Soups

Pumpkin soup

Pumpkin soup

Ingredients
.1 kg pumpkin (peeled and cut into dices)
.2 onions (chopped)
. ½ cup fresh leeks (chopped)
.50g butter
.1 tbsp sugar
. 400 ml milk
.2 cups chicken stock
.45 ml fresh cream
.salt
.Blackpepper
.pumpkin seeds (optional)




Methods
.Melt butter in a saucepan, add chopped onions and leeks, stir and cook for 5 minutes
.Add pumpkin and cook on low heat till it become soft
.Add sugar, salt, Blackpepper and cook for more 5 minutes
.Add milk and chicken stock. Mix well. Cover and let simmer for 30 minutes
.Remove from heat pour the mixture in serving bowl
.Garnish with fresh cream and pumpkin seeds

Kidney beans stew

kidney bean

Ingredients
.2 ½ cups kidney beans (soaked overnight or in hot water for 2 hours and drained)
.2 onions (chopped)
.2 tbsp tomato puree
. 1 small potato (cut into dices)
.1 small carrot (cut into dices)
. ½ tbsp ginger paste
. ½ tbsp garlic paste
.1 tbsp red chili powder
.3 ½ cups water
. ¼ cup vegetable oil
.Salt
.coriander leaves for garnish




Methods
.Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add chopped onions, and fry till golden brown. Add ginger and garlic paste. Stir for few seconds. Add tomato puree, chili powder and salt. Stirring occasionally.
.Add beans, potatoes, carrot and water .stir and close the pressure cooker. Cook for 25 minutes
.Remove from heat, serve in a serving bowl
.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve

Chilled cauliflower soup

Cauliflower soup

Ingredients
.1 kg cauliflower (cut into Flowerettes)
.1 Onion (chopped)
.1 ½ cups water
.3 cups milk
.1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp chives (chopped)
. ¼ white pepper
.salt





Methods
.put cauliflower, onion, salt and water in a pressure cooker
.close the pressure cooker, Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes
.remove from heat, open the pressure cooker, blend the mixture with a handy blender to make it smooth
.refrigerate until well chilled (approximately 4 hours)
.Add milk, pepper and cream, stir and refrigerate for more 1 hour
.garnish with chives and serve cold