Thursday, October 23, 2008

Sweet Corn Soup

Yesterday we had a cold day. It had rained in the morning and all day long it was very cool with strong winds too. This weather prompted me to cook something warm and comforting and thus soup was made. I love Sweet Corn Soup a lot. I picked up this recipe from Nita Mehta's Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine book.
Found this info while I did some googling on Sweet Corn:
Key benefits of sweetcorn
Sweetcorn is a good source of folate. It also helps protect against age-related macular degeneration and helps fight free radicals in the retina. It provides more starch and more calories than most vegetables. It is high in iron and potassium. It is also a good food for steadying blood sugar.

How much sweetcorn should you eat?
Sweetcorn is fairly high in calories. An average portion of 85g a day should be sufficient to derive the benefits from sweetcorn.

Now coming back to the recipe. Here is what's needed:(Serves 3)
2 big whole Corn
3 cups Water
1/2 tsp Ajinomoto (optional. I skipped this yet it was tasty)
1 tbsp Cornflour dissolved in 1 cup water
1/2 - 1 tbsp Sugar
Salt to taste
1/4 tsp White pepper
3/4 tsp White Vinegar
1/4 cup chopped Cabbage (Optional)
1/4 cup chopped Carrot (Optional)

Procedure:
1) Grate Corn. Reserve few corns whole Corns too.
2) Pressure cook grated corn along with whole Corns with 3 cups Water and a tsp of Salt. After the first whistle keep it on medium low for 10-15 mins.
3) Mix Cornflour in a cup of Water and add to the cooked Corn. Add Sugar, Ajinomoto if using and pepper. Mix well. Let it boil for 10 mins. If the soup appears to be too thin you may add some more Cornflour dissolved in water and add to it.
4) If adding vegetables add it at this point and let it boil only for 3 mins. This keeps vegetable crunchy. Serve hot. 

This Soup is very filling and if combined with fresh salad will make a complete meal.

5 comments:

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi...
This is my fav soup. I have also posted my version of it long back. Urs looks good. YUM!

sowmya said...

looks yumm.. i have a similar one in my blog too..

Priya said...

Delicious Soup...looks really very colourful..

srikars kitchen said...

YUM... sounds delicious...

Uj said...

Thank you all:)