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Winter is all about binging on comfort food. All you want to do is layer up in winter wear, and eat certain foods to keep yourself warm. Now the problem is all those traditional winter foods are high in calories and can lead to weight gain. And we understand that you don’t want to compromise on taste and comfort as well.
So, how do we resolve this dilemma of yours? Well, we have a solution. Guys! We have for you this season’s best comfort food that is not just yum to eat, but is super-duper healthy too.
We present to you – A bowlful of spring onions and potato soup.
Well, first things first – they are delicious to eat. Apart from that, from maintaining your weight to keeping you warm — this bowl of soup does it all!
Spring onion is rich in various nutrients like vitamin A, B6, C, and calcium. Plus, it is an excellent source of dietary fibre. All these nutrients do not just keep toxins away from your body, but also help to manage your weight, fight inflammation, reduce cholesterol, and also reduce the risk of heart issues. As spring onions have antioxidants in abundance, your skin and hair problems can also be tackled without any hassle.
We know you shy away from potatoes but the fact of the matter is that you really don’t have to, until you are eating them in moderation. They don’t just help you stay full, but also extend support in reducing sugar cravings. Diabetics can also eat them, but after proper consultation with their doctors.
So enough gyaan, now let’s learn what all you need to make your own bowl of spring onion and potato soup. Let the fun begin:
250 gms spring onion, roughly chopped
1 big potato, roughly chopped
50 gms boiled sweet corn
2-4 cloves of garlic
1 small part of ginger root
Salt to taste
1 tsp oregano powder
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chaat masala
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp ghee to sauté vegetables
Grated low-fat cheese for garnish
500 ml water
Step 1: Take a pan and put it on medium flame. Once the pan is heated, add ghee, garlic cloves, and garlic.
Step 2: After a minute, add potatoes and sauté them. Once they are properly greased, add spring onions. Cover the pan and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes.
Step 3: Now add 250 to 300 ml water, and cover the pan again. Cook the veggies until the time they are properly cooked (especially potato).
Step 4: Keep the pan off the flame and transfer the veggies to a grinder. Form a smooth paste.
Step 5: Transfer the paste in the pan again, and put it on low flame.
Step 6: Add salt, oregano, and cumin powder. Adjust the consistency of the soup by adding water to it.
Step 7: Once it reaches your required consistency, transfer it to a soup bowl. Add lemon juice and mix it well.
Step 8: Sprinkle chaat masala and garnish the soup bowl with grated cheese and boiled sweet corn.
Now tuck into your blanket and enjoy this comforting and healthy bowl of soup!
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