Saturday, February 6, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 3 comments
In our Indian cooking, we do not use this wonder low-cal vegetable Celery, which is extremely rich in Vitamin K, is full of anti oxidants, has folate, potassium, fiber, phosphorous, Vitamins C and B6. We must try to include lot of soups in our diet, in which celery can be easily incorporated.
Green Peas, which is again, a low-cal vegetable, but has lots of protein, fiber and micro nutrients. It prevents stomach cancer, helps in anti aging, builds strong immune system and gives us high energy.It regulates blood sugar, prevents heart disease, removes constipation and rduces bad cholesterol.
Just imagine...how nutritious and good the soup will be which is made out of these two? What more you need??? A bowl of wholesome  soup and a couple of toasts of brown bread? Call  it a Low-Cal Meal!


Ingredients
Celery - 1 bunch, roughly chopped, cleaned and washed
Green peas - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1, chopped
Garlic - 2-3 pods, chopped
Olive oil - 2 tsps
Salt to taste
Pepper powder 1 tsp, roughly
Milk - 3/4 cup
Cornflour - 1 tsp

Recipe Cuisine: Continental; Category: Lunch/Dinner
Prep time: 5 mts; Cooking time: 10 mts

Yields 4 small bowls  of soup


In a pressure pan, add the olive oil, add the chopped garlic and onions. Saute till they are translucent.


Celery added now


Green peas now.


Add water till the vegetables are immersed.


Add salt and pepper powder, and cook for 3 whistles.


after cooking


Allow this cooked mixture to cool down, then grind  to a fine puree in blender.


Rinse the blender jar with the measured milk, not forgetting to add the cornflour too.


Add milk and cornflour to the celery-peas puree, mix well, and bring to a boil.


Serve hot with bread toasts.


This post first appeared in www.malpatskitchen.com


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3 comments:

  1. Dear madam
    I tried the above. Colour was the same. But it was bitter.

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    1. Hi Akila,sometimes if celery plants are grown in too much heat, they tend to become pungent. Like how sometimes cucumbers become bitter.


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    2. Hi Akila,sometimes if celery plants are grown in too much heat, they tend to become pungent. Like how sometimes cucumbers become bitter.


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