Prepare clear veg soup recipe with simple steps



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Recipe type: Veg

Cuisine: Indian

Yield / Serves: 2 to 3 people


About the recipe  

A very simple recipe to make a clear veg soup. this soup is light, healthy and nutritious.there is no strongly flavored spice element in this soup.

Just a bit of ginger, garlic, black pepper and nutmeg is added for that hint of warmth and spice. you can even add a bit of soy sauce to get an umami flavor in the soup. use veggies of your choice or any spare veggie that you have in the fridge.

Usually you can make this soup with cabbage or Chinese cabbage or bok choy, carrots, beans, sweet corn and mushrooms. you can even add some tofu cubes. some celery can also be this recipe, you can used veggies which were there in the kitchen.

The clear veg soup recipe can be easily doubled. serve clear vegetable soup as a starter or just have it plain in a bowl or mug.




What Ingredients it Requires ? 

  • 1 tablespoon oil - can use olive oil or sesame oil or sunflower oil or can also use butter
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun)
  • ¾ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • ¼ cup chopped spring onions or onions
  • ½ cup finely chopped cabbage (patta gobhi)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup finely chopped capsicum (bell pepper or shimla mirch)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped french beans
  • 3 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder) or add as  required
  • 1 generous pinch of nutmeg powder (jaiphal powder)
  • salt as required
  • some chopped spring onion greens for garnish

How to prepare the recipe:

  • take a pan or pot, take 1 tablespoon oil. you can use olive oil or sesame oil or sunflower oil. you can also use butter. add ½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic (lahsun) and ¾ teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak).
  • saute till the raw aroma of both ginger and garlic goes away. saute for some seconds, but do not brown them.
  • add ¼ cup chopped spring onions. you can also add chopped onions instead of spring onions. saute till translucent. you can also add ½ teaspoon chopped celery in this step.
  • now add ½ cup finely chopped cabbage, ⅓ cup finely chopped carrots, ¼ to ⅓ cup finely chopped capsicum and ¼ cup finely chopped french beans.
  • saute for 1 to 2 minutes. then add 3 cups water.
  • season with ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder or add as per taste.
  • season with salt as required.
  • grate about a pinch of nutmeg in the soup.
  • stir very well. cover the pan and simmer the clear veg soup on a low to medium flame till the veggies are almost done.
  • some crunch in the veggies taste good. so do not cook the veggies completely.
  • if you are using mushrooms or potatoes or cauliflower then you will have to cook the veggies till they are done. basically it depends on the type of veggies you will add in the clear veg soup.
  • garnish with some chopped spring onion greens and serve clear veg soup hot.

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