Showing posts with label soup recipes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soup recipes. Show all posts

Sunday, 13 March 2016


The market is flooded with lots of drumstick and I happened to buy this for trying various dishes.  Today I tried the soup and liked it hence I am sharing with you all since it has got lots of health benefits.

The drumstick plant is also known by its scientific name moringa oleifera or by its name the horseradish tree, or, has been known to have many health benefits. The Health benefits of drumstick flowers and leaves and other parts of the tree are use in traditional medicine, various culinary applications, use for cleaning dirty water and its extraordinary nutritional value. There are many benefits that come from this tree and these are obtained from its flowers, leaves, juice and seeds.

 The main health benefits of drumstick flowers and leaves are in the nutritional quality of these parts of the plant as well as the seeds. These parts of the plant are rich in Vitamin B1, B2, B3, Vitamin A, and vitamin C. There are also the minerals calcium, iron, phosphorus and magnesium to be found in these parts of the tree as well. The juice is highly nutritious and an ounce of it is said to contain the same quantity of calcium as 4 glasses of milk, the vitamin C of 7 oranges and the potassium of seven bananas, and a reasonable level of iron. Added to a glass of milk it may help promote energy, strengthen children's bones, aid in purifying the blood and adds to the nutrition of pregnant women.

Monday, 15 February 2016


I have posted the Manathakali Vathal Kuzhambu few minutes ago.  Now I am presenting you  the soup  which I made today  with the leaves as my neighbour's son was having some stomach issues and not eating the food for the past five days.  Since the manathakali leaves got the medicinal values and are good for the stomach, I decided to make the soup for him with the coconut milk.

After making the same, when I gave it to the mother for tasting it, she said it is really awesome.  Most of the parents are not aware of the herbal values and the home made medicines specially for the children.

Since I had the plant in my balcony garden, I could make it very easily and share it.

Manathakali leaves soup

Saturday, 12 December 2015


Since winter has started, I prefer to have soups atleast one time in a day preferably in the night as we got time to relish the hot soup.

Today I tried the soup with coriander stem, curry leaves and capsicum.  While I was cleaning the coriander, big big  fresh stems were there  and I did not felt like throwing the same in the dustbin.  The curry leaves were also fresh.  I was bit uneasy with cough and cold and wanted to have something hot, I thought of making soup.

The health benefit link is given below with each main ingredient which I would like you to go through for the maximum benefit of it.

Normally, we never bother to make use of the stem, curry leaves which are thrown.  But it has got tremendous health benefits.

Hence enjoy this and think twice before throwing the same.

Sunday, 19 July 2015


Lotus seed soup for the first time I made and it was quite tasty.  Since I have not tried any recipe with the seeds so far, I was bit hesitant how it is going to taste.  But it tasted good and liked by everyone at home.

During our childhood, we used to fight for the lotus seed as it was quite fascinating for us to remove the seeds from the conical shaped pod.  Then the alli (stamen)  it is known as in malayalam  surrounding the pod, we used to eat both these stuff.

The Tamarapoo ie. lotus flower is collected after the Bhagatseva or from the temple and the seeds are removed and it was quite fun.

We performed Bhagatseva at home on 17.07.2015 Friday, Aadi month began on this day, and it was so special for me as it was my husband's birthday.

He brought flowers from Dadar as a lot of flowers are required for this Pooja and 10-12 lotus flowers too among other flowers.

Hence I thought of trying some recipes out of it and made soup and subzi which was good.  on YOUTUBE: Lotus seed soup

The lotus is edible and has many curative properties; its use in traditional Asian medicine is as old as history. The flower is used to brew lotus teas, which relieves cardiac complications and helps to stop bleeding. The roots of the plant help in getting rid of the body’s toxic wastes and in strengthening the lives; it also helps in reducing body heat. The roots and rhizomes are useful in treating small pox, throat complications, pigmentation problems in skin, and diarrhoea.

The cooked lotus root is good for the stomach and the reproductive organs. It also helps to contract the blood vessels and prevents blood loss and complications such as coughing blood and blood in stools. The stem helps in the healthy growth of the foetus and also used to treat tightness of the chest. The lotus seed is used to tone the spleen and the kidney and is also used as food. Soups are also made from the seeds. The large leaves are used as cold bed sheets to treat high fever and for the treatment of summer heat and further they are used to things. The things that are thus wrapped remain fragrant for a long time. In short, it can be said that the lotus is a panacea.

