February 16, 2009

Carrot Cabbage Soup

There was a time when soup meant only tomato soup for me. Later when I went to college, I got to know about different varieties of soup. And later with the arrival of packaged soups in the market, I got to taste various soups at home. After reading about the ill-effects of MSG, which is added to the soup powders, I stopped buying them. I do see some brands with 'No MSG' labels. If it is home made you know what goes into it and no need to trust the labels.

The purple variety of cabbage is sometimes seen in the local vegetable market near my home. The usual stir fry with this kind doesn't go well with me. I usually use this for making pulav and in soup. It gives a nice flavor to the soup. With pressure cooker, it is very easy. You can cook them on stove top too.

You need
Carrot - 1 medium sized Chopped cabbage - 1 cup
Onion - 1
garlic - 3 pods
crushed pepper -1 tspn
oil- 1 tspn
Take a pressure cooker. Heat a teaspoon of oil. Saute garlic and onion till they turn pink. Add chopped cabbage, carrot. Saute for two minutes. Add 2 cups of water, salt and peeper. Pressure cook for 2 whistles. When the pressure is fully released, blend to get a fine puree. Adjust the soup consistency by adding water. Simmer till it thickens.

I am sending this to FIC-Orange, hosted by Aparna, an event started by Sunshinemom
and to Neha for her SWC:Soups, which started at CookingStation


  1. Such a smooth and colorful soup. Good one, enjoy Jaya! :)

  2. Such a simple and healthy, fast to cook soup, why dn't u send it SWC:SOUPS gng on in my blog.., do check out..

  3. Wow simply comforting and refreshing.....

  4. A very nutritious soup, Jayasree! I love the rich color.

  5. Yumm delicious soup.
    I love red cabbage, here we make them with apples , and serve with sausages or meat bread.
    Love the colour of the soup.

  6. So nutritious & Lovely orange color!

  7. Such bright and warmy soup, lovely color.

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  9. Looks inviting:) When it comes to making soup,its always tomato soup...this one is surely a different one.Slurp slurp!

  10. Thanks for you comments Jayshree! It made my day :)

  11. what a colorful soup! looks mouth-watering. Nice entry.

    Thanks for your suggestion on the template Jaya! Check it now, I changed it a little bit. Please let me know how it looks now.

  12. I have had cabbage soup and carrot soup seperately. Never together. This is a good one. Will try it soon

  13. Unusual combination of carropt and purple/ red cabbage. Sounds quite interesting.
    I do agree about the home-made versus packet soups. They're usually high on sodium and all sorts of additives.
    Thanks for participating in FIC Orange.

  14. Looks so good Jayasree,I make only poriyal with purple cabbage...this is new to me,thanks for sharing!!

  15. Delicious combination n creamy soup looks prefect..

  16. as a kid, the only soup i knew was also tomato soup .. I am in love with all kinds of soups .. looks delicious


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