Thursday, April 14, 2016

CARROT SOUP


                I love soups specially in winters, soups are a savior.  We don't drink tea or coffee in my home so we prefer having soups on cold winter evenings.  I generally use the store brought soups .
It is very rare to make soups at home.  Every once in a while i make these.

               
INGREDIENTS:
Carrot                               2-3(large)
Onion                                1(small)
Garlic cloves                     2
Bay leaf                             1

Whole pepper                    6-7(adjust)
Pepper powder                  1 tsp(optional)
Butter                                1 tbsp
Salt                                    as needed
Water                                21/2-3 cups

PROCEDURE:
1) Chop carrots into small pieces.
2)Melt butter in a pan. Then add the bay leaf, garlic and onion.

3)Once the onion turns transparent then add the carrot pieces and whole pepper.
Fry carrots for 4-5 minutes.

Add 1 cup of water and cover the lid. Cook till the carrots become soft and water reduces (4 minutes)
Insert a knife to check the carrots if they are hard let them cook for few more minutes.

4) Once cooked take the bay leaf and  strain water. Let them cool off .
Grind them into fine paste along .

5)Now take a pan add the fine paste ,bay leaf , 11/2 cup water and salt.
Mix well and let it simmer until desired consistency in medium flame( 4-5 minutes).


Add pepper powder and mix well.Turn it off.
Serve with crunchy bread crumbs.