Sometimes cold and cough can get into your head and make you so drowsy, you do not feel like doing or even eating anything! At times like that, try out this hot and spicy Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup that is sure to satiate you, meet your nutrient requirements with a horde of veggies, and refresh your palate with the peppy flavours of mint and coriander. Not only that, ingredients like mint, ginger, garlic and pepper are also very helpful in chasing away the worst of colds! Have it steaming hot to free those horrid nose blocks too.
|Finely chopped cauliflower||1/4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Finely chopped carrot||1/4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Finely chopped cabbage||1/4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Chopped capsicum||1/4 Cup (4 tbs) (fine chop)|
|Finely chopped tomatoes||1/4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Olive oil||1 Teaspoon|
|Finely chopped garlic||2 Teaspoon (lehsun)|
|Finely chopped ginger||1 Teaspoon|
|Finely chopped green chillies||1 Teaspoon|
|Freshly ground black pepper||To Taste|
|Finely chopped fresh mint leaves||2 Tablespoon (phudina)|
|Finely chopped coriander||2 Tablespoon|
|Lemon juice||2 Teaspoon|
1. Heat the oil in a wok or a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic, ginger and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
2. Add all the vegetables and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
3. Add 3 cups of hot water, salt and pepper, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
4. Remove from the flame, add the mint leaves, coriander and lemon juice and mix well.
5. Serve hot.