I wanted something hot and healthy at the same time to fight with the nasty cold.... So, I went over to my refrigerator in high hopes to find something suitable and once I looked at some wilting spring onions, few green beans, asparagus, I wanted to use all of them. My grey matter instantly gave me a hint...something hot and warm, something warm and hot....and there I was all set to make this lovely, warming, veggie soup.....
I threw any and all vegetables I had on hand, mixed with spices and oh yeah it came out amazingly superbbb!!!...A thumbs up from hubby who happen to like soups and my cold, it was gone,history... :)
Ok, no more ranting, I am unveiling the secret formula, go ahead,
A STEAMING HOT BOWL OF SOUP IS WAITING FOR U:):):)
This is going to be a part of an event "original recipe" by Lore of culinarty.
1 ONION (SLICED)
1/2 CUP GREEN BEANS (WASHED AND CUT INTO PIECES)
1 TOMATO (SLICED)
HANDFUL OF SPRING ONIONS
1 EGG (WELL-BEATEN)
1/2 CUP GREEN BELL PEPPER (CUBED)
HANDFUL OF CILANTRO
1 TSP CUMIN SEEDS
2 CINNAMON STICKS
3 CLOVES GARLIC (GRATED)
1 INCH PIECE OF GINGER (GRATED)
SALT TO TASTE
1/2 TSP RED CHILLI POWDER
1/2 TSP CUMIN POWDER
1/2 TSP GARAM MASALA
5-6 BLACK PEPPERCORNS
1TBSP SOYA SAUCE
1-2 TBSP CORNFLOUR+ 1/2 CUP WATER
2 CUPS WATER
STEPS OF PREPARATION
1.Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pot, add cumin seeds, black peppercorns and cinnamon sticks, once splutter add onion and saute till translucent and soft.
2.Add garlic, ginger, fry for a minute then add tomato, beans, carrot, asparagus, bell peppers, spring onion and saute for a few minute.
3.Add all spices, soya sauce, give it a quick stir and add water.
4.Once water is reduced a bit, veggies become soft and tender, add egg, stir, cover and cook on low heat till egg seems cooked, add cilantro.
5.Make a smooth paste of cornflour with 1/2 cup water and add to the soup, stirring frequently and it thickens the soup, adjust salt and consistency of soup to your liking and ENJOY!!!