Thursday, 11 January 2018

A Soup for a wintery day:)

If it is Jan then it must be chilly days. What are you all up-to?  Nestling under your duvets, sipping hot coffee, hot chocolates ?. Well whatever it is enjoy your cold days of winter the way you wanted to enjoy it. Like many I too feel the cold days are beautiful & failte it. People become busy in their kitchens to prepare hot delicious dishes to keep them warm. Nothing like watching a movie on a quiet cold wintry day(when the cold wind blows or the snow drop falls) with a bowl of home made hot soup in your hand. It warms your body and sooth your spirit. Though our winters are mild still soups find their way to our January menu planner. 

Preparing not too tricky but a super easy oriental soup called Laksa with thick coconut milk & noodles makes it a mini meal itself. (It can be prepared either way veg/non-veg) When you don't want to spend much time in kitchen on a cold day isn't this sounds delicious? Yes it isssss...try you will enjoy and it keeps you warm & energetic. 

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The cool elegance of off white dishes provides just the right setting for this exotic oriental soup along with some deep fried papads.

                                                                                                         Food Styling Sujathapratap:)


Serves 4-6 
1. Three pints (1.7 liters) well flavored vegetable stock.For non veg preparation chicken stock.
2. Two tablespoons soya sauce.
3. One tablespoon vegetable oil.
4. One tablespoon sesame oil
5.Two inch piece of fresh root ginger peeled and cut into thin strips
6. 3-4 Garlic peeled and crushed
7. One teaspoon ground coriander powder
8. One teaspoon turmeric powder
9. One teaspoon chili powder
10.One packet of noodles or desired amount.
11.4oz(115g) thick coconut milk dissolved in 285ml(1/2pint) boiling water,
12.One small red, green, yellow bell peppers and one carrot cut into thin strips.
13.Four large spring onions trimmed and cut into rings.
14.Handful of  bean sprouts.
15.For taste salt and  black pepper powder   
16.For non-veg soup deep fried prawns or boiled and shredded chicken. 

How to make: Boil the noodles drain and keep aside. In a sauce pan heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil. Add the ginger & garlic, spices and soya sauce and fry gently for five minutes until soft. Add the vegetable stock and the creamed coconut milk into the ginger and spice mixture. Bring the coconut milk to boil. Lower the heat. Add the three colored bell pepper strips, spring onion rings, carrots and simmer for five minutes only. Add the boiled noodles & bean sprouts to the soup along with salt and black pepper powder.Bring to boil and simmer for 1-2 minutes. 

For non-veg preparation same method is followed with chicken stock and deep fried prawns and boiled shredded chicken pieces.
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  1. Hello Sujatha, Your table looks so pretty and your soup looks amazing. My New Year's resolution is to make a big pot of soup each week from a new recipe. I am adding your recipe to my list. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Hi Sujatha, I tried your soup and it was very filling and such unusual flavors, some ingredients that I have not used before. I liked it and it was very pretty in the bowl.

  2. This sounds and look yummy, can't wait to try it, thank you.

  3. Mmmmmm looks delicious. I bet it smells delicious too.
    Will definitely try it.

  4. Looks just lovely.
    Great on a cold day like this!

  5. Dear Sujatha your soup looks wonderful as much as your post. Our winters are mild but yes, perfect weather for soups too.
    I'd love to try it with hubby.
    Thanks for sharing,

  6. Hi Sujatha your soup looks very nice and wonderful.i would love to try this thanks for sharing.... ����

  7. Dearest Sujatha,
    I heartily thank you for sharing such an inspiring recipe for our cold days of Winter!

    Wishing you a most wonderful new week ahead,
    I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you

    XOXO Dany

  8. Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!