Saturday, October 19, 2013

Chicken Soup for Cold / Kozhi Rasam | Soup Recipes

Last week my son was under weather with a severe cold. Poor thing was finding it difficult to concentrate on keeping himself busy with the nose block and congestion. All the vaporiser rubbing and steam sauna wasn't helping him much. So I made a simple chicken soup for him. This is a super comforting soup and if your little one can't bear the spicy heat, you might as well just mix this with rice and serve like rasam rice.

Serves - 2
Chicken (with or without bones) - 1/2 lb (1/4 kg) approx 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Pearl onions - 8
Garlic - 3 cloves 
Ginger - 1/2" piece
Pepper corns - 1 tsp 
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt - 1/4 tsp or to taste
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - a little
Crush the pearl onions and garlic cloves with knife. Crush the pepper corns and cumin seeds with a mortar & pestle or just with the bottom of a heavy glass. You could also pulse a couple of times in a blender or coffee grinder. Add all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cover and cook until the chicken is done. Alternatively you could pressure cook the ingredients for 1 whistle. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve piping hot.
Do not use chicken breast pieces for making soup. Half a tsp of cumin powder and coriander powder can also be added. I decided to keep it simple, so did not add.


  1. my fav soup of all time....delicious and light

  2. It sounds delicious, my mother also says that chicken soup is good for colds.


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