The Winter season brings with it, the desire to stay in bed a wee bit more, where a whole night of sleep seems like “oh, is it morning already, I had just closed my eyes”. …..Where even 7 a.m. in the morning look like 4 a.m.!! Where showing your hands below the running water will take all the willpower you have……..where a warm bowl of soup is all you wanna have for dinner……less work, n more filling!!!! So here’s my recipe for an all time favorite soup. It is not too much work, is very filling yet light ……n is loaded with the goodness winters brings along with it……….
1 big katori – moong daal
100 gms / 2 stalks of springs onions (whole)
1 red onion – sliced finely
2 carrots – diced into small pcs
4 french beans – deveined n chopped into 1 inch pcs
50 gms – sweet corn kernels
50 gms – green peas
2 florets from a cauliflower – chopped into tiny pcs
2 green chillies
1/4 tspn – black pepper powder
2 tbpns – butter
a blob of butter separately
salt as per taste
1/4 tspn – haldi powder / turmeric powder
a pinch of garam masala
Bunch of corriander leaves.
Boil the moong daal in a pressure cooker, or otherwise, by adding the turmeric powder n the green chillies.
In a frypan, melt the butter, add all the veggies, some salt & stir fry till the veggies are cooked. If you like a bit of crunch in your soup, leave them a little uncooked.
Add the black pepper, n garam masala.
Now pour boiled moong daal into the stir fried veggies.
Add water to make it into a soup consistency.
Boil it once & add the corriander leaves
I serve it hot with toasted garlic cheese bread, which was yummy. You can serve it with roasted pappads, bread sticks……….anything at all.