Friday, March 1, 2013

Lettuce and Rajma Soup | Soup Recipes

When I was searching for soup recipes which would be wholesome and make a complete dinner, I landed on Kalyn's recipe. For those who have not checked Kalyn's space, hers is a huge collection of tasty and healthy recipes. If you think healthy has to be boring you should definitely check out her space which would change that idea. I adapted her Chicken, Black Bean and Cilantro soup to make this Lettuce and Red Kidney beans soup.
Ingredients:
Serves - 4 for dinner
Lettuce - 4 cups - chopped
Red Kidney beans / Rajma - cooked - 2 cups OR use 1 can rinsed
Chicken stock / Vegetable stock - 3 cups
Water - 2 cups
Cilantro / Coriander leaves - handful - chopped
Juice of half a lime
Oil - 2 tsp
Onion - chopped - 1/2 cup
Celery - chopped - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 2 - chopped
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Salt - to taste
Method:
Heat oil in a wide bowl and saute the onions and celery until soft. Add the cumin powder and chilli powder. Add the tomatoes and a pinch of salt. Saute for a couple of minutes before adding the beans and lettuce. Saute until the lettuce wilts. Add the chicken/vegetable stock and heat for 10 mins. Now transfer half the contents to a blender and pulse for a few seconds. Alternatively you could use an immersion blender. Continue cooking until it boils. Now add the cilantro and simmer for 10 minutes. Squeeze the lime juice and continue to simmer for 3 or 4 minutes and remove from heat. Serve hot for a delicious and filling meal.
Linking this soup up to Spotlight - One pot Meal; HITS - Diabetic Friendly event by Sangeetha; Winter Foods - 30 min challenge.
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17 comments:

  1. Wow wat a flavorful,super delicious and drool worthy soup.

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  2. awesome refreshing nutritious and healthy combo soup.

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  3. This looks like a comfort food. Yumm! :)

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  4. Very flavorful and delicious soup.

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  5. Very very healthy and delicious soup.. love the combination too :)

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  6. Looks colorful and delicious. Makes me want to try it.

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  7. Dunno why i never tried adding lettuce in soup, super filling and nutritious soup Krithi.

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  8. what a healthy and delicious soup

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  9. Soup looks delicious and very healthy.. :)

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  10. so much healthy and so delicious soup!!! bookmarking this!!! Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

    Sowmya
    Ongoing Event - HITS - Diabetic Friendly
    Ongoing Event - What is with my Cuppa?

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  11. Ohh wow a very unique combination, must try!

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  12. Love the idea of adding lettuce to this, sounds like a great flavor mixture.

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  13. Healthy :)

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  14. WOw using chicken stock in rajma soup..Sounds so interesting and am sure must have tasted yum :)

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  15. Lovely flavorful soup :) very innovative recipe, this must be so filling. Thank you so much for your kind words in my guest post yesterday. So happy to know and follow you too :)

    Love,
    Priya

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