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Friday, January 21, 2022

Homemade Mushroom Soup!

Mushroom Soup is very popular in soup varieties at restaurants. There is also cream of mushroom which tops up with cream.

My kids love mushoom, later read and learnt that it has more iron in it and very good for health. I very rarely cook mushroom at home, so this time tried preparing Mushroom soup and fried rice. 

Sharing the soup recipe first, do try and let me know your feedback.

Preparation time - 15mins

Cooking time - 20 mins

Serves - 2 pax


  • White button mushroom - 8 nos
  • Onion - 1/2 no or small one
  • Garlic 2 small pods
  • Sugar 1/4 tspn(optional)
  • Milk/cream - 2 tblspn (optional)
  • Black pepper - crushed or powder 1 tspn (as per taste)
  • Oil or butter or ghee - 1 tblspn
  • Salt as per taste 1/2 tspn
  • Water as required

Preparation Method

  1. Wash the mushrooms and remove the skin.
  2. Heat a kadai, add oil, garlic, onion and just saute for few minutes till its transparent.
  3. Now add mushroom and saute for few minutes. You can keep aside 1 or 2 pieces of mushroom for garnish.
  4. Add salt and off the stove
  5. Once cool grind to fine paste
  6. Now again heat kadai, add the gounded paste with water. Adjust consistency of soup (around 1 cup of water)
  7. Boil well for 3-4 minutes add chopped mushrooms.
  8. Taste and switch off the stove.
  9. Add cream or milk if you wish to do cream of mushroom.
  10. Top it with pepper powder.

Mushroom soup is ready to serve. Serve with garlic bread toast or plain toast.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Cauliflower Soup | Baby and Toddler Food | Winter Special! No oil no butter no onion no garlic

Today I prepared Cauliflower soup for my kids at lunch. School holidays started and preparing something different to the kid.  I had a medium sized flower, thought of preparing Gobi manchurian or Gobi65 but since it started raining heavily my plan changed to soup. A low fat soup with no oil no butter no onion no garlic.

Both my kids loved:-) The 14 month was more interested in trying out the new dish.

Cauliflower - 1 medium size
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water as reqd
Pepper powder - 1/2 tspn
chopped Spring onion - 1 tblspn
Turmeric - a pinch
Salt - 1/4 tspn

Preparation method
Wash, remove stem and wash florets.
Boil water with salt and turmeric. Put the cauli florets and boil.
Off the stove. Allow it to cool a bit.
Grind to fine puree in a blender or mixie.
Pour in the same pot, add milk, salt, pepper powder, water if reqd, spring onion and boil it.

Serve hot as it is or with crouton or Bruchettas.

In the pic I have added Italian seasoning on top:-)

Notes - You can add onion, garlic, or fried onions to enhance the taste.

#lowfat #soup #nooil #nobutter #noonion #nogarlic #vegetarian

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Pumpkin Soup | Winter Recipes!

I am posting a recipe after a long time, my inlaws are here and with the baby I am not able to blog. But still will post when I find time.

This week it was a bad weather in singapore, it was raining daily so all of us fell sick with cold, cough and flu. My father in law got more cold and fever. My son also has school holidays and he loves soup.

So I prepared this simple soup for the weather. They just loved it. 

Sweet Pumpkin - 200 gms or 1 cup chunks
Pepper - 1/2 tspn(adjust as per taste)
Spring onion -2 tblspns
Water 1 to 2 cups
Cream - 1 tblspn(optional)

Preparation method
Pressure cook or steam the pumpkin.
Allow it to cool a bit.
Transfer it to a mixie, add 1 cup water and blend to smooth paste.(it should not be too thick or too thick just soupy consistency)
Add spring onions, salt, pepper.
Boil it.

Garnish with cream.) I have not used

Serve hot with garlic bread or as it is. I like spicy.

PS - Adjust salt n pepper according to your taste.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Kollu Rasam/Horsegram Soup | Healthy Soup!

Kollu Rasam /Horsegram Soup is a very healthy dish or to mix with steamed rice. Checkout my previous post for Kollu Sundal here.

