Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Creamy Corn and Vegetable Soup



Now is the best time to enjoy soup when the days are dull, cold and gloomy. Having said that we had spring like temperatures today. I am not complaining, but you can still enjoy this creamy soup anytime. I was inspired by Ellie krieger to  make this creamy soup. It's very low in calories and very hearty too. I gave it a twist by adding some coconut milk. The fresh basil at the end boosts the flavor a ton. I am a big fan of cilantro, but basil gives it a unique flavor. I made this  soup 2 weeks ago but did'nt have time to blog it. I made mine a little runny, but you can make it very creamy if you decrease the water. the ground corn gives the creaminess for this soup.

If you want a chinese twist, add some soy sauce, chilli sauce, but remember to cut down the salt :))

So, get your soup pots and get going!

Get Ready:

  • 1 cup frozen corn ( thawed)
  • 1/4 cup warm milk (1%)
  • 1 & 1/2 cup diced veggies ( potato, carrot, red and orange  bell pepper)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 rsp chopped ginger
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • salt as needed
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/3 cup water  to used used in small increments ( can be replaced with vegetable broth)
  • 3 tbsp coconut milk powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Go:

  • Add the coconut milk powder to the warm milk and whisk till well blended.
  • In a blender puree the corn with the milk, coconut milk combo till creamy and set aside.
  • In a pan heat oil, add the onion, garlic and saute till the onions are translucent.
  • Add the chilli, ginger and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the diced vegetables saute for few mins, add little salt and very little water just enough to cook the vegetables.
  • Add the creamy corn puree.
  • If the soup is too thick add a little water to to your desired consistency
  • season with salt and black pepper as needed.
  • Let it come just to boil and turn the heat off.
  • Add roughly chopped basil leaves and serve hot with soft roll or a salad.

11 comments:

  1. I have all these ingredients at home and always looking for soup recipes for my lunch - will try this soon.

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  2. Soup looks soo delicious,hearty and yummy..

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  3. Hearty, wholesome and filling soup..

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  4. One of my fav..looks so warm.. so apt for the weather :)

    US Masala

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  5. Such a nice filling soup..Its damn cold outside and this is something i want right now...

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  6. Creamy and yummy soup, love the addition of veggies in this recipe...

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  7. very tempting soup with awesome presentation Priya..
    Tasty appetite

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