Monday, December 15, 2008

Redbell Pepper N Mushroom Soup

Mushrooms are brimming with protein, B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic), and minerals (selenium, potassium,and copper). They're low in calories and may have antibacterial substances to help the body. Cooked fresh mushrooms offer the most nutritional benefit versus the canned version that may have more sodium.Clean mushrooms only when you are ready to use them. Remove any bits of the debris on the surface, rinse with cold running water or gently wipe the mushrooms with a damp cloth, paper towel, or soft brush.Mushrooms can be frozen but they must be cleaned, cooked, and placed in a ½ cup or 1 cup container to freeze. Don't forget to mark the date on the container, frozen mushrooms will last several months.Mushrooms are versatile and may be eaten raw or cooked whole, sliced or chopped. Red bell peppers also contain lycopene, which is a carotene that helps to protect against cancer and heart disease. Bell peppers have also been shown to prevent blood clot formation and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes probably due to their content of substances such as vitamin C, capsaicin, and flavonoids. This soup is very nutritious, tasty , simple n flavoursome also with lovely colour.



5 nos Button mushrooms big sized
1no Red bell pepper
1 no Onion
1no Big potato
1 cup Coconut milk r milk
1/4cup Tomato puree or fresh tomato juice
1+1/2nos Vegetable stock cubes
2 tsp Soya sauce
1tbsp Olive oil
Salt (as per taste)
1 tsp Pepper powder
Coriander leaver or chives for garnishing
1 pinch Turmeric powder

Cut Mushrooms, red bell pepper , onion and potatoe into small pieces...Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan or else pressure cooker..add chopped onions n stir until its turns transculent, add red bell pepper n potatoes pieces..stir them togther n let it cook for a while..

Mix pepper powder n turmeric powder with a bit salt n add n mix this with the mushroom pieces n keep them aside..once bell pepper n potatoes r slightly cooked add tomato puree,soyasauce,coconut milk, vegetable stock cubes,water(adjust water as u wish) and bring them to boil..once they start boiling add mushroom n stir everything well..Cook everything in simmer for half an hour..add salt n pepper as per taste..Cool it for a while.

Blend them with a hand blender or with food processor..grind them coarsely n serve them hot with coriander or chives chopped leaves..Will be very good for dinner with some grilled bread slices r else with garlic bread..

Enjoy ur soup!!!!

21 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

wow..drooling soup

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

wonderful soup.....really hot!!!!!

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Piping hot. Looks gr8. Love the color.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colourful & perfect.. thxs for sharing...

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love soup and this soup looks yumm.
I just made mushroom soup, but then then french one with cream.

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks delicious ..perfect for these wintery day ..
Thanks Priya for sharing this recipe with us.

Raks said... Reply To This Comment

That sounds good!Lovely colour!

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks yummy n spicy yaarr..

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. nice colour!

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks delicious, loved the color !

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Great for this winter days

PG said... Reply To This Comment

a flavourfull soup! would love to have one cup now. :)
Good info on mushrooms!

yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

Love all your soup ideas priya.
May I suggest an event to send this recipe ,Weekend wokking:mushrooms.

Sukanya Ramkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely silky soup. Look so good. Nice recipe. YUM!.

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Such a yummy soup. I love mixing red bellpeppers with mushrooms, looks gr8 :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

unique combo.. super

Andhra Flavors said... Reply To This Comment

wow, love mushroom soup.

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot friends for ue kind comments..

@Yasmeen, thanks for letting me know about the event..

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow perfect for the winter nice colour very inviting priya

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

What a unique soup with coconut milk.

kamala said... Reply To This Comment

So much info in each and every post Priya..perfect for the cold weather