Spiced beetroot soup – Healthy and aromatic soup recipes

Spiced beetroot soup – Healthy and aromatic soup

Spiced beetroot soup is simple recipes slightly spicy,healthful,satisfying greens and an aromatic touch of spices.  This is  an exotic spicy not only a fabulous color but delicious and nutritious too

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Spiced beetroot soup ingredients

  • Split  orange or yellow lentils – 100 gm
  • Beetroot – 400 gm (peeled and cut into 2 cm chunks
  • Boiling water – 1 litre
  • Tinned coconut milk – 180 ml
  • Salt – to taste

For the spices

  • Vegetable oil – 2 tsp
  • Black  mus tad seeds – 2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds crushed – 1 tsp
  • Curry leaves – a handful
  • Fresh coriander leaves – 2 tbsp
  • Double cream to drizzle (optional)

Wash the lentils well.. If using yellow lentils,soak for 3 hours then drain.  To a large pan add the prepared lentils,the beetroot and the boiling water.  Bring to a boil and  then reduce the heat, partly cover with a lid and simmer,stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes ,until the beetroot and lentils are tender.  Add little more boiling water id the mixture starts to look dry,but don’t add too much as you don’t know a watery soup

Blend the mixture to a smooth puree, the strain through a fine sieve.  Return the puree to a clean pan and stir in the coconut milk and salt.  If necessary, add a little more boiling water to thins the soup,but it should be quite thick and velvety.  Keep warm over a low heat

To prepare the spices heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium high heat and have a led handy.  When the oil starts to just smoke add the mustard seeds, cover the pan( the seeds fly all over the place as they crackle and pop) and turn the heat down.  After 10-15 seconds add the cumin and the curry leaves and fry for 1 minute

Tip the contents of frying pan, including any oil into the soup and stir well.  Taste, add salt if necessary,and dilute with hot water or a little more coconut milk if you prefer a lighter soup.  Stir in the fresh coriander and serve in bowls,drizzled with a swirl of double cream if you like

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