January 12, 2011

Simple Vegetable Pasta Soup

“Good soup is one of the prime ingredients of good living.  For soup can do more to lift the spirits and stimulate the appetite than any other one dish.”
Louis P. De Gouy, ‘The Soup Book’ (1949) 
Among all kind of foods, I consider soup as one of the most healthiest, tastiest and the easily made dishes. I am not talking about the canned or the ready-to-make soups but purely the homemade ones. After a tiring day, a bowl of hot healthy soup makes our day to start over again. It helps to regain the power of energy which we have shaded all day long and gives the taste of heaven in just a single sip. Of course if it is a tasty soup the warmth of it is totally uncompromised.:)  

Our dinner will not be completed if a hot bowl of soup is not served. In my parent's house, I could not recall a day when a bowl of soup was not served. My mom is a wonderful cook and I should mention my dad too, whose cooked food make you smacking your fingers and the plate till the end. My mom's way of cooking or rather it's better to say the motto of cooking is "Less spice makes healthy foods". Dad's motto of cooking is "More spicier more tastier". From my mom, we (my sister and I) learn the traditional Bengali cooking and from dad, we learn the fusion style of cooking and also at the same time we are introduced with the different tastes of the world which our dad loves to experiment in his free times and we love to devour them in no time.
So my sister and I are grown up in the custom of gutting all kind of foods and both us, for this reason, grow up a passion to taste and cook any kind of food. But this tradition, of having a bowl of soup before dinner, vanishes for meanwhile when I got married. In my In-laws' house a bowl of soup is more fancier than a habit. So after I became little quondam in there, to introduce my own choices, the first thing I started the soup before dinner. Now it has become a wont for my hubby and for my daughter, to make their meal satisfied if they have a bowl of soup prior to the main course meal.
 When I was going through my recipe list I found no soup recipe is listed yet. That means no post on any soup. So today I am going to post a soup recipe which is very easy to make, filling, refreshing and comforting in anytime.
Simple Vegetable Pasta Soup
Vegetable Stock/ Water- 3 cups
Boiled Pasta- 1 cup
Assorted Vegetables cut in to small pieces - 2 cups (Like- Green Peas, Beans, Carrots, Bamboo shoot, spinach, etc. )
Spring onion/Scallion separated- 4 sticks
Garlic chopped- 1 table spoon
Ginger chopped- 1 tea spoon
Salt , Sugar and pepper- As per taste
Vinegar- 1 tea spoon
Oil/Butter- 1 tea spoon
1. In a deep dense pan pour the stock/water, the vegetables and vinegar. Add salt as per taste and boil till the vegetables become semi tender. Take it off the stove and reserve.
2. In another pan heat the oil/ butter. Add the garlic, fry till it turns brown. And the white part of the scallion and sauté for 2-3 mnts. Add the ginger and the pasta. Fry for a minute. Add a pinch of salt, sugar and pepper. Then add the green part of the scallion and pour it in the reserved soup. Boil for couple of minutes. Serve hot and enjoy.

1. If you want make it a nonveg sopu then use chicken broth in stead of vegetable stock.
2. Add boiled chicken and fry it along with the garlic. And add an egg at the end of cooking the soup to give the texture of an egg drop soup.
3. If you want make it little bit hot add a finely chopped green chilli along with the garlic.

Sending this to Sameena's SOUP RECIPE event.


aipi said...

So comfy n hearty n warm..perfect for this weather!!

US Masala

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Who can resist a steaming healthy bowl of soup. And Soup like this can be a filling healthy meal.Back in Haridwar, during winters we often had soup for dinner. Tomar pasta soup darun hoyeche dekhte.

Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Vegetable pasta soup looks delicious love the clicks.

Kuntala said...

Kamalika, soup always was and still is a restaurant food for me. But your recipe seems very doable. I will try making it at home and let you know. Nice pictures!

Dr.Sameena Prathap


Beautiful bowl of soup dear..Check out the soup recipes event in my blog!!:)



Priti said...

Nice n healthy ...and liked those miniature ..looks so cute

Jay said...

Delicious n healthy soup...fantastic clicks dear..
Tasty appetite

Pushpa said...

Pasta soup with veggies looks delectable.

Satrupa said...

A perfect bowl of soup for a cold wintery eve. The soup looks gr8 with the green orange and whites !
Lovely Clicks too



Priya said...

Wat a comforting,complete filling soup,prefect winter warmer..

Gouri Guha said...

A bowl of hot soup like this is so inviting. The soup looks great in the picture and appetising too...
Lovely clicks.

Indrani said...

Slurrp...amio tomar ei bowl of soup ek minute sesh kare dite pari...virtually kore dilam, ja dekhte hoyeche na, kamalika, none can resist

Gulmohar said...

Such a timely recipe dear...
Good luck with your move :-)

Sulagna said...

Wow..looks absolutely tempting !!

Sushma Mallya said...

filling & healthy soup...looks very delicious...

Sayantani said...

darun recipe kintu soup er modhye oi sada guro guro gulo ki?

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Now Serving said...

love this kinda soup and we tend to make a version of this almost every weekend for lunch! Cheers, priya

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They look mouthwatering...should try it soon..

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