Welcoming another winter again….this is my 3rd winter season after coming here in tashkent….its raining here for last few days and temperature is coming down … getting ready with jackets and boots again :).
1st year i was very excited to see snow….lazzzy morning…..and lying down in sofa under blancket and watching tv….having some hot coffee/tea…munching home baked cookies or snacks awww…… but when i enjoyed the essence of spring and summer season…i really don wanna welcome winter..( alot of fresh and sweet fruits…. fresh air with greenery…..going out with just slippers and cotton tops…..walk freely….sitting in parks and watching kids playing..omg i have to wait another 6 months to get all those luxury back).Yeh after coming here i witnessed all 4 seasons at its core – spring,summer,autom and winter ( back in uae…we had only hard core summer and slight winter ;)…..even then i miss u alot UAE….i have alot of sweet memories there)…. god has given its own speciality to all countries…..
Its raining outside…so i thought i will make healthy, simple, yet delicious soup for this evening…..yes beatroot soup :)…lets see how its made…
Health Tips :-
• Beet is an excellent source of folic acid,fibre,manganese and pattassium.
•It helps to stimulate liver detoxification process, which also helps to lower blood pressure.
•But beetroots are high in oxalates,that could increase the risk of kidney stone.
1- Beetroot – 250g
2- Onion – 1 small
3- Garlic – 2 cloves
4- Butter – 1 table spoon (see tip)
5- vegetable stock cube – 1
6-Salt and pepper – to taste
7- Water – 2 cups
8- Lemon juice – 1 tsp (see tip)
1- Pressure cook the beetroot and 3/4 of onion and 1 garlic upto 3 to 4 whistle with 1 cup of water.
2- Grind the cooked veg with water which used for boiling to a smooth paste.
3- Heat a deep skillet and melth butter and add 1/4 onion 1 garlic chopped. Saute till its light brown.
4- Pour the grinded smooth mixture to the butter and saute and cook for 2 to 3 mins.
5- Now add veg stock cube and 1 cup of water, salt and pepper to taste and boil.
6- Now add lemon juic.
7- Garnish with dill leaves and serve hot.
● You can substitute butter with olive oil or completely avoid oil for more healthier version.
● Increase or decrease lemon juice according to tanginess you like.
● Take good care while adding the salt,since veg stock cubes may have enough salt.