soft.

4. Puree this in a mixer to a fine thick consistency and transfer it to the soup bowl.

5. Add a dash of cream to the soup.

Tip : Carrot soup as itself was good without cream.  It can be also garnished with corriander leaves .

 
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