Pumpkin Orzo And Kale Soup

Pumpkin Orzo And Kale Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Continental
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Serves: 3-4
 
The flavors are built in this soup with the sweetness of pumpkin and the fresh herbs, the winter veggie addition of Kale and the Italian Orzo supplies the carbohydrate. Hearty and light soup for those who search for vitamin and mineral based recipes to support their daily nutritional intake. Fresh chicken broth will enhance the taste and will add to the extra protein balance. Serve this hot soup anytime especially for dinner with garlic bread.
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Kale leaf chunky chops
  • 1 cup Orzo Pasta
  • 2 cup Pumpkin Cubes
  • 2White Onion
  • 4 Garlic
  • 2 Tomato
  • 2 Celery Stalk
  • 4 cups Chicken/Vegetable Broth
  • 3 teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar(opt)
  • Few Parsley chops
  • 3 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. To make the kale soup, first clean the kale leaves, trim off the hard steam from centre of each leaf, now roughly chop it.
  2. Cut the pumpkin, celery and onion in cubes.
  3. Slice the tomato in two halves.
  4. Heat a saucepan with water and cook the orzo following the package direction. Strain the water.
  5. Heat a medium saucepan with oil , pumpkin for 5 minutes then fry the onions for few minutes along with celery.
  6. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil, add the orzo and vinegar.
  7. Add the seasoning, tomato and kale leaves.
  8. Cook for 2 minutes and garnish with parsley.

 

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Mushroom Caldin Recipe

Mushroom Caldin Recipe
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Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 2
 
Mushroom Caldin is one vegetarian recipe from Goa, India born out of Portuguese influence where the mushroom is cooked in coconut milk and tamarind paste with light spices. Usually, the gravy is yellow in colour but here, only cumin and coriander powder are added. Perfect for a light meal anytime with some buttered bread on the side. It is easy and therefore you can make it for your weeknight dinner.
Ingredients
  • 200 grams Button mushrooms
  • 1 cup Coconut milk
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 5 Garlic pods
  • ¼ teaspoon Ginger , paste
  • 4 teaspoon Tamarind Paste
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder , roasted
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander Powder , roasted
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 2 teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 4 Bread slices
  • 2 teaspoon Butter
  • Salt , to taste
Instructions
  1. To begin making the Mushroom Caldin recipe, heat a medium saucepan with olive oil. Add onions and cook till they become soft and translucent.
  2. Cook for about a minute and then add ginger, garlic, and salt. Mix and cook for another one minute.
  3. After a minute, add the whole mushrooms, tamarind paste, cumin powder and stir fry for a minute. Add water, mix and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Finally, add the coconut milk and boil for few more minutes. Check for seasoning. Toast the breads on tawa with butter till almost crispy brown in colour. Serve hot.

 

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