Kolluthanni/Water - 3 to 4 cups(As you get while steaming the kollu/horsegram for sundal)
Garlic - 2 nos(Optional)
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tblspn(As per your taste)
Jeera - 2 tspns
Tamarind water - 1 cup
Tomato - 1/2 no

Oil - 1 tspn
Ghee - 1/4 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Asafotida - a pinch
Dry Red chilli - 1no
Curry leaves few
Salt as required

Preparation Method
In a vessel add tamarind water and chopped tomato, salt and cook till tomatoes are soft.
Now add the water you to got from steaming kollu. If you wish you can also strain it once.
In a blender, garlic, jeera and pepper Grind it to fine powder.
Add this powder to the water and mix well. Add more water if required.

Once the raw smell is gone. off the stove.

Heat a pan with oil/ghee and season it mustard, asafotida, dry red chilli and curry leaves.

Kollu/Horsegram Rasam Soup is ready to serve. Enjoy it with steamed rice and Kollu Sundal.

Notes - You can also add some steamed Kollu/Horsegram to it.
Also can skip adding garlic if you do not wish.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Thakali Rasam | Tomato Soup!

Thakali Rasam is a soothing rasam when you are down with cold and cough. This doesn't have dal, so you can drink as soup or mix with rice.

Tomato - 3 nos(Ripe N Red)
Garlic - 4 nos
Whole Black Pepper - 1 tblspn(As per your taste)
Dry Red Chilli - 2 nos
Jeera - 2 tspns
Curry leaves few

Oil /ghee - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/4 tspn
Asafotida - a pinch

Salt as required

Preparation Method
In a blender, put chopped tomatoes, garlic, jeera, pepper, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Grind it to fine paste. Add little water if required.
Heat a vessel, add the blended mixture with water, salt to watery consistency and allow it to boil.(you will know by it colour)
Once the raw smell is gone. off the stove and season it with above ingredients.

Thakali Rasam / Tomato Soup is ready to serve. Enjoy hot or warm.

Notes - If you dont wish to season, you can skip the step and garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
You can also deseed and remove skin of tomato if you wish.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Simple Moong Dal | Pasiparuppu Soup!

Moong Dal/Pasiparuppu Soup is a very comforting and light on stomach. This was prepared for my father in law who was having stomach ulcer and was on non-spicy food. He liked it and so am sharing.

Moong Dal/Pasiparuppu - 1/2 cup

Ghee - 1/4 tspn
Mustard - a pinch
Hing/Asafotida - a pinch
Coriander/Cilantro - 1 tspn
Turmeric - a pinch
Green Chilli - Optional

Preparation Method
Wash, rinse and cook dal in pressure cooker with water for 4 whistles.
Once the pressure is gone, remove excess water and mash the dal with whisk fully. If it is not getting mashed, allow it to cool and grind in mixie.
In a kadai, season with ghee, mustard, hing.
Add the mashed or grounded dal mix and stir well. At this time you can add the excess dal water. It should not be too thick or too watery.
Add salt and stir. Allow it to boil.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Simple Moong Dal/Pasiparuppu Soup is ready to serve.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Brocolli Soup!!!

Brocolli Soup is a simple and healthy soup. Its good for health as its rich in iron. This is for my son, who love soups.

Brocolli - 4 big florets
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Turmeric - a pinch
Pepper powder - a pinch

Preparation Method
Wash and rinse Brocolli.
In a vessel, add brocolli, water, salt and turmeric.
Allow it to cool and blend with milk in mixie/blender. Add pepper and warm it.

Serve warm as it is or with Garlic Bread.

Brocolli Soup is ready to serve.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

I am back with Holige/Obattu Saaru/Rasam!!!

I was away from blogging for a while and was enjoying with my sis-in-law in town for holidays. Hope you all are doing good. I will be visiting your blogs soon. Since my inlaws are here, I will posting few authentic and traditional Tamil and Kerala Recipes soon.

A sweet and tangy rasam, prepared with hoorna. This is prepared for Ugadi generally after making Holige/Boli. Checkout my recipe for Obattu/Boli here.

Leftover Hoorna/Poornam water.(checkout recipe here)
Sambar/Rasam Powder - 1 tspn
Tamarind water - 1 cup

Ghee - 1/2 tspn
Oil - 1/2 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Grated coconut - 1 tspn 

Preparation Method
Mix all the ingredients in a vessel and boil well in medium flame.
Season it except coconut and garnish with coconut.

