Quinoa Cauliflower Shorba Recipe

How to make Quinoa Cauliflower Shorba

  • Step 1 Cook the ingredients

    Take a pan, add some oil and heat it on medium flame. Add onion and garlic, cook for 1 minute, then add bay leaf, star anise, cauliflower and quinoa and cook for 5 minutes.

  • Step 2 Add veg stock and cook

    Add vegetable stock then bring to boil, reduce heat for 10 minutes or until cauliflower and quinoa are cooked properly. Once cauliflower and quinoa are cooked properly, remove bay leaves and star anise.

  • Step 3 Blend it well

    Transfer shorba to a large blender. Add small amount of stock and blend until creamy. Strain the shorba and reheat it.

  • Step 4 Garnish and serve

    Garnish with cream and serve.

Greek Bean Soup Recipe

How to make Greek Bean Soup

  • Step 1 Boil the dry white beans

    In a pot, add dry white beans and cover them with water. Boil the water and cook the beans on medium heat for around 30 minutes or till they become tender. Drain the water and let the beans cool down.

  • Step 2 Make soup

    In a pan, add 4 tablespoons of olive oil and let it heat. Add the chopped vegetables to the pan and saute for 3 minutes. Add the tomato puree and stir for 5 more minutes. Add the beans and water to the pan.

  • Step 3 Let the soup boil

    Cover the lid of the pan and let the soup boil for around 30 minutes on low heat. In the end, add the remaining olive oil, salt and pepper and again give a boil.

  • Step 4 Serve

    As the soup begins to become thick, remove from flame, add into bowls and serve

Cucumber Cold Soup Recipe

Summers are here and what can be better than indulging in a delicious and soul satiating cold soup made with the freshness of cucumbers, yoghurt and spices. We often relate soups to winter meals, but there are certain soups which are great for summers and make for a perfect light meal. Also this soup is made using boiled chickpeas, which adds a creamy texture and is great for weight watchers as this soup is loaded with proteins, which is also good for people suffering from Diabetes. This dish can be tweaked as per taste. Lasty, enjoy it cold with sourdough bread or crouton and share your feedback with us!

How to make Cucumber Cold Soup

  • Step 1 Peel the cucumber and cut them into small pieces

    To make this quick soup, wash and soak the chickpeas overnight, drain the water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Wash and peel the cucumber and cut them into small pieces.

  • Step 2 Blend it all

    Take a blender and add in the cucumber, green chilies, grated cucumber, chickpeas, yoghurt, black pepper, salt and coriander leaves. Keep blending till the mixture, turn into a thick creamy soup.

  • Step 3 Add roasted garlic and enjoy

    Take a pan and add olive oil along with garlic, roast well and pour over the soup, give it a nice mix. Garnish the way you like and enjoy!

Makai Shorba Recipe

There is nothing more comforting than a piping hot bowl of soup on a chilly winter day. While you might have had the popular Sweet Corn Soup, here is a unique recipe of Makai Shorba that is so easy to make and super delicious at the same time. Made with just a handful of ingredients, Makai Shorba is so creamy in texture that you will not be able to stop at just one serving. This soup recipe is low in calories which makes it perfect for those on a diet. This recipe is apt for serving as a starter during parties and family dinners. You can pair up Makai Shorba along with some roasted vegetables and this combo will make for a wholesome dinner during winters. Crunchy breadsticks or toast can also be served on the side with Makai Shorba. We have just added black pepper powder as seasoning, but if you want it spicier, you can add paprika powder to it as well. Be it kids or adults, everyone will love this recipe for sure. Do try this recipe, rate it and let us know how it turned out to be by leaving a comment in the section below. Happy Cooking!
Recipe by: Swapnadeep Mukherjee, Executive Chef, The Metropolitan Hotel & Spa

How to make Makai Shorba

  • Step 1 Prepare the corn

    Blend half the roasted corn to make a fine paste and coarsely grind the other half.

  • Step 2 Saute the ingredients

    Heat oil in a pan. Now add chopped garlic cloves and saute for a few seconds. When garlic turns golden in colour, add cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Saute for 15 seconds. Now add ginger, coriander leaves, turmeric and refined flour. Cook for another 2 mins till the colour changes to golden.

  • Step 3 Add water

    Now add water (approx. 100 ml) to the pan. Cook for another minute and stir continuously to prevent lumps. Strain the mixture into another pan and discard the residue.

  • Step 4 Soup preparation

    Now add both, pureed and coarsely grounded corn to the pan with flour mixture. Add water to adjust consistency as per need, bring to a boil and simmer for a few minutes.

  • Step 5 Season and serve

    Adjust salt and add black pepper powder as per taste. Serve hot with toast or sauteed veggies on the side.