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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Carrot Soup

Carrot Soup - A Healthly evening snack for kids



Ingredients ::
Carrots - 1/2 kg
Onion - 3-4
Milk - 1 - 2 glasses
Cornflour - 2 tsp
Salt / Pepper - To taste


Preparation :
In a pan / pressure cooker add little oil/butter and fry onions. Then add carrots and fry for 2 minutes. Add 1/2 glass of water. Now you may either cook in pressure cooker for 2 whistles or keep in microwave high for 6 - 7 minutes. When done, remove from fire / microwave and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Then blend it well in a mixie. You may add water according to the thickness you prefer. It can be little more watery than the consistancy you want it to be as we will be adding cornflour which will thicken the soup.
In the same pan in which you cooked carrots, add little butter and pour in the liquid. Allow it to boil. Now add 1 glass of milk. In a bowl mix 1/2 glass of milk and corn flour and add to the mixture keeping it in low flame. Now when the gravy starts boiling it will thicken and will come to a soup consistency. You may add more water or cornflour depending on the preferred thickness.

Add salt & pepper and your soup is ready to be served hot. You may also add a pinch of sugar if you like it a bit sweet.

P.S :: When adding cornflour, add little by little and keep stirring to avoid lumps. Also it is better to keep the flame low which will help in avoiding formation of lumps.

I have used Carrots for this soup this time. You may use any vegetable instead of carrot and follow the same procedure as above. Tastes different based on the taste of vegetables.

Serves - 5 - 6

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