Vegetable Coconut Soup

Vegetable Coconut Soup
  • 7-8 mushrooms cut into to 4 pieces
  • 2 medium size carrots cut in oval shapes
  • 1 green capsicum cut in slant pieces
  • 1 red capsicum cut in slant pieces
  • 12-15 pieces of french beans cut in slant of 1" each
  • 1/2 a medium size cauliflower/broccoli cut into florets
Stir fry all of the above vegetables in 1 tbsp of oil and keep aside ,should remain crunchy.
Remaining ingredients
  • 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
  • to be dry roasted ,till you get a nice fragrance then keep aside .
  • 2 cups of curd
  • 1 onion ground to a paste
  • 10-12 garlic pods ground to a paste
  • 5-8 green chillies and 1 " pc ginger ground to a paste (can add or lessen green chillies according to taste,no red chillies is used in this receipe )
  • 2 cups of thick coconut milk (used 2 sachets of coconut powder ,as per instruction)
  • 3 cups of vegetable stock/hot  water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 chopped spring onions
  • Lime juice to be put on serving .
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • In a kadhai add the oil ,when it becomes warm add the onion and garlic paste Saute till it becomes a nice beige brown
  • Add the ginger and green chillies paste and saute till the raw smell of the ginger goes
  • Now add the vegetable stock  ,when it comes to boil add the besan mixed with water to a paste.
  • Put the besan paste through a sieve and at the same time stir the broth continuously, so that lumps do not form .
  • Whip the curd and add to the kadhai
  • Add salt to taste
  • Mix it in well ,and let it come to a boil
  • When the broth starts rising, lower the flame and add the coconut milk .
  • Stir it all nicely
  • Now add the stir fried vegetables and cook for few minutes .
  • Check for salt .
  • Can add more broth or water depending how soupy you would prefer .
  • Serve with noodles and lime
  • Garnish with chopped spring onions
Quick vegetable stock
  • Add the peels and stems of the vegetables in a pot of water ,along with it put few pods od garlic ,one small piece of ginger and little salt .Once it comes to a boil, lower the flame and cook for 20-30 minutes.
  • Strain and use the broth .
  • Serve hot