Thursday, 10 May 2007

Weekend Lunch Series: Corn-Zucchini Soup

A soup CAN be a whole meal sometimes... this recipe proves it so!
I don't know about anyone else, but soup is all I crave during those times I run myself ragged from various activities. We had one such day last week and I put together this soup in a jiffy...I had some garlic bread in the freezer and it went well with this delicious, creamy soup... try it sometime...

Here is what you will need:

  • 1 cup Corn- fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup Zucchini- chopped
  • 1 Onion- chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic- chopped
  • 1 tbsp- Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup - heavy cream (optional) you can use milk in its place too.
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp- all purpose flour
  • Salt, Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp- Italian or other dried herbs ( I used a French Seasoning Mix)
  • Sprinkle of Lime Juice
  • Optional - you can use chopped bell peppers and potatoes in this soup too
  • 1/2 cup of water
In a deep pan, heat some oil, add the chopped onions and garlic. Saute till golden brown. Add the Corn and the Zucchini pieces with a bay leaf. After around five minutes, add the all purpose flour and mix well. Add the water and the cream. Add the rest of the seasonings and bring to a boil. After it comes to a boil,discard the bay leaf, use a hand held blender to bring it to the consistency you like. I left some whole pieces in there...and coarsely blended the soup. Add some Lime juice and more black pepper on top, serve hot with a piece of warm garlic bread.

That's it....what can be so simple than that....and perfect for those busy or lazy weekends...Enjoy.

See you all next week with a perfect recipe for the Spring: Gujarati Series: "Chauli-Ringan Shaak"

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks delish as always!!!!!

Coffee said...

AAHHH!!!!! Thats delicious!!!!!!

Loved the new look of your blog. :)

Kyan che tu??? Left a msg on your yahoo...... haven't seen you in a while.

Nalini said...

very hearty and simple!!! perfect for me as I am trying to diet!!:-))

Roopa said...

wow delicious! A very good appetizer too!

Swapna said...

Hey T,
That's a hearty soup..and guess what..I have corn and I have zucchini. so m making this soup sometime soon..
Btw, nice snap of u..

musical said...

Delish soup, Trupti. Cure to all things :). I bought some zucchini and corn is always there in my freezer, so will make this for my dinner tonight :). Thanks for making me this yummy dinner, dear :). Btw, is that you in the picture! you look like a lil' gudiya rani there :).

hugs,
surili.

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Soup looks good. Thanks for sharing this recipe

Prema Sundar said...

I love garlic bread with any soup. Corn - zuchini soup looks Yummmm

TheCooker said...

Nice photo of yours.
corn-zuchhini: unsual combo. looks good though.
-TC

archana said...

A very filling soup. Does Zucchini have any Indian veg substitute

asuph said...

well same question as previous commentor: is there a indian version of Zucchini?

thanks,
asuph.

indosungod said...

Soup looks delicious, never tried Zucchini with the corn. Soup with garlic bread is a favorite no whine meal in my house.

Birthday wishes to Shail and hope he had a fantastic celebration with the Spiderman cake.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Richa said...

soup and garlic bread sure makes such a tasty complete meal :) Zucchini aney corn, saras combo lagey che! cute pic there :) have a great wknd!

Asha said...

Delicious!You love corn,don't you?:D

Have a great weekend and Have a fabulous Mom's day.Hugs and kisses!:))

Sandeepa said...

Yummm...Have a great weekend and fun on Sunday :)
Hey you didn't describe the B'day party, what food did you have ?

trupti said...

Thanks all for your comments.....

Archana and Asuph: you can use "Galkas" or even just plain doodhi in place of zucchini...they're of similar taste and texture.

Sia's Corner said...

well...i have turned into a soup lover and twice a week we have soups with breads for dinner:) won't say that i am on diet coz i end up eating good portion of garlic bread;) corgetts in soup is a gr8 idea T. i have bookmarked this recipe:) so will let u know pretty soon how it turns out.
sorry, been busy with extra work load. not been able to check ur blog and other blog since couple of days:( office work seems to be taking major chunk of daily hours:( will reply to ur mail soon...tc hon:)

Garrett said...

Oooh, I have a ton of zucchini left over from making cupcakes for a pot luck, I think they'll have to be dedicated to this soup!

Sharmi said...

such a comfort soup. the pic make me feel so cozy! easy to make recipe.
btw is that you in the pic? you look very pretty.

have a nice weekend
love
sharmi

Vcuisine said...

Feel like drinking it Trupti. The color is tempting. Well presented. Viji

Jaya said...

Trupti,
this soup sounds so tasty , and plus point is that its simple and quick ...
coming here after along time ,your blog looks so well arranged and beautiful ..
hugs and smiles
jaya

Cynthia said...

I've never been a big soup eater but I do enjoy a good bowl of soup; it really seems to have some magical power that renews us... maybe it's all those ingredients melding in one pot...

Yours looks simple and tasty.

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

asuph said...

thanks trupti,

and goes without saying, it looks delicious.

AM I A HINDU? said...

Namasthe Trupti: looks very delicious. I really wish I could make them just like you.

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