Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tamarind soup with vegetables

This colorful vegetable soup is slightly different from others. It has a little sharp taste of red chilli. Tamarind gives this simple soup a great sour taste. It is very easy to make, refreshing and same time it's very healthy and delicious.


Ingredients :
Cabbage : 2/3 cup (thinly sliced)
Tomato : 1 (small - diced)
Corn kernels :1/3 cup
Handful green leaves like spinach or watercress(thinly sliced)
Red onion : 1 (medium-finely chopped)
Garlic : 3 cloves, crushed
Fresh red chilli : 1-2(to taste)(chopped)
Vegetable broth : 4 cups
Tamarind juice: 1/2 cup (2 tblsp. of tamarind soaked in 1/2 cup warm water)
Sugar : 1 tsp.
Butter/margarine : 2 tblsp.
Salt to taste
Black pepper powder
Fresh coriander leaves for garnishing

Method :
  • Strain the tamarind, discarding the seeds and reserve the juice.
  • In a pan, drop a little butter, add onion, cloves and red chillies. Stir for a minute or two, pour the broth. When it starts boiling, add the vegetables. Start with cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and green beans, lastly all greens and corn. Cook for 12-15 minutes .
  • Add the tamarind juice and sugar and cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle some black pepper powder and drop a cube of butter. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve hot.
Note: You can add any vegetable of your choice in this soup.

The ingredients and the cooking process fits perfectly for the Challenge Event by Veda Murthy of Iyergars's Kitchen. So I'm sending this post to her.......

Also sending this post to Tasty Palettes for her Vegan Ventures Round 2

8 comments:

Uma said...

looks so delicious. Nice entry for the challenge! First time here. Nice blog.

Vibaas said...

Looks yum. I saw tamarind and clicked on it immediately. yum!

sowmya said...

looks yumm..good one..

Indrani said...

Uma,
Thanks a lot, pl. visit again

Vibaas, thanks

Sowmya,thanks a lot

Priya said...

Soup looks delicious with plenty of vegetables...great entry for the challenge event..

LG said...

perfect entry Indrani. Easy to make and tasty teat too

anudivya said...

This almost looks like Rasam plus the veggies. Nice work.

Usha said...

Looks delicious,love the idea of having a tamarind base for soup...

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