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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Minestrone Soup!

Hope u will enjoy it!

1 small Onion, finely chopped
1-2 Flakes of Garlic, finely chopped
2-3 large Tomatoes, finely chopped
1 Green Pepper, chopped into bite sized cubes
(u can use more veggie of ur choice like carrot,french beans,spinach)
1 cup Pasta (any,i used macaroni)
1½ cups or 1 can cooked Kidney Beans/Rajma, drained and washed
1 tbsp Tomato Paste/½ cup Tomato Puree (adjust acc to taste)
1 tsp Red Chilli Flakes (Adjust acc to taste)
1 tsp Mixed Dried Herbs/Italian Seasoning (Adjust acc to taste)
5-6 cups Vegetable Stock/2 cubes of Vegetable Stock (Optional, can use just plain Water)
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese

Heat oil in a pan and add chopped Garlic and Onions. Saute it for 1-2 minutes on a medium flame.
Now add dried Mixed Herbs or Italian Seasonings, crushed Chilli Flakes and mix well.
Mix in chopped tomatoes and sauté till it becomes pulpy, approx 1-2 mins.
Add vegetable stock or water, carrot, beans, red kidney beans, peppers, french beans, pasta and mix well. Cook on a medium flame till pasta is cooked well for about 5-10 minutes.(u can cook paste before n add it i do that)
Mix tomato puree (if using), spinach and salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasoning and cook for another 2-3 minutes.Top with some dried Parmesan cheese.
Serve hot with bread Stick...


ANJALI J. said...

hey soup looks delicious.. loved the color..

Rupali Jain said...

Thanks Anjali!

Illatharasi said...

Hi Rupali, I did checked Taste of India. I guess its wrongly saved under different name. Go ahead and report the bug to TOI.
You can do it here

I too had this problem in the beginning..... Let me know if you need any help.