Some immunity-boosting soup recipes
Rains are beautiful. But it also brings illnesses with it. Here are a few recipes of delicious soups which also have immunity boosting properties.
Cream of Onion Soup
Salt and pepper
Fresh cream—2 tbsp
Heat butter in a pressure cooker, fry the onions gently without losing its colour, until they start to soften. Add the vegetable stock, salt and pepper. Make sure that the cooker is not more than half full. Close the cooker, bring to high pressure and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce the pressure quickly.
Blend soup in a liquidiser or press through a sieve. Return the soup to the open cooker. Blend the flour with milk, add to the soup and bring to boil, stirring constantly.
Stir in the cream just before serving and taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.Garnish with parsley chopped.
Black pepper crushed—3
Vegetable stock—500 ml
Salt and pepper
Keep broccoli florets in salted lukewarm water for 30 minutes, wash and keep aside. Heat one tbsp butter in a pan and saute the shallots and broccoli. Add bay leaf and black pepper crushed. Then add the vegetable stock and salt to taste. Cover and cook on low flame.
Press this through a sieve. Heat another tbsp butter add flour, remove from fire and add milk and stir well without forming lumps. Add salt and pepper powder. Again place it on fire, stir well and make white sauce. Pour the sieved soup into this and heat it. Serve with parsley chopped.
Immunity-boosting Chicken Soup
Chicken stock—6 cup
Cabbage minced – Half cup
Ginger minced—1 tbsp
Garlic minced—1 tbsp
Pepper powder—Half tsp
In a big vessel, cook all the vegetables along with chicken stock for 5 minutes on low flame. Add shredded chicken and pepper powder. Add corn flour mixed with water. Add salt and stir well. Serve piping hot.
Leg of lamb—2 Nos
Cinnamon 1-inch pieces—2
according to taste
Small onions—a few
Clean and break the mutton leg into small pieces. Boil this with 10 cups of water till the water reduces to half . Strain the soup and keep aside.
Saute the onion in ghee until golden brown in a vessel to hold the soup. Add flour and saute till the maida is done. Pour the stock to it. Add pepper and salt.
Boil it on low flame for 5 minutes. Remove from fire. Heat ghee and fry the small onions until golden brown. Add this to the soup just before serving.