Saturday, 9 February 2013

Tangy veggie & pasta soup

Its winter now. Today & tomorrow winter storm and Blizzard will drop around 2 feet of snow...In this snowy weather I want to warm myself with some hot hot soup. So decided to make this  healthy & filling Soup for a Perfect light dinner for my family. This can be served as a main dish for the dinner.. a perfect combination of all the veggies, pasta, tofu & some tomatoes for a tangy flavor ....This is an easy home made soup which can be made with pantry staples & will provide u a pleasant warmness from cold. 


2 tbsp. olive oil
½ cup tofu- cut in cubes
¼  cup onion chopped
2tblsp sweet corn
½ cup cut bell peppers ( U can use red, green or yellow)
¼ cup chopped  beans
¼ cup carrots, sliced
2 tblsp olives sliced
½ cup boiled chickpeas 
1 cup broccoli florets (you can add or replace any vegetables)
2-3 large tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
 2tblsp minced garlic
 2-3 green chilli chopped
1/2  cup pasta uncooked ( I have used penne pasta & macaroni)
 1 tbsp. Chopped cilantro
 1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. dried Basil leaves
 salt as per the taste
black pepper 1tblsp
butter cubes  (optional)

Cook the pasta & drain. Heat 1 tsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add the cut tofu & stir fry till light brown.
In a cooker add 1 ½ cup of water, whole tomatoes, garlic cloves & green chillies. Pressure cook the tomatoes till done. Remove the lid. let it cool. Then remove the skin from the tomatoes. In a blender add all the boiled tomatoes, garlic & green chilles with ½ cup of cooked water. Blend & make tomato puree. Keep the tomato stock to use later.
In a large pan, heat the olive oil.  Add minced garlic cloves & sauté for 1 min. Then add all the veggies and sauté until the vegetables are just tender.
Now add the tomato puree, cooked stock, & salt and. Simmer for 10 minutes.
Add the cooked  pasta, boiled chickpeas, stir frid tofu, basil and oregano and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. 

Season with pepper & chopped cilantro. Sprinkle each bowl with 1 cube butter & serve hot.

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Saras said...

Tongue tickling soup..sounds interesting dear..Thanks for linking to my event..

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