Winter chills weighing down heavily on you? You are not alone. Many of us are knackered due to the spine-chilling weather and no number of layers of clothing is helping. Besides canoodling in your thick blanket, if you eat some warming foods, you'll feel a noticeable difference. Soups in winter are like a Godsend. Hot, straight-out-of-flame light meal and full of nutrients is just what you need to warm up your body and soothe your senses. The nutrients will do their own job of rejuvenating you with a new surge of energy.
If you are a vegetarian, don't think you don't have too many options to make different kinds of soups through the season. You'll be surprised to find out the wide variety of vegetarian soups you could try to stay cozy and healthy in this chilli weather. Winter produce gives us many foods that are fresh out of the harvesting lands and come with their unique health-benefitting properties.
Here are some warming soups you can make with winter-special foods for good health:
1. Radish Soup with Tofu Miso Cream
The soup is made with popular winter vegetable of radish, which is combined with spring onion, celery and vegetable stock, and garnished with cream made of tofu, orange juice and honey. Click here for full recipe.
2. Baby Corn Soup
This delicious soup is replete with a myriad of flavours from baby corns along with mushrooms, cabbage and capsicum. A perfect meal to ward off the winter blues. Click here for full recipe.
3. Turnip and Zucchini Soup
If sabzi made with turnip doesn't please your palate, use it to make yummy soup. Turnip is flanked with other healthy foods of zucchini and spinach. If you think the veggies are too much, just splay a dash of lime juice and make it taste just to your liking. Click here for full recipe.
4. Corn And Miso Soup
If you love corns, you'll love this soup even more. Boil corn kernels and blend to make thick, creamy soup, topped with a drizzle of chilli oil. This is one heavenly winter meal you cannot ignore. Click here for full recipe.
5. Beetroot Soup
The best way to use winter-special beetroot (chakundar) is to turn it into a delightful soup. Bottle gourd, potatoes, onion and tomatoes bring in their own health benefits and loads of flavours. Click here for full recipe.
6. Beetroot And Coconut Soup
Another soup with coconut that you just can't dislike; because the creamy and nutty flavours of coconut milk will lift up its taste and make it one the best winter meals. A dash of lime will add some zing that you'll welcome happily. Click here for full recipe.
7. French Pea Soup
Have you noticed the fresh seasonal peas that you get in winter taste so sweet and delicious? Imagine how a hot, creamy soup made with peas would taste like? Saute peas with onions and boil, then grind to make puree and serve hot with a dollop of cream. Simple, right? Click here for full recipe.
8. Almond and Mushroom Soup
Almonds have a certain warming property that we can make full use of during winter. Combine some almonds with mushroom and make this mouth-watering soup amped up with some milk and cream. Click here for full recipe.
9. Corn & Cauliflower Soup
Corn and cauliflower make a great team. In this soup, both these vegetables are accompanied with cashew nut paste, onion, and garlic, and spiced with black pepper powder to make a wintery delight. Click here for full recipe.
10. Spiced Spinach And Fenugreek Leaves Soup
The green vegetables of spinach (palak) and fenugreek leaves (methi) bring their high nutritional value to this soup. The soup is seasoned with a range of spices like green chillies, mustard leaves, ginger, fennel and turmeric powder. You cannot miss this soup on your winter diet. Click here for full recipe.
11. Mushroom Cappuccino
Besides soup, a hot cup of coffee is another thing we love to hold and sip on during winter. This mushroom soup will give you the feeling of having a yummy coffee without having to take in caffeine. How? Cook mushrooms with onion and spices and blend to make a smooth gravy. Serve in coffee mug with a topping of milk froth and sprinkling of nutmeg powder that would look like cocoa powder. Genius! Click here for full recipe.
Brave the harsh weather of peak winter by keeping yourself warm from within. Do try these winter-special soup recipes and let us know how you liked them in the comments section below.
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