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..
2nos Carrot (chopped)
2nos Celery Stalks (chopped)
2nos Onions (chopped finely)
4nos Garlic cloves (minced)
1/4cup Parsley leaves (chopped)
3nos Tomatoes (peeled and pureed)
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Ginger powder
1/4tsp Cumin seed powder
2tbsp Tomato paste
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..
Cardamom Flavoured Lychee Shake:
1cup Lychee (fresh or tinned)
2cups Cold milk
Sugar as per need
1tsp Cardamom powder
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..