Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Semolina Veggie Soup

A very simple soup with mild flavors ,ideal for Iftar(Fast break after Sunset)

Ingredients Needed
1/4 cup Coarse Semolina(Sooji)
2 cups water
1/2 a ripe tomato ,finely chopped
2 tablespoon finely chopped Onion
1/4 teaspoon each of turmeric and chilly powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger and garlic paste
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
few curry leaves
1/4 cup crunchy topping(optional) like boondi or croutons or sev.
1 tablespoon Olive oil

To prepare the soup
Heat the oil in a saucepan on medium flame. Add the curry leaves and chopped onions.
Saute for a minute and add the g&g paste. roast for another minute and add the turmeric and chilly powder along with chopped tomatoes. Saute for another 5 minutes and add 2 cups of water. When the water comes to a boil ,add the semolina while constantly stirring ,to prevent lumps. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Serve warm with crunchy topping .

A Non-Vegetarian tip
Add a tablespoon of Minced meat(lamb kheema) while adding the tomatoes ,let cook for extra 10 minutes before adding water , that add a little protein to the soup.

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