Warm vegetable soup for the soul


Summer’s are all gone, they’re over.. Pulling something out of the fridge is a chore, and I feel hungry all the time.. yup the winters are on their way and it’s by far the best reason to be in my kitchen.. so cozy.. so warm.

this soup came as an epiphany, when I realized it was too late for breakfast and too early for lunch and I wanted to eat something very filling, yet not very tedious.. something comforting but not at the expense of screwing my waistline.. This soup is the perfect fix and easily manageable with a medley of vegetables and top notch taste.. You’ll actually feel proud of downing more than the required amount of greens.. aah the guilt free feeling of eating something hearty..

the ingredients line up is mostly greens, but you can use whichever vegetables you like.. I have bock choy (I’m in love with them as of now), spring onions, lettuce, heaped teaspoon of cornflour, 2 red chillies chopped, 2 fat cloves of garlic, 1/2 inch cube of ginger, 1 long long green chilly, 300 mls water, black pepper, soya sauce, vinegar and of course salt.. I didn’t use any since the soya sauce was more than sufficient.. & yes 2 tsps oil.

Not very artistic, but here is a clear view of all the chopped greens. I think I just tore off the lettuce with my bare hands.. such was my ferocity ( I was watching hulk while cooking this .. sorry !!)

and now we start.. first in were the chillies.. the red and the green

the ginger & the garlic follow.. this is the most fabulous aroma ever.. This was a great meal

Stir ’em together and breathe in deep.. mmm

in goes the black pepper, sprinkle liberally.

followed by the vinegar.. a nice & generous splash

a healthy dose of soya sauce

we now proceed with the vegetables..

It was at this point that I seriously thought I should have used a bigger pot or pan.. but ok.. what is life without a few risks??

can you imagine the concentration I was putting in while stirring this without spilling anything outside and watching Hulk at the same time.. which reminds me ‘how hot is Edward Norton??’ say.. I think it was watching the green man that prompted me to make this soup in the first place.. hmm anyways..

See.. can you see all of it coming together? I was finally able to combine them all without much spillage..

isn’t this the prettiest? Once it’s all combined, just sprinkle the cornglour all over and mix it well in.

add in water because it’s a soup.. you can also ad in your favourite stock.. no problem at all.

I also added in 1/2 tsp of sugar, just to balance out the taste.. it doesn’t sweeten the soup at all. Just gives it a very nice undertone.

We’re almost done.. just cover it and let cook for 5 minutes or so.. I promise this is going to be the best brunch soup ever.

Uncover for a moment.. look at it boiling, smell in deep and admire for a while

This is it.. it’s done.. it was so pretty I had tears of joy.. every bite is so full of flavors. If you want it as a complete meal, I suggest add in some boiled noodles ,or chunks of ham or leftover chicken.. This was such a good meal, my impatience resulted in a burnt tongue, a t-shirt with soya stains and the most memorable Hulk movie ever.

Have fun with this recipe.. !! Enjoy.


3 thoughts on “Warm vegetable soup for the soul

  1. Win! I’m trying this with a seafood stock, some lightly fried, medium rare prawns, less chillies and a dash of sesame oil. Those greens look fantabulous!

    Happy cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Wow….This looks so warm…soothing…amazing…i just love soup and there is nothing more satisfying than a bowl of low cal nourishing soup…for me, its either soup or cupcake when i’m low and we know whats better :P…this soup is my new go to soul food…

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