These 5 Desi Soups Will Give Warmth On Cold Days

When it comes to comfort during the winter, there's nothing quite like sitting in a quilt at night and having a bowl of hot soup on hand.

Soups are not only good in taste but also extremely healthy for the body. The good thing is that these 5 soups are very easy to make. 

Hot soup is a very effective way to avoid cold and cold. Drinking soup with ingredients like black pepper provides quick relief even if you have a cold or a sore throat.

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The soup rich in many types of nutrients present in it works to give strength internally. Not only this, the consumption of soup gives energy to physical weakness and makes you feel healthier than before. If you're a vegetarian, don't think you don't have too many options to make a variety of soups that are in season. 

You will be surprised to know different types of veg soups to stay comfortable and healthy in this cold season.

1. Carrot Beet Soup

Stuff

Carrot boiled and chopped – 5 cups

Garlic chopped - 2 tsp

Butter - 1 tsp

Red Chili Powder - 1/4 tsp

Bay leaves - 2

black pepper as required

Cumin - 1/4 tsp

Lemon juice - 1/2 tsp

Veg stock - 4 cups

salt as required

Method

Chop the carrot, garlic, and beetroot. Put water in a pot and let all three come to a boil. Put the boiled beets with carrots in the blender. Blend it to make a smooth paste.

Place a non-stick pan on medium flame and add 1 tsp butter. Now add bay leaves, garlic, and cumin. Add the puree along with salt, pepper, and red chili powder and sauté on a medium flame for a while. Add vegetable stock to it.

Let it boil for some time and then add lemon juice to it. When it becomes a little thick, take it off the flame. Take out the bay leaf. Serve the soup hot. Carrots and beetroot not only have health benefits but also taste great.

2. Vegetable Almond Broth

Stuff

Carrot - 200 grams

Beans - 200 grams

Cauliflower - 200 grams

Peas - 200 grams

Onion - 100 grams

Ginger - 30 grams

Garlic - 20 grams

oil as required

Khada Masala - 20 grams

Green coriander - 30 grams

Almonds - 100 grams

salt to taste

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Method

Take fresh vegetables like carrots, beans, cauliflower, and peas and wash them well and keep them aside.

Take ghee in a pan. Add cumin, ginger, garlic, and all vegetables. Cook it properly. After cooking let it cool down. Soak the almonds in hot water for 1 hour before and peel the almonds and grind it finely along with the vegetables.

Take oil in a pan. Add chopped ginger, garlic, and ground vegetables. Then add water. Let it boil. Check the seasoning and serve hot. This soup is also very much in trend during the cold season.

3. Urad Dal Chana Soup

Stuff

Urad dal - 1 cup

Chana dal - 1 cup

Onion - 1

Tomato - 1

Garlic chopped - 1 tsp

Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp

Green chili chopped - 1

salt to taste

Black pepper powder as per taste

1 tsp garam masala powder

Method

First of all wash the urad dal and gram dal with water. Soak the dal for an hour.

Put a wok on the gas and add little oil and fry the onions and tomatoes. Then put lentils, salt, and onion tomato in the pressure cooker and cook. After cooking, keep it aside to cool down. Grind it in a blender and make a smooth paste.

Heat some ghee in a pan and fry garlic and ginger in it. Add lentil paste. Sprinkle salt, green chili, and black pepper over it. Add little water and cook it for 5 to 7 minutes. Then add garam masala to it and mix. Soup is ready to serve.

4. Spinach Soup

Stuff

Spinach chopped, washed, and dried - 2 bunches

Olive oil - 2 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Garlic crushed - 4 buds

Small onion chopped - 1

Small potato chopped - 1

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Milk - 1 cup

Water - 1 cup

Salt and pepper to taste

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Method

Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, and temper it. Fry the crushed garlic for a while.

Add onions and potatoes. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix. Close the cooker and cook till one whistle comes.

Switch off the gas and let the pressure go on its own. Open the cooker and blend the mixture using a hand blender till smooth. Enjoy the soup to the fullest. Spinach contains magnesium, vitamins, and fiber, which prevents germs from entering the body and also helps in fighting disease.

5. Tomato soup

Stuff

Tomato - 4

Garlic - 4 buds

grated fresh coconut - 4 tbsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Dry red chili - 3

Rye - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 1 pinch

Curry leaves - 1 stalk

Oil - 2 tsp

salt to taste

Method

Take a pan and blanch tomatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes, remove it and keep it in cold water.

When cool, peel the tomato peel and grind it into a smooth puree from a blending jar and keep aside. Now grind grated coconut, garlic, cumin, and red chilies and keep aside.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, and let it crackle. Add red chili, asafoetida, and curry leaves and let it crackle. Add the grated coconut paste and fry for 2 minutes, till the raw smell of garlic goes away. Now add tomato puree and cook for 2 minutes.

Add the remaining 3 cups of water after blanching the tomatoes, add salt and let it boil for 10 minutes. Now turn off the gas. Tomato essence recipe is made regularly in Maharashtrian households.

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