Winter Soup Recipe: Winters are here and it's time to embrace the amazing winter vegetables that are full of health benefits and exciting flavours. Amongst an array of vegetables and fruits that promise a combination of health, flavour and a vibrant display of colour that can brighten our plates, beetroot or chukandar (in Hindi) stands out. A humble root vegetable with a beautiful deep pink colour, beetroot boasts of being a superfood with unparalleled benefits. And, it doesn't just end there. The versatile vegetable can easily fit in with any of your culinary adventures to bring alive an otherwise boring dish.
The vibrant hue of the veggie comes from betanin, a pigment that is often extracted to create natural food colours and dyes. Did you know that beetroot was also used to add colour to wines back in the day! Interesting, isn't it?
Beetroot is an excellent source of iron, antioxidants and vitamin C. It is also a great food for maintaining healthy haemoglobin levels. According to health experts, beetroot is also believed to prevent DNA damage, boost metabolism and strengthen the digestive system. Thus, one must include it in the winter diet to strengthen immunity of the body when the wrath of cold winds gets to you. And no, we aren't asking you to include it in your salads or side dish; instead toss it in a delicious soup along with the goodness of green apple.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.