Monsoon is a season for garam chai's and pakoras and although you may enjoy the weather in all its glory, it's also a good idea to keep yourself warm before the rains take their toll on you.
So, here are some piping hot soups that will help you keep you toasty this rainy season.
Almost every parent has had trouble getting their little ones to gobble up those leafy greens and palak surely falls in that category. Spinach soup however, is healthy and tasty. And be it a kid or a parent, its subtle flavours of onion, garlic, butter and pepper are sure to delight everyone. In fact, that's all you need to create this delicious soup. Also, it takes less than 20 minutes to cook, which makes it the perfect quick fix after a long, rainy day at work.
Broccoli is another green vegetable that kids (and some adults) run away from. But, what they’re forgetting are its innumerable health benefits. So if you’re looking for ways to incorporate this vegetable into your family's diet, blending it into a soup with pureed broccoli along with milk may just be the best idea. It tastes so good, they’re sure to slurp it up.
Now this one's an all-time favourite! Tomato soup brings with it all kinds of memories. From train journeys to picnics, this simple but delicious soup was everywhere. And why not? It’s just that easy to make. It can be made plain with just tomatoes or it can be paired with other veggies like carrots and beetroot which makes it taste even better and adds to the nutritional value. Getting kids their daily dose of veggies has never been easier.
Who doesn't love the combination of chicken and noodles? This is one soup that can have varied flavours and preparations, going from just a subtle tang to outright spicy. So make your monsoon evenings even more fun with this amazing yet healthy soup. Oh and you can even add in some pureed vegetables to the chicken stock for flavour and an extra dose of nutrients.
For all you cheese and potato lovers, you can now make soup using baked mashed potatoes! For the flavours to pop, just include a hint of garlic and parsley in the mashed potatoes along with some milk, cream and cheese. Once you’re done making your potatoes, just blend it well along with the vegetable stock and enjoy! You could garnish it with some bacon or grilled chicken and cheddar or mozzarella cheese to make it a hearty meal.