Saturday, February 20, 2016

BEETROOT SOUP

BEETROOT SOUP

I try to make soups from time to time as they are both nutritious and healthy. Elsewhere in this blog, you will find recipes for Mushroom SoupSpinach Soup, and Lemon & Coriander Soup.

The recipe I share today is for Beetroot Soup which I particularly like as beetroots have many health benefits. The use of other vegetables in this soup makes it that much more nutritious too.

If you wish you can enhance the taste of the soup by adding fresh cream.



Ingredients:
  • Beetroot, large-sized, 1
  • Onion, 1,  
  • Garlic Cloves, grated, 2
  • Oil, 2 tsp
  • Carrot, 1  
  • Potato, medium-sized, 1 
  • Tomato, medium-sized, 1 
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper Powder, 1/4 tsp or to taste
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon 
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
Method:

Wash, peel and cut the beetroot, onion, carrot, potato, and tomato into small pieces
Heat oil in a cooker, add the chopped onion and grated garlic and saute on medium flame for a couple of minutes 
Next add the chopped beetroot, carrot, and potato and saute on medium flame for 2-3 minutes
Then add the chopped tomato and saute for another couple of minutes till they become soft
Pressure cook these vegetables by adding 2 and 1/2 cups of water for 3-4 whistles
Allow the cooker to cool completely
Transfer the contents to a mixer and blend till smooth
Pour the soup into a pan
Adjust the consistency of the soup by adding water, if required
Add salt, pepper powder, and lemon juice
Mix well and cook on medium flame for 2-3 minutes 
Garnish with mint leaves
Serve hot