This is my version of a hearty and equally nutritious soup in a South Indian style. Beetroot is considered as a blood purifier, besides a great source of iron, calcium and fibre. So there is nothing like having a bowl of this wonderful soup along with some salads for a light dinner as it is very filling and wholesome. Do not strain it, as the fibre present in it will be lost.
- 1 med. beetroot, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 sprig curry leaves
- 3-4 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- salt to taste
- pepper powder to taste
- 1/2 tsp. sambar powder
- 1 tsp. lemon juice or to taste
- coriander leaves to garnish
Heat oil and saute the onions, cloves and curry leaves till light brown. Switch off the flame. Add beetroot, salt, pepper and 3-4 cups water. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.
When cool, blend in the mixie and simmer on low flame for 2-3 minutes, adding sambar powder and lemon juice.
(A little more water can be added depending on the consistency you prefer). Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.