In my house when I serve vegetable my elder one, he would go like "Euck… mummy, I don't like the one you're serving now". I suppose it would be happening in many peoples' house. These days it's becoming a tough task to get kids eat the vegetables. This require us need to be more creative in cooking healthy food for the kids. One of such dish is vegetable soup. One thing most of the kids don't like is spice (the pepper or chilli). So here we are going to make this vegetable soup with less spice, so that kids can enjoy it. We can add more pepper for spice while serving adults. I learnt this method of soup making from my younger sister-in-law. Now let's go to the recipe.
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 medium sized carrots or 1 large carrot
- 1 small turnip or 1/2 of a large one
- Knob of butter
- 1 leek
- 2 sticks of celery
- 1 small beetroot
- ½ butternut pumpkin
- Fresh parsley and thyme (you can use dried but fresh always gives a better flavour)
- Pepper – to taste
- Ghee/clarified butter – 1 tbsp
- Water – 2 to 3 cups
- Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee and a small knob of butter in a large saucepan
- Cool and blend the soup into smooth consistency. Add some chopped fresh parsley and serve.
- You can also add 1 tbsp of cream as topping if you want the soup bowl to be emptied in no time.