Monday, September 21, 2009

Moroccan Shorba & Cardamom Flavoured Lychee Shake

Shorba is a soup which tastes like minestrone, but with lots of flavour..its a tomato based soup prepared either with small pastas or with bulgur..u can also use very well the chickpeas instead of pastas or bulgur, this is one of the comfort food that is very popular duing Ramadan in the middle east..This delicious soup can be prepared with chicken chunks, lamp meat or either with beef meat,i prepared them as vegetarian version and i went for bulgur, carrot and celery stalks prepare in a soup based with tomato puree and tomato paste..U can go for any other veggies such as Zucchini, turnips, potatoes, bellpeppers to make out this soup as u desire..coming to the lychee shake, i bought a tin of lychee last week, after having them as simple salad, i tried out this shake with cardamom curiously, this shake tastes marvellous with an awesome cardamom flavour, lychee and cardamom both works out wonder, suits incredibly during hot summer when served chilled...Am sending shake to Madhuri's Serve Me Some..Juices, shakes & Smoothies..


Moroccan Shorba:
2nos Carrot (chopped)
2nos Celery Stalks (chopped)
2nos Onions (chopped finely)
4nos Garlic cloves (minced)
1/4cup Bulgur
1/4cup Parsley leaves (chopped)
3nos Tomatoes (peeled and pureed)
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Ginger powder
1/4tsp Cumin seed powder
2tbsp Tomato paste
5cups Water
Salt
Olive oil

Heat olive oil and add the chopped onions, minced garlic cloves, chopped carrots, chopped celery stalks, chopped parsley leaves and stir everything for few minutes..add the 5cups of water and add the pureed tomatoes and tomato paste, paprika, pepper powder, cumin seed powder, ginger powder and salt, cook everything in medium flame until the veggies get cooked...finally add the bulgur, cook in simmer until they get cooked and soup turns thick..If ur bulgur grains are big, grind coarsely and add them to the soup..

Serve hot!


Cardamom Flavoured Lychee Shake:
1cup Lychee (fresh or tinned)
2cups Cold milk
Sugar as per need
1tsp Cardamom powder
Ice cubes

Blend the lychees, cold milk, cardamom powder and sugar together as shake, i didnt strain this shake..u can strain the shake and serve with ice cubes..

Enjoy!

31 comments:

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Great! love the shorba and the lychee drink makes you feel cool just with the sight.

Geetha Achal said... Reply To This Comment

சூப்பர்பாக இருக்கின்றது ப்ரியா..

ப்ர்கல் வீட்டில் இருக்கின்றது...இன்று செய்து பார்க்கின்றேன்...நன்றி.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Shorba! Soup! What a twisted combination! Looks hyperlicious! Slurp!

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

Love both of them, but at the moment i would love that cardamom lychee one.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

wow Priya just love the variation u bring in the food and the way u cook ...really admire :)

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

lychee with cardamom sounds interesting...even the moroccan shorba is equally tempting..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dishes, you rock with your wide array of multi cuisine cooking.

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

greAT BLOG.. First time here. the lychee drink sounds so easy and new to me.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Very comforting soup would to great for my sore throat :)

Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Wow what a delicious recipes...loved both...yumm yumm...

Gita said... Reply To This Comment

Nice and different recipes Priya...never tried adding bulgur in soups before...the lychee soup is also an excellent low-cal dessert...thanks for sharing these awesome recipes :)

En Samaiyal said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me ... looking nice & yu soup..

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so good!Used to have lychee icecream when in India..

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Love both the dishes..shorba looks inviting and lychee soups looks yummmm!

Gethan said... Reply To This Comment

interesting and mouth-watering recipes

munchcrunchandsuch said... Reply To This Comment

mouthwatering recipes.

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

wow delicious shorba recipe and hummmm lychee soup..... interesting priya both looks great

Indrani said... Reply To This Comment

excellent delicious and healthy soup, Priya & lychee soup sounds great...very unique...just lovely

priya said... Reply To This Comment

Hi dear,

Please collect ur award from my blog!

Jyoti V said... Reply To This Comment

Wow both looks so good. Your variations are really good :)

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

The lychee reminds I should post my lychee drink too! Love ur shorba!

Abhilash said... Reply To This Comment

this drink looks cool.... Soups I am not interested so no comments , but yours look nice... appearance :)

Padma said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely dishes Priya... love the flavor of cardamom...

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Sireesha said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and ravishing shorba and shake..

Aysha said... Reply To This Comment

Two great recipes dear...pls come and collect your awards from my blog dear

chakhlere said... Reply To This Comment

wow!! Both look so delish. I am drooling. Slurrrrrrrrrrrrrrp!!

s said... Reply To This Comment

just love the selection of recipes in your blog....the shorba and lychee look just fantastic..

Pavithra said... Reply To This Comment

Wow this looks great and yum yumm...came to know more morrocan recipes from u

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

yum.the shorba is very new to me.the lychee soup is great innovation

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

ஷோர்பா+லிட்சி சூப் கலக்கலா இருக்கு ப்ரியா!!