I think most of us have a favourite soup recipe. Something easy and delicious that works every time. Personally, whatever the veggies may be that you use, I think it all hinges on your seasonings. Especially because it’s a soup. So over the years I’ve developed this absolutely delicious and ‘uber-easy’ vegetable soup Indian style.
And ever since I wrote a post on avoiding cancer I’ve fallen even more in love with this recipe. As well, this is one of those recipes that was just in my head (that’s how easy it is!), but a neighbour lady’s response to it made me think that some of you might like it too. So here we are!
A broken wrist and pots of vegetable soup Indian style? Where’s the connection?
Now this dear, sweet lady had lost her balance in the bathroom, fallen, broken her wrist and gave herself a nasty crack on the head! The day after it happened and while she was still badly shaken, I was talking to her in the hallway of our building. Lots of pain, possible surgery and her husband out of town for a couple more days! Miserable situation.
Having been sick a time or too myself and knowing how much I appreciated help (as much as flowers by the way….) I decided to make her a big pot of vegetable soup with Indian spices to not only feed her, but to help her body heal. I figure that the turmeric that’s in it will help fight the swelling and inflammation around the break so that’s another fantastic reason to choose this particular recipe. And, like I said before, it’s really easy so lots of good reasons to chose this one.
Using up leftovers is easier when you have a great recipe…
By the way, it’s also a great recipe if tomorrow is grocery shopping day. At that point in your weekly cycle, you probably have a few miscellaneous veggies hanging around in the refrigerator. And you want to use them up before you bring home a new supply. Well this is the way to go, Vegetable Soup Indian style! That’s because like I said before, it’s all about the spices.
So anyway, after a couple hours, I took over two large mason jars of the soup, basking in the afterglow of a good deed! I think at heart, we all want to help when we see someone in trouble. And providing a meal is always a great way to go.
But did they like the soup? That’s where the rubber meets the road don’t you think?
A couple days later, when she was returning the jars, she said she’d enjoyed it so much, she was wondering if I had a recipe. In fact, her husband who’d gotten home a day earlier than planned, had a chance to try some and apparently, his words, “I could eat that again”. With that endorsement in mind, here we are.
I hope that you love this recipe as much as I do. Then I can give myself ‘props’ for coming up with a gorgeously delicious vegetable soup with Indian spices. But better than that, I get the satisfaction of knowing that your family is eating a load of beautiful vegetables and the amazing turmeric, black pepper duo! Good health? It’s in your sights and here you come right!
THE BEST VEGETABLE SOUP, INDIAN STYLE
- 3 cups water
- 1 Organic GoBio vegetable bouillon cube
- 1/3 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/3 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/6 tsp garam masala works even if you don’t have garam masala
- 2/3 tsp onion powder
- 2/3 tsp dry parsley
- 1/3 tsp chili flakes
- 2 cups carrots, sliced or diced
- 1/2 cup sweet potato diced
- 1 cup turnip diced
- 1 1/2 cups mushrooms chopped
- 1 cup kale finely chopped
- 1 cup precooked lentils
- 1/2 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup spaghetti sauce
Heat water in large pot.
Add vegetable bouillon cube to water.
Include hard vegetables right away.
Simmer pot on a low-medium heat until they’re close to tender.
Add kale and mushrooms and all your spices. Stir well.
Simmer until all veggies are tender.
Add lentils, coconut cream and spaghetti sauce. Stir well and serve.
If you store a couple of your cans of full fat coconut milk in the fridge, when you need coconut cream for a recipe, you’ll find that the ‘cream’ has risen to the top of the cans and can be spooned out without the coconut water. The other point is, that I usually make this recipe when I have leftovers of spaghetti sauce. Marvellously efficient don’t you think to use it in this fabulous soup? Or you could open a new jar of spaghetti sauce, use 1 cup for your soup and then have spaghetti tomorrow. Works no matter how you look at it.
See, did I not say it’s easy? I think the hardest part is remembering to store a couple of cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator.
So again, hope you love my super tasty, super healthy vegetable soup Indian style, recipe. Give it a try and let me know what you think! This is even good enough for a ‘company’s coming’ type recipe, so I’m completely confident…. It’s been fun chatting and sharing this with you and we’ll do it again for sure!
And whatever the case, I’d love to hear what you’ve got to say! In the meantime, be safe, be kind and enjoy your day wherever you are!
As always, I will remind you that I’m not a medical doctor. I’ve spent the last 20 years focusing on and learning to ‘grow’ my own health however. And that’s what I’m sharing here. All of it based on my own experiences and also the things that I’ve learned from the real experts! Those are the researchers and doctors who’ve seen the actual patients, worked in the labs and write the medical reports that are sprinkled throughout these posts.
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