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Three Tried And Tested Soup Recipes That Are Absolutely Delish

Let's get cosy

By Mahvish Ahmed

Curling up in a blanket by the fireplace with a Netflix binge plan in place and a huge bowl of warm soup, is our idea of a perfect winter night. That does sound super attractive, given the weather, doesn’t it? Soups can help you fight the winter chills. They make a great meal when you’re looking for options lighter than nihari and paaye. And they can be  yummy and nutritious at the same time. To add a bit of drama, play with different types of bread on the side, get hold of some soup sticks, or prepare simple hunter beef sandwiches for the perfect wintery touch.

This month, we have been pretty active in the kitchen, testing some recipes at home. Here are three of our favourite ones for you to try and fall head over heels in love with.

Cream of Tomato Soup

Let’s begin wit this classic recipe. Even if you aren’t a soup fan, you must’ve – at some point in your life – tried this goodness.

Ingredients

  1. 6 cups chicken stock
  2. 4 large tomatoes
  3. 1 medium sized carrot
  4. 1 small sized onion
  5. 1 tsp soya sauce
  6. A few drops of vinegar
  7. Corn flour
  8. ½ cup cream
  9. Salt and pepper to taste.

Method

  1. Chop onions, tomatoes and the carrot in small pieces and sauté in some oil (or butter).
  2. Add the vegetables to the stock and allow to cook on medium heat in the broth for an hour.
  3. Use a hand blender to make sure no big chunks of vegetables are left in the soup.
  4. Add the vinegar, soya sauce, salt and pepper.
  5. Use some corn flour to thicken the soup according to how you like it. (If you like the soup thin, corn flour can be skipped.)
  6. Beat the cream and add a few teaspoons to a bowl of soup and serve.

Creamy Spinach Soup

This is yet another no-fuss soup with basic ingredients which can be easily found in your pantry.

Ingredients

  1. 6 cups chicken stock
  2. 500 grams roughly chopped spinach
  3. 1 cup chopped broccoli
  4. 1 small onion
  5. 1 clove of garlic, crushed
  6. 1 cup milk
  7. ½ cup cream
  8. Salt and Pepper

Method

  1. Melt some butter in pan and lightly sauté onion and garlic
  2. Warm the broth and add in the in the onion, garlic, spinach and broccoli.
  3. Allow to cook for an hour on medium heat and then use a hand blender to blend in the vegetables. Make sure no big chunks are present in the soup.
  4. Add milk and allow to cook for another 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Add 2-3 tablespoons of cream to each bowl and mix before serving.

Potato and Cheese Soup

Potatoes and cheese are two things which we love the most, and anything involving the two promises to be a crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients

  1. 6 cups chicken stock
  2. 4 large potatos
  3. 1 medium sized carrot
  4. ½ stock celery
  5. 8-10 leaves of parsley
  6. 2 tablespoons flour (white)
  7. 4 tablespoons melted butter
  8. ¾ cups of shredded cheddar cheese
  9. Salt and Pepper

Method

  1. Chop potatoes, carrots, and celery in small pieces
  2. Add to the broth and allow to cook on medium heat till all vegetables are cooked and soft
  3. Use a hand blender to blend in all the vegetables till no big chunks are left behind
  4. In a blender, add butter, flour and parsley and blend to form a paste
  5. Add the paste to the soup. Allow to cook for another 15 minutes on low heat
  6. Add the cheese and season with salt and pepper
  7. Allow the soup to stand for 5 minutes before serving