July 12, 2011

Chicken Soup - A Healthy starter

soup 1

Soup made of chicken pieces with a touch of seasonings.  Perfect for kids :)

Ingredients :
  1. Chicken pieces/ bones - 250 gms
  2. Onion - 1 no
  3. Cloves - 1 no
  4. Cinnamon stick - 1 small sized
  5. Bay leaf - 1 no
  6. Corriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  7. Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
  8. Toor dal - 1/2 tsp
  9. Raw rice - 1/2 tsp
  10. Moong dal - 1/2 tsp
  11. Channa dal - 1/2 tsp
  12. Chilly powder or green chillies to spice
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Corriander leaves - 2 tbsp plus for garnishing
  15. Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  16. Water or chicken broth
  17. Butter / oil
soup 3

Method :

1.   Combine all the ingredients together in a pressure cooker (or heavy bottomed pan) expect butter, lemon juice & cook till done.

2.   Now filter the chicken broth & remove the skin part of chicken.  Keep aside.

3.   Now grind the filtered masala items to smooth paste after discarding the cloves, cinnamon & bay leaf.  

4.   Add butter in the pan, pour the chicken broth, grounded paste & chicken pieces.  Bring it to boil.

4.   Finally, add lemon juice & corriander leaves before serving.  Add shredded cheese for more flavour.

NOTE :
Add the necessary quantity of grounded masala depending upon the thickeness of the soup required.
soup 2

Serve with bread.
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