Carrot  soup is packed with carotenoids, natural plant pigments that are abundant in carrots . For example, carotenoids can protect your cells from the damaging effects of free radicals and boost your immune system. As a bonus, this soup is rich in fiber.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Medium Onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder (toasted)
  • 250gm Carrots, sliced
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon (Daalchini)
  • 30gm Rice
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric
  • Few sprigs Fresh Coriander (Dhaniya)
  • 1/2 Litre Vegetable stock
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger

Method:

  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, heat up some olive oil.

  2. Add the onions,ginger, garlic and saute it for 3 minutes.

  3. Now add the carrots, all spice and saute for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Add the Vegetable stock and cook on a simmer for 10 minutes.

  5. Add the rice and cook until the rice and carrots are cooked.

  6. Using a large spoon, remove some of the rice and reserve it as a garnish after the soup has been finished.

  7. Add the lemon juice, mint and coriander.

  8. Blend the smooth puree, garnish with rice & coriander.

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