Friday, 5 April 2013

Soup in the summer? - recipe

It is summer in India. Well, for us Greek-Norwegians it seems like summer all year around here, but now it is - well, more summer than it was when it was winter - if you know what I mean? And the question is: Can we eat soup in the Summer, or is it just too hot for a steaming hot bowl of soup?

You see, certain members of my family seem to think that having soup for dinner is only possible if you live somewhere where the temperature goes below minus - C, and you need to defrost over a bowl of something hot. But the other day I ignored all comments and made a delicious soup. This is how I did it:

SUMMER SOUP (yes, it is possible)

You need:
4 chopped cloves of garlic
2 chopped onions
1 cauliflower, chopped in small pieces
1 broccoli, chopped in small pieces
(you can replace the vegetables with tomatoes or other favorite vegetables)
Salt, pepper, butter
Cream and/or yogurt
In cauliflower/broccoli soup: add some dill and parsley
In tomato soup: add some chili

You do:
Melt some butter in a pan and brown the garlic and onion a little. Add the chopped vegetables.
Pour over 1-2 l water and let boil until the vegetables are soft. Use a hand-mixer to mash the vegetables, but if you like, (I do) leave some of the vegetables in small pieces. Towards the end, add a few spoons of cream or yogurt.
Just before serving, lay on a spoon of yogurt in the soup bowl. Decorate with some fresh dill or parsley.

It is easy to make, healthy, light and very tasty - at least for us strange creatures who enjoy a bowl of soup also in the summer time:-)

Hhmm. Did it seem a bit colorless to you? Would you like more color and more taste for your bowl of soup? Then try the tomato version! A hot and spicy tomato-chili soup. In India we are lucky to get juicy red tomatoes - perfect for soup!

Hope you enjoy it!

Good evening from Mumbai!

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