Friday, 27 February 2015

Cabbage Cucumber soup

As i have mentioned before, cooking is an art learnt through observation, sharing and practicing. Once you learn the basics, the sky is the limit. There are times when a dish goes wrong - it turns out too salty, or too sweet or little too hard or little too bland. But there are always some additions or subtractions that can be done to make it right! Or altogether make it into a new dish :) But that's how one learns, isn't it?

Writing this blog is not only giving me immense happiness but has changed my eating habits too. The desire to make something new, or to keep on upgrading my cooking skills (Majorly to get that smile of a full satisfied tummy on hubby's face) has resulted in me starting to eat ingredients that i was not much fond of, a few years back! I don't know whether i have developed that taste, or my palate has changed, or its excitement of trying something different... but it surely is all happening for good and i am thoroughly enjoying this journey.

Just as i was not much fond of soups except the regular Tomato soup or Sweet corn soup, these days i enjoy gulping down a bowl of different varieties of them. And more so, to make and try them at home! I tried the spring onion soup recently, of which i haven't taken a pic, so i will make it again and post the recipe. This cabbage cucumber soup is one rich, creamy thick soup and has mild flavours. It is filling and goes absolutely great with a salad, noodles or a sandwich.




Ingredients:

Cabbage - 1 n half cups chopped
Cucumber - 1 medium chopped
Salt- to taste
Garlic - 6-7 chopped
Onion - 1 small chopped (optional)
Pepper - to taste
Cream - on top to garnish (I used homemade cream - just whisked it smooth)
Butter - 2 tbsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cumin powder - to garnish
Water - about 2-3 cups (Add more if required)

Recipe:

Wash and chop the vegetables well.

In a pan/pot, add butter. Now add the bay leaf. 

Add the garlic and saute till they turn brown. Add in the onions (if adding) and saute till they are translucent.

Add cabbage and mix it all well. Cabbage will start leaving water slowly and cook it its own steam. Keep stirring, so it doesn't stick to the bottom and burn. If you find it happening so, add in a little water or vegetable stock. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Add the chopped cucumber, salt, corriander powder and pepper. Mix it all well. Cover the pan with lid and cook for about 2 minutes.

Now add the vegetable stock or water and let it come to boil.

Cover and cook till the vegetables turn soft.

Let it cool. Remove the bay leaf.

Make a smooth paste of the cooked vegetables in a mixer-grinder or with a hand blender.

Put this creamy rich soup back in the pan and simmer for about 5 minutes. Add more water if the soup is too thick. Check for seasoning.


Garnish with cumin powder and cream.

Happy Cooking :)






18 comments:

  1. so comforting in cold winter days! soup looks delicious, Gauri!

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    1. Thank you so much Savita :) Glad you think so!

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  2. this sounds great,want to try this combination...

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    1. Am sure you will love it, it's a great combo :)

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  3. Eating is really one of my hobby i mean part of my life and cooking is my passion. I also love going to a place and at the same time taste their delicious and most wanted food.I want to taste something that is new to my palate. Thanks for sharing your article with us.

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  4. I so agree with you. Its the basic which leads to the rest. This is a lovely soup when the weather it cold.

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    1. Yes... rich, creamy and thick :) Thanks dear!

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  5. cabbage and cucumber - interesting combo. That soup looks very inviting.

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  6. Perfect soup. Warm and comforting. Yummy yummy :)

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  7. This is super comfort bowl Gauri. So rich and creamy! I love cabbage, and I love cucumber too! And that means, I am going to make it very soon! :)

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    1. Haha, thank you so much! Will wait for your feedback :)

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  8. Wonderful put up, very informative. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

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    1. Thanks Leslie for the kind words :)

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