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Enjoy The Festive Season With The Colourful Beetroot Soup

Enjoy The Festive Season With The Colourful Beetroot Soup

Soup is thought to be the super appetiser. If consumed just before the main meal, you will end up consuming 20% less calories from the meal. Soup recipes have a very high nutritional value since most of the soups imbibe the beneficial nutrients found in the vegetables encompassing the various water soluble vitamins like the Vitamin B,C and K. Soups are rich in dietary fibres and a range of nutrients, minerals that helps in regulating the digestive tract while ensuring that we get the key nutrients and minerals in a balanced way. Bodies can get rid of extra fluid as the potassium rich soups bind excess amount of sodium to rid the fluid. Soups aid in making you feel less bloated. Are you looking for a colourful soup to be served during festivals? Beetroot soup is the vibrantly coloured soup that is very tasty and soothing. The presence of cream in the beetroot soup offers a creamy feel to the mouth. The dash of pepper powder, freshly ground, imparts outstanding spiciness to the soup. Then, the combination of maida, milk and butter offers the soup a very luscious consistency. Its taste, aroma, look, everything is adorable. Let us quickly see how to make the Beetroot Soup.

Beetroot Soup (2 servings)

Ingredients:

  • Big Beetroot: 1 piece
  • Butter: 1 tablespoon
  • Plain flour or maida: 1 tablespoon
  • Milk: 3/4th cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 1/4th tsp
  • Fresh cream: 1 tablespoon

Method of preparation:

  • Add water to the beetroot and pressure cooker the beetroot for at least 4 whistles.
  • Allow the steam in the cooker to escape before opening the lid
  • Peel the boiled beetroot and chop it in bigger cubes
  • Now, combine the chopped beetroot with 3/4th cup of water and blend in the mixer.
  • Strain the mixture and keep aside
  • Now, heat the butter in the non-stick pan and add the flour. Cook the plain flour for 1-2 minutes on a medium flame. Keep stirring the mixture continuously.
  • Add the milk to the pan along with the pureed beetroot mixture. Mix it well and cook for 2-3 minutes on a medium flame. Keep stirring the mixture.
  • Add the freshly ground pepper, salt to taste and fresh cream. Cook the pan mixture for 2-3 minutes and keep on stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the flame and serve hot.

Expert tips:

  • The beetroot soup is the rich tasting, lovely soup.
  • Packed with a lot of health benefits, the soup has the lovely and thick consistency.

Cooking tips:

  • While pressure cooking the beetroot, you can also add a few beans to enhance the flavour and health benefits.