Saturday, June 13, 2009

Cabbage-Celery Soup

Know what you Eat - Cabbage belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables, which includes, kale, broccoli, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and kohlrabi. Cabbage is a rich source of vitamin C, of fiber, of iron, calcium, sium. The odor that it emits comes from the sulphur content of cabbage which helps the body to resist bacteria and protects the protoplasm of the cells. It is said to aid in producing glossy hair. Celery is high in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium, Manganese, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Calcium and Magnesium.



Cabbage is a vegetable which i like to stock up, it is very healthy and versatile and the whole one can stay fresh for couple of days. It goes into stir fry, cole slaw, upma, curry, kootu and what ever was the balance went into this soup. But when sauting cabbage, the odor from the sulphur is not very inviting and i decided to use celery to counter the pungent smell and the soup came out really well. That too with the addition of coconut milk it was really tasty, creamy and kid certified.

Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Serves : 4


Ingredients:

Cabbage- 4 cups(finely chopped)
Celery - 1 1/2 cups(Chopped)
Coconut Milk - 1 can (120z)
Mint - handful
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Water
Oil - 2 tsp(i used coconut oil)

Method

1) Wash, rinse, drain and chop cabbage.
2) Wash the celery and chop into fine pieces.
3) Heat a pan, add 1 tsp of oil and then add the chopped cabbage and celery pieces.
4) Saute till they are tender.
5) Let this cool and then transfer to a food processor and puree it adding little water.
6) Now peel the ginger and cut into thin strips.(Always peel the ginger and use the inner part alone).
7) Heat 1 tsp of oil and once hot add the mint leaves and ginger strips and fry till you get a nice aroma.
8) Now add the pureed cabbage and celery mixture, coconut milk and water to the desired thickness and let this simmer for 10 minutes.
9) Add salt and pepper to taste and serve it hot with your favorite bread.

Event Participation:

Original Recipes - Monthly Round up hosted by Lorie.



Cooking for Kids leafy greens hosted by Pavani originally started by Sharmi of Neivedyam.

20 comments:

Kalaivani said...

Fantastic combo.Coconut milk makes rich and creamy soup.Love the presentation.

Pooja said...

Interesting recipe ! Thanks for the nutrition facts !

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. Lovely combination..perfect presentation :)

Prathibha said...

Gal,that soup looks yummy..nice combo..
Chk your ingredients, u hv written spinach for cabbage..chk it out..

rekhas kitchen said...

hummmm such a healthy soup and as usual great info about ingredients soup look delicious.

Parita said...

Love the addition of coconut, healthy and fulfilling soup

Lisa said...

Thanks for this entry! The addition of coconut milk is very appealing.

Uma said...

Looks so yummy and healthy :)

sangeeta said...

nice presentation and a healthy soup ....i'd love the garlic bites in it.

Jyoti said...

Interesting combination ! Looks great.

Mangala Bhat said...

Looks ..soo yum! new recipe to me

Preeti Singh said...

Amazing combination....looks so great....healthy one...nice clicks.

Renu said...

This recipe is new to me .... good click and presentation ! collect your award from my blog!!!

Kalyani said...

recipe looks new to me & looks great ...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Wow,thats a lovely looking soup! Sounds delicious!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

New recipe and unique combination of ingredients. Lovely click too...

Priya said...

Very unique combination, just love the addition of coconut milk yaar!

VIDYA VENKY said...

hi,
first time to ur blog..u have a excellent blog & mouth watering recipes

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks a lot for your comments. Apreciate the time taken in visiting and leaving your comments.
Welcome Vidya to our blog.

Lore said...

Kid certified says it all! Looks sooo creamy. Thanks for sending it my way.

 
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