Indian cuisine consists of lip-smacking main courses, delicious appetizers, awesome desserts and mouth-watering side dishes. When we talk about appetizers, we cannot ignore soups as they are an integral part of both formal and casual meals, bringing great health benefits.
Soups set the tone perfectly for a great meal before main courses. Many types of Indian soups can take foodies on an incredible gastronomic experience, and here are some of them.
It is a classic creamy and healthy appetizer that has been popular for a very long time. It is very easy to prepare and you only need chicken pieces, vegetable broths and cream; however, tomato is the base ingredient.
A bowl of tomato soup is very nutritious and rich in vitamins A and C, iron and antioxidants which protect us from dangerous free radicals.
Tomato soup can be made by roasting tomatoes, onions, garlic and herbs with salt. Mix the ingredients, pass them through a sieve and boil them with spices and herbs.
Treat your taste buds with a mixed vegetable soup. With few calories and great nutritional benefits, it is an ideal appetizer to accompany. Vegetable soup can treat a variety of health issues, from coughs to colds, obesity, and constipation. The most amazing thing about it is that it combines the goodness of cabbages, cauliflowers, tomatoes and carrots.
Heat the oil in a deep non-stick skillet and add the green chiles, ginger and garlic. Brown them for a few seconds over medium heat. Add the vegetables and continue to sauté them. After that, add three cups of water, pepper and salt over medium heat and stir constantly and serve the soup hot.
Lemon and coriander soup
Lemon Cilantro Soup is a great option if you want a refreshing change from your typical soup recipes. It tastes tart with a hint of citrus flavor. Include it in your meal, and it will surely lift your mood!
To make it you will need ingredients such as fresh lemon juice, spring onion, garlic, ginger, gram flour, carrot, black pepper, cabbage and salt .
Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the ginger, garlic, onion, chickpea flour, spring onion bulb and sauté. After that, add vegetable broth, coriander broth, carrot and cabbage and let them boil.
After straining, keep the cooked vegetables separately and heat the broth. Add cilantro leaves, lemon juice and sliced cilantro leaves.
Bottle gourd and onion soup
If you want to taste something different that will soothe your soul with its traditional taste and flavor, you must try bottle gourd and onion soup. It is mild and revitalizing which can add spice to any meal.
You will need tomatoes, bottle gourd, chopped onion, olive oil, turmeric powder, garlic, ginger, black pepper and lime juice to prepare the soup.
Sauté all the vegetables in a pan with salt, turmeric powder and oil for 2 minutes. Add 2 cups of water and cook in a pressure cooker until the squash becomes soft. After that, use a blender grinder to get a smooth consistency, then season it with lemon juice, salt and pepper.
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