Friday, 15 August 2014

RICE SOUP (cold soup)

When I say Rice soup or kanji vellam in malayalam, it is known as is an energy drink, home remedy, hair care, plant food and cattle food.  I had a very very long hair.  My mother used to find it difficult to  apply oil and wash it every weekend.  Those days, shampoos are not known to us.  We use the rice soup, seekai podi, hibiscus leaves to make the hair wash in place of shampoo.  The kanji, after preparing the rice, the water is removed from the cooked rice and kept overnight.  Next day morning, the seekai podi, hibiscus leaves crushed on a rough stone to make the "Thali", the sticky liquid form mixed with the kanji is applied on hair to remove the oil.

salt and little ghee is mixed in the  hot kanji and drank as energy drink.  It is quite healthy.  The kanji diluted in water and cotton sarees, mudu etc. are dipped in it and put on the rope to dry and then it is sent for pressing (ironing).  Cow fodder (pinnaku - the remains after extracting the oil from coconut, til etc) are mixed in the kanji and given to the cattles.  The day old kanji is also put for the plants.

The above child hood memories reminded me when I today made rice and extracted the kanji from it.  I thought of making soup out of it.  I also had some vegetable stock after boiling some vegetables and beetroot for making some dish.

Sunday, 9 March 2014


Beetroot tomato soup is made up of beetroot and tomato.  This soup is quite different from the normal soup we make as I wanted to make something and landed up in making the soup in a different way.  You can serve this hot or cold as you wish.

Now summer  has started, you can serve this cold.

Let us look at the recipe now:

Saturday, 21 December 2013


Winter has started and are craving for some hot soup.  Guava is also available plenty and I love to eat guavas even though it does not suit me.  I wanted to have some soup and thought of trying with guava as I was tired of the regular tomato, vegetable, corn soups etc.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013


During the heavy rain or when you are not well, a bowl of hot soup is always preferred by everyone.   My children always prefer them with toasted bread cubes in it.  Today's demand was for Tomato Soup.  I never miss the chance to put certain vegetables wherever and whenever it is possible as my children are very fussy about eating vegetables.

Tomato Soup

Friday, 6 September 2013


Barley soup is made with barley, moong dal or oats and some vegetables.  It is quite healthy as well as having medicinal values.

Barely has medicinal value. Barley is used for lowering blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol, and for promoting  weight loss. It is also used for digestive complaints including diarrheastomach pain, and inflammatory bowel conditions.

Some people use barley for increasing strength and endurance. Other uses include cancer prevention and treatment of a lung problem called bronchitis.

Barley is applied to the skin for treating boils.

In foods, barley is used as a source of vitamins, carbohydrates, proteins, and fatty oils.

 If we are having fever and have problem in passing urine, my mother always used to give us barely water to drink.  Recently when I was making barley water, my husband came and told me to make some soups for him. A healthy soup is prepared for him which i am sharing with you all.


My son was down with fever and cold.  He wanted to have some soups.  I had the ready made soup packets at home but he did not want that.  He told me to make some clear Chinese soup.  Luckily, there was some brocoli, cabbage, carrots and beans in the fridge.  He really enjoyed the hot soup which was served to him.

Saturday, 17 August 2013



Banana stem soup is made with  banana stems and little  barley.  Banana stem and the barley has got various medicinal properties.  Banana stem juice consumed in the empty stomach in the morning cures kidney stone. Barley water is given when fever is there and helps in flushing out the toxins from the body through urine.

Thursday, 25 July 2013


Masoor dal along with pumpkin makes a very tasty, healthy soup. It is simple, easy to make and healthy too.

Pumpkin is  one of the very low calorie vegetables and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; However, it is rich in dietary fiber, anti-oxidants, minerals, vitamins. The vegetable is one of the food items recommended by dieticians in cholesterol controlling and weight reduction programs. Pumpkin is a storehouse of many anti-oxidant vitamins such as vitamin-A, vitamin-C and vitamin-E.

Masoor daal is used in every household to make curries or sambar. It is a very common lentil and easily available as well. Masoor daal cooks very fast and does not need any kind of soaking before cooking it. Even tough people may treat it as a simple lentil; it has many properties which are good for health. People who are pure vegetarians can eat this lentil everyday. They will get the same amount of strength that non-vegetarian people have.
Many times we see that people complain about having less blood in their body.

Pumpkin masoor soup

Let us look at the recipe now:

Thursday, 13 June 2013


Methi Soup, my neighbour was bit hesitant to taste this and she said  "TUM KUCH BHI BANAKE LATHE HO".   

But believe me, it is really tasty and healthy if you have the willingness to relish this.  Though it is slightly bitter, it is really yummy.  My neighbour son who was around 10 year old  relished the same at one go.

Methi seeds are good for health.  It keeps the stomach cool. Sprouts in any form are good for health.  Considering the diabetic people, this soup is dedicated to the diabetics.    I tried this soup because I had large qunatity of  sprouts with me. The first attempt was successful and started making it atleast once in a month.

Serve one tablespoon of methi sprouts every day  to have control on diabetic and blood pressure, cholestrol.

Now the rainy season is on, you can enjoy this soup.  Once you start liking it, believe me, you will definitely try this again and again.

methi soup


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