It was cloudy sometime back and so immediately thought of some warm creamy soup. Nothing cheers me more than either going for something which is fried/cheesy or else something healthy like soup. I know I seem to intone completely opposite characteristics..oh well , I have been known to go extremes. So coming to this overcast day where the clouds looked like they were wrapped up in a cosy shawl, I craved for some rich soup, rich not by way of calories but rich by way of taste. Since it was time for me to start food shopping with an almost empty fridge, wondered what I had to make a hearty soup.
Opened the freezer- some corn (naah), coconut(calories!!), dried blueberries (in soup..mmm..thats for some other crazy time), teff flour (umm..!), peas..(Yes! This is it!). Coming to lower rack - assortment of cheese (not today), yeast (x), milk (oh yes), yoghurt (yes yes), Mint (yes yes yes).......and..and..oh well guess that's it in the fridge! Well its another matter altogether that I dint have anything else .
This soup comes alive with the use of mint and with some breadsticks by the side, you can beat away the gloom and the cold outside.
In a tsp of oil, saute onions,garlic,ginger,potatoes along with salt for 2-3min.
Add the ground cumin-coriander powder, fennel and saute for some more.
Add 1 cup of vegetable stock/water and cover cook for another 5 min. Then add frozen peas,mint and milk and cook till soft.
Let it cool for few min and process it till creamy. Pour it back in the saucepan and add the yogurt. Season it with some pepper and salt if needed. Garnish it with some mint and serve with breadsticks. I served it with home made fresh Basil Grissini.
1 ) take some mint leaf and mash it with salt .
2 ) 1 bowl curd it should be cold .
3 ) add 1 spoon vinegar in curd and mint leaf .
4 ) after few minutes you can see mint sos is ready .
this the simple way .