Sunday, January 3, 2010

Portuguese Bean Soup/Sopa De Feijao

Portuguese bean soup which is quite an easy, healthy, filling and fantastic soup with plenty of veggies and beans..This portuguese bean soup is one of the local favourite and this soup tastes incredible when its cold or rainy days..Its seems each and everyone had their own personnal interpretation of this dish and traditionally this dish is mainly prepared with tomato base ingredients and gets its rich flavour from smoked ham hocks which i completely omitted in this recipe and prepared with plenty of veggies like carrots, potatoes, cabbages, celery ,diced tomatoes cooked with tomato paste and herbs with tinned red kidney beans..We enjoyed having this fantastic, filling and hearty soup for our dinner yesterday and we loved it...These soup goes directly to AWED-Portuguese which am hosting,the event started by DK..



2nos Yellow onions (chopped)
1cup Carrots (diced)
1cup Celery (diced)
3nos Potatoes (cubed)
3cups Cabbage (chopped coarsely)
4nos Tomatoes (diced)
2tbsp Tomato paste
3nos Garlic cloves (minced)
2cans Red kidney beans
5cups Vegetable broth
1/4cup Parsley leaves (chopped)
3nos Bay leaves
3/4tsp Pepper powder
Olive oil
Salt

In a large pot, heat the olive oil and saute the bay leaves, chopped onions and minced garlic cloves..once the onions turns transculent, add the chopped parsley leaves, followed by diced carrots, diced celery, diced tomatoes,diced potatoes and saute for few minutes, finally add the chopped cabbages,tomato paste, salt, pepper powder and cook everything again for few minutes, now add the red kidney beans and vegetable broth, keep the flame in medium flame and cook everything for 20minutes..finally put the flame to simmer and cook until the veggies get well cooked..

Serve hot with chopped parsley leaves and with buttered bread slices..

18 comments:

  1. Lovely soup. You surely are a PRO in all the cuisines.

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  2. The soup sounds wholesome,wish i cud have a bowl :)

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  3. Colorful soup and very new to me...

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  4. Wish you a very happy new year Priyaa :)

    Soup looks amazing...and i just loved that color.. :) so tempting snap dear.. :)

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  5. Eye-catching soup. Must taste delicious.

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  6. Can u pls pass me the bowl of soup Priya..I'm feeling hungry even after having my bf:(

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  7. I ve seen this soup in net- Great choice for Portuguese event!

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  8. Looks very delicious ,warm & comforting. I love the color of the soup too.

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  9. Nice soup,sounds great & very inviting!!

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  10. Hi Priya,
    A bowl of hot n delicious Soup... simply mouthwatering:)

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  11. Hearty and filling soup Priya, looks comforting :)

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  12. wow lovely yummy soup... perfect for the event too...

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  13. Sure a healthy soup with all those veggies!

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  14. lovely soup,quiet a different one but looks delicious

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  15. Colourful and tempting soup....

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  16. wish you a happy new years priya!
    Soup sounds absolutely delicious.

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  17. Wow lovely it is a full meal in it self amazing recipe priya.

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  18. Looks very close to Minestrone soup..I can only imagine how delicious it must have been!

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