5 Simple Soup Recipes You Need to Try!

March 26, 2018 - 5 minutes read

Soups are ideal when you’re short on time and money but want some proper sustenance to give you enough energy for your studies. What’s great about them is that there are infinite recipes you can try, plus you can make them in big batches and store them so that you always have a nutritious meal ready to eat. Well we’re going to show you five easy-to-make recipes, and we’re even going to point you in the right direction for how to clean a gas stove, so you don’t need to worry about making a mess. Let’s check them out.

Tomato Soup 

Ingredients:

  • 2 big tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • Small handful of curry leaves
  • Black pepper
  • Salt
  • Thumb-sized piece of tamarind

Method:

1) Start by soaking the tamarind in hot water to infuse its juice, then discard the solid piece.

2) Grind the pepper, cumin and garlic, and then add the chopped tomatoes, salt (to taste), turmeric and curry leaves, and combine in the tamarind juice. Leave to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes – keep it on a low heat as you don’t want the soup to boil.

3) Finally, garnish with a pinch of chopped coriander and some sliced red chilli. Eat on its own or enjoy with a bowl of rice: delicious!

Bonus tip: If you make a mess there’s no need to panic – here’s how to clean a gas stove with ease.

 

Hearty Vegetable Soup 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of your choice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 onion
  • 1 litre of vegetable stock
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 2 carrots
  • Small piece of ginger finely chopped or grated

Method:

1) Fry the garlic, onion and ginger until soft, then add the chopped carrots for a further minute before pouring over the stock.

2) Let everything cook for around 10 minutes before adding the chickpeas and giving the soup another two to three minutes before tucking in.

 

Spicy Spinach Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 bulb of fennel
  • Handful of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • Large bunch of spinach
  • 1 cup of lentils (drained and soaked)
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil

Method:

1) Add the mustard seeds, ginger and turmeric to your cooking oil and fry until they start popping.

2) Next add in the chopped onion and fennel, along with the curry leaves. Let them soften before adding the lentils and pouring over the stock.

3) All that’s left is for the soup to simmer for 15 minutes before taking off the heat and dropping in the chopped spinach to wilt.

4) As with all of these recipes you can either blend the ingredients for a smooth soup or leave as a chunkier texture.

 

Mixed Bean Soup

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of soaked beans
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 big peeled and pureed tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups of water

Method:

1) Soften the onion and garlic in butter before adding your pureed tomatoes.

2) Add two cups of water and the beans, and leave on a low heat for 15-20 minutes, until the beans are as soft as you like them.

3) Add a little salt and pepper to season and enjoy.

 

Healthy Chicken Soup

Ingredients:

  • 250g chicken
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 3 garlic cloves

Method:
1) Cook the carrot, potato and chicken in a pressure cooker or pan with enough water to cover.

2) Shred the chicken once it’s cooked and leave to the side.

3) Heat the spices and garlic in the ghee and add the chicken, letting it get fully coated.

4) Combine the mix into the vegetables and you’re done. Healthy and delicious all in one go!

Now you have a few recipes to try you can have a go. All of these recipes make enough for you to save a batch so you could be enjoying them for days.