Thursday, February 2, 2012

Meatless Monday Recipe :)

- adapted from a recipe in Tamara Milstein's "Soup"

This is a really easy recipe and very filling :)
Our neighbour's vegie garden

Indian Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

60 g ghee
2 Tablespoons ground coriander (sounds a lot but is fine)
500g carrots grated
500g tomatoes chopped
3 Tablespoons sugar (less is fine)
4 Tablespoons vinegar (I used white, but apple cider vinegar could be nice)
1 medium cabbage sliced finely (1/2 a largish one was ok)
4-6 cups vegetable stock

Heat ghee, add coriander, stir.
Add carrots and tomatoes, stir over heat till softened.
Add sugar, vinegar, a smidge of salt and pepper and some of the stock, then buzz till mushy. Keep on low heat.
Add the rest of the stock and the cabbage and enjoy a glass of wine (or beer) while you wait for it to get soft - about 30 minutes or so - when you're on the second glass of wine (or beer) remember to check to make sure it's bubbling along merrily.

Serve with a dollop of yogurt and a grate of nutmeg. I added some precooked brown rice which was scrumptious - I might try a few lentils next time.
Bug free, healthy, prolific - why doesn't my garden look like this?
And why, I hear you ask, did you cook a cabbage soup in the middle of summer? 

It had turned chilly, and our lovely neighbours had appeared at our back door laden with gifts: tomatoes, cabbage and assorted greens. There's only so much coleslaw one can eat in a week before you start looking for something a bit different! Soup was ideal.


Liza said...

This sounds lovely! And perfect for a mid-winter supper here!

Cruella Collett said...

Oo, thanks for the recipe, Sue! Though, for someone that considers boiling an egg a lot of work, even this sounds complicated ;)

sue said...

Liza, I think this is one of those recipes that could travel the world and seasons very effectively. I hope you enjoy it!

CC, I want photos of a success story!!! I'm sure you can do it, I'm cheering from the sidelines - Go Cruella ;)