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Mar 11, 2010

Vegetable and pasta soup

Before we go to the recipe , I wanted to tell you all about the lovely weekend we had. We had been to the Singapore's Peranakan museum where they were exhibiting a special section on Ramayan. We got to see some traditional dance performances and then there was some art and craft workshop for the kids too. Both parents and kids could spend a quality time there. I have updated my art blog with the pictures of the weekend event. So please do have a look at the pictures and other details here.
Now coming back to the recipe for today, its a healthy combination of vegetables, beans and pasta mixed with suitable spices. Soups have become essential part of our diet nowadays especially when I am trying to lose some weight. I try to avoid carbohydrates and fats for dinner thats when soups seems to be a good option. I have been trying to experiment with new ingredients and combinations to make the soup more healthy and filling. Addition of pasta made the soup really filling and I did not feel the need to have anything else for dinner.
This soup is my entry for "cooking with pasta "event going on in this blog. Please do send your paste entries soon. For details, click here.

veg pasta soup
Ingredients-
Broccoli- 3-4 florets
Carrots- a small piece- chopped into rings
Spinach- 1/2 cup finely chopped
Onion- 1 small- finely chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves crushed
Ginger- a small piece crushed
Pasta- Any variety- 1/2 cup
Black eyed beans- 1/4 cup soaked overnight
Tomato puree- 2tbsp
Dark soya sauce- 1tsp
Salt to taste
Cumin pepper powder- 1tsp
Cornflour- 1/2tsp
Oil- 1tsp

Method-
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add the chopped onions followed by crushed garlic and ginger. Saute for sometime. Then add the other chopped vegetables along with pasta and beans. Add the pepper cumin and pepper powder and a little salt. Add 2 glasses of water and cook till the vegetables are soft and pasta is cooked. Now add the tomato puree and soya sauce. Mix well.
Dissolve the corn flour in a small amount of water and add this to the soup. Stir for a few minutes till the soup thickens a little.
Serve hot with some toasted bread.

25 comments:

Divya Kudua said...

I love the Indianised version of Minestrone soup..which looks very similar to your soup..:):)Thanks for the recipe!!!

Priya said...

Thats a fantastic, filling and prefect soup for chilled evening dinner, looks prefect for me!!

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy!!! A bowl of yummy and healthy Soup is perfect for this cold weather...its snowing here...

Tina said...

Looks easy and delicious...

Vrinda said...

Nice pasta soup...slurp..........

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely!..i loved the recipe!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy soup in a cute bowl..love this

Laavanya said...

That must be like a spicy minestrone - very satisfying and delicious.

Trendsetters said...

wholesome soup

Cool Lassi(e) said...

The soup looks pretty inviting. :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. healthy soup.. looks great..

Saswati said...

Sowmya the soup looks so inviting and comforting.Can I send a pasta dish which has been posted before in my blog to the event?

Siddhi S said...

wow very tempting and healthy soup...sauces vl g vit a nice flavour

Ms.Chitchat said...

Interesting soup recipe. Looks yummy too.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Sounds delicious and filling!Love pastas in soup!

Jayashree said...

Your pasta soup does look quite filling.

simply.food said...

Pasta soup looks delicious and lovely presentation too.

Preety said...

pasta soup looks so yummy

Madhavi said...

Yummyyyy pasta soup :))

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Meena said...

love your space and this event...great collection of recipes you have here esp. the tamil recipes...will send entry to your event...

Caroline said...

Healthy pasta soup? YUM! I cannot wait to try this :) We also love pasta made from Kamut Khorasan Wheat since it tastes good and is so healthy for us - so I am thinking I should use this for my pasta! Thanks for sharing!

PriyaRaj said...

Wow delicious pasta soup...

Sandhya Hariharan said...

hi sowmya.....
heyy lovely space dear.... never been here before.....

pasta soup is a new concept !!

following u....

cheers
Sandhya

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

pasta soup looks yummy. i like to bite into pasta chunks in soup.

Usha said...

Loved the flavors in this soup Sowmya, looks delicious ! I have a couple of recipes ready for your event, just have to get it completely ready and post it, hopefully next week :-)

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