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Carrot and Orange Cold Soup

I know what exactly you are craving for in this hot Bangalore summer. I know what’s going on in your mind.  I know juuusssssst the right thing to make on a hot Sunday afternoon.

Cold Carrot and Orange Soup.

Interesting right? Probably an answer to all your burning questions? Just the perrrfect thing you’ve been yearning for?

This soup kick-starts with beautiful, sweet, citrus-Oranges. See! We are already off to a great start, aren’t we?

Then we have some onions, ginger, carrots, fresh coriander and pepper.

This soup is really light and different. The orange chunks, give each sip a kick of flavor and crunch.

Bright. Refreshing. Packed with beautiful flavors. Absolutely slurpacious!

Top Secret: I wasn’t too sure if I was going to like this soup.

But two bowls down and I am loving it. It’s different and sometimes, different is delicious!


Carrot and Orange Cold Soup- Recipe

Makes 3 medium servings

1 medium size bowl, chopped carrots

2 Oranges, cut into chunks

1 small onion, chopped

5-6 peppercorns

1/2 tsp ginger, grated

Fresh Coriander


1/2 tsp olive oil


In a pan heat olive oil and cook the carrots and onions for about 5-7 minutes. Add water and simmer for 4-5 minutes. Blend the mixture with coriander  peppercorns and ginger. Chill the mixture for half an hour.

Add the orange chunks in you soup bowl and pour the carrot mixture on top.

Sit back and enjoy on a summer afternoon.

Have a Happy Sunday.

By the way I just have the perfect thing for my next post. 🙂

More to come….


Corn and Pineapple Soup

Just back from a big fat Indian wedding. The good thing about weddings is that, you get a chance to dress up , see some really cute guys and… the food (of course)!! The not-so-good thing is that, you don’t feel like eating anything for the next few days.

It’s time to ease up.

It’s time to make yourself a cup of tea. It’s time to lie on the bed and stare at the ceiling a bit. It’s time to sit on the kitchen platform and have a conversation, leading nowhere.

It’s time to ease up, just a bit.

It’s time to make a giant bowl of soup. Something sweet, spicy and healthy.

Sweet Corn


Would you believe me if I say that this soup is the best soup I have ever made? It’s just slurrrrrpalicious!

Say hello to my new chopping board! 😛

By the way, did you know that Pineapple is a negative calorie fruit?! Apparently, pineapple requires more food energy to be digested than it provides.

This soup is pure and simple.  Corn and pineapple with some spices, and we’re done!


The Essentials- Part I

The Essentials- Part II

The Essentials- Part III

Psssssst…. This soup is super filling too.

Corn and Pineapple soup

Soup+garlic bread



1 cup fresh pineapple

1 cup sweet corn (boiled and crushed coarsely)

1 tsp red chili powder

1/2 tsp butter

3-4 garlic cloves

1 tsp black pepper powder

1 tsp mixed herbs

2 tsp fresh coriander (finely chopped)

Salt as per taste



Boil chopped pineapple along with some water until they soften. Blend the pineapple finely.

In a pan heat some butter, add minced garlic, crushed corn and pineapple puree. Allow it to simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add all the spices, salt, coriander and bring it to a boil.

Serve with garlic bread.

Also a dollop of cream on top would be heavenly.


More to come……



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