Winters are synonymous with comfort food. The joy of sipping on a bowlful of piping hot soup in winters is above all. Oh, and brownie points if you are all curled up in a blanket.
If just a mere mention of it got you drooling for something comforting like this, how about trying your hands at the same? Well, let us tell you that we aren’t referring here to the plain regular tomato or hot and sour soup variants.
It’s time to add some nutrition and variety to your already existing soup menu. Beat the chills with hot and simmering mushroom and coconut shorba.
The popularity of shorba among foodies in India is greatly celebrated during the winter season.
A type of hot soup or stew majorly savored in south and central Asia—traditionally—shorba is prepared with meat, which is cooked in boiling water. But today, we’ve got something for all the vegetarians out there.
Savor this authentic soupy delight by Jennie Parhar (Jennie’s Kitchen)—a home master chef on Homefoodi mobile app.
Check out the healthy shorba recipe:
300 gms mushrooms
2 onions, chopped
250 gms carrots, grated
4 garlic cloves (optional)
5 tbsp coconut, grated
1 tbsp butter
2 cups white sauce
3 cups water
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste
1. To begin with, wash the mushrooms and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
2. Crush the garlic gloves and mix the bits with the chopped onions.
3. Now heat butter in a saucepan over medium flame. Let it melt after which you can add onions and garlic. Sauté all the ingredients for at least two minutes.
4. Add mushrooms and carrots together with grated coconut and three cups of water. Allow the contents to boil for a minute.
5. With the help of a hand blender, carefully blend the mix and strain the soup.
6. To this add salt and let the contents boil for a minimum of 12 minutes.
7. Finally, add the white sauce and pepper. Mix it well and serve hot.
This soup surely doesn’t compromise on health. Here’s how
Mushrooms have become a staple in almost all Indian households—thanks to their low calorie count and versatile nature. They have a meat-like texture and are abundantly rich in vitamin D.
According to a study conducted by the Department of Nutrition Science at the University of Buffalo, regular consumption of mushrooms can have beneficial effects on weight management and immune function.
Oh, and the addition of vitamin-rich coconut along with fibre-rich carrot only enhances the nutritional value of the soupy meal.
So, without further ado, try this amazing healthy shorba recipe in the comforts of your kitchen and let us know how it worked out for you in the comments below.