I also call this Mommy B soup, dedicated to my mum who came up with this recipe. It is the simplest soup to make and it has an instant wellness feeling associated with it. While growing up ,my mum made it for me and my sister when we were sick or we had an exam or any occasion which needed some amount of comforting. And it never failed. Today I made it for A, who is a bit under weather with a sore throat. I can't say it cured him completely but it did make me feel a lot better :)
While making this soup you can be creative and use whatever vegetables you have on hand. The recipe I have below has the combination I use most frequently. The nice part about this soup is its packed with everything thats good for you and is pretty much fat-free.
This is my entry no. 6 for the Recipe Marathon on One Hot Stove. I can't believe that this marathon ends tomorrow, I have had a lot of fun blogging every day and also reading what the other runners are cooking up.
- 2 medium size beets
- 2 carrots
- 1 large tomato
- 2 small potatoes
- 2 garlic cloves
- 7 peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon yellow moong dal (optional)
- Peel beets, carrots and potatoes and chop them into chunks.
- Also chop the tomato into chunks.
- Combine all the vegetables with garlic, peppercorns and moong dal in a pressure cooker and cover with just enough water.
- Pressure cook till all the vegetables are soft.
- Blend into a puree and reheat with salt (to taste) and more pepper if required.
- Serve with some hot buttered toast.
Makes 4 side servings.