Lemon Grass and Coriander Soup

Lemon Grass and Coriander Soup

An aromatic and healthy soup. This is an interesting deviation from the regular clear vegetable soup. Fragrant lemon grass makes this clear soup very appetizing and the coriander lends its own district flavour and colour.


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Serves 4. 


For the stock

2 to 3 pcs lemongrass (hare chai ki patti), washed
1 to 2 green chillies , slit

Lemon Grass and Coriander Soup
Other ingredients

1/4 cup carrots, sliced
1/4 cup mushrooms (khumbh), sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage
2 spring onions, sliced
1 tsp oil
salt and black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste

For the garnish

1 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tsp lemon juice



For the stock

  1. Combine the lemon grass and chillies in a pan with 6 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Simmer till it reduces to approx. 4 cups. Strain and keep the stock aside discarding the lemon grass and chillies.

How to proceed

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add the carrots, mushrooms, cabbage and spring onions and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the stock, salt and pepper and bring to a boil
  3. Simmer till the vegetables are crunchy.
  4. Serve hot garnished with coriander and lemon juice.


By tarladalal.com & Tarla Dalal



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