Tasty Obattu Saaru is ready to serve. Serve hot with steamed rice.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sweet Corn Soup

After posting my Vegetable Soup, I thought of continuing posting Soup recipes this week. Sweet Corn Soup is my favourite one whenever I go to restuarants. My son also loves soups.

Sweet Corn -  1/2 tin
Milk - 1/2 cup
Water- 2cups
Pepper powder - 1/2 tspn(As per your taste)
Corn flour -  1 tspn
Salt as per taste

Preparation Method
Take little portion of the corn and grind coarsely with little milk in mixie. wip it once or twice.
Heat a vessel or bowl with 2 to 3 cups of water, add corn, grounded mixture, little salt and allow it to boil.
Then mix corn flour with little water and make a paste. Pour it and mix well. Add leftover milk too.
Allow it to boil in low flame. Add pepper powder according to your taste and a pinch of sugar(optional)
Boil till the soup becomes thick. Check for salt.

Sweet Corn Soup is ready to serve.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Vegetable Soup

Soups are soothing for Winter and also when having cold. This is simple and quick.

Carrot, Beans & Cabbage - 1 cup chopped thinly.
Ginger & Garlic - 1 no. chopped or mashed.
Soya Sauce - 1 tspn
Water -  2 cups
Pepper powder - 1/2 tspn (As per your taste)

Preparation Method
In a wide vessel, add vegetables, ginger and garlic, salt with water. Boil well till veggie is half cooked.
Add pepper and soya sauce, mix well.
Add water check salt.

Serve hot.

This recipe is going to Healing Food Ginger Garlic at my space started by Siri.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Pepper Rasam

I was thinking which recipe from my list I should post next for my readers. When I also added “simple” to this thought, what came to my mind immediately is RASAM. Though various kinds of Rasams are being made, one simple, easy to make yet famous one is Spicy Pepper Rasam. This is my real favourite dish which you can have as a starter with Fried Papads as appetizer.

Tamarind water- 1 cup

Water - 4 cups
Black pepper - 1 tspn
Cumin(Jeera) - 2 tspns

Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tspn
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1 tspn
Curry Leaves - 10nos
Tomato and garlic (Optional)I have not used.

Preparation Method
Cook toor dal in cooker.
Grind pepper and cumin in mixie to fine powder
In a vessel, add tamarind water, plain water and pepper jeera powder
Allow it to boil till raw smell goes
Now take toor dal add little water to it and blend well
Add it to tamarind water and boil well
Add curry leaves and salt
Season it with ghee, oil and mustard
Check on salt once you season with ghee salt will reduce. Add little before serving if required.

Pepper rasam is ready to serve with rice. This is very tasty to drink and very good for digestion says my granny. This is also good recipe for rainy season.

Variation - For quick rasam you can skip adding dal and keep the rest of the recipe same.

Friday, December 19, 2008


WHO study says an apple in the morning is equal to 2 cups of coffee. Eating apple in the morning makes you feel brisk.

This is cream of apple soup


Apple - 1 no
Milk - 10 tspns
Maida (All purpose flour) - 1 tsp
Butter - 2 tspns
White pepper powder - 1 tspn
Salt to taste

Preparation Method

Cut the apple into pieces and make a paste in mixie.
In a sauce pan, add butter wait till it melts
Add maida and mix it to a fine paste
Add milk and stir for 5mins
Add the apple paste
Add white pepper powder and salt
If reqd add little water and mix well
Allow it to boil for 5mins

Serve hot.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Onion Rasam


Onion - 1 medium (chopped)
Tamarind - small lemon size
Water - 3 cups
Curry leaves - 2 tspns

Red Chilli - 2 nos
Mustard - 1 spn
Oil - 2 tspns
Salt to taste

Preparation Method

In a bowl, soak tamarind in 1 cup of hot water for few mins, squeeze and filter the water.

In a pan, add oil, mustard once its spluters add red chilli and fry for 1min

Add onion and saute till its transperent

Add curry leaves and saute

Heat the filtered tamarind water in a bowl.

Add water and allow it to boil.

Now add sauted onion

Add salt

Once it boils the flavour of onion with tamarind water is very yummy to drink.

It can be served with rice or as a starter soup.


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