Thursday, October 21, 2010

Vegetable Soup with Crusty Oats Rolls

As long as I was in  India , I was familiar with very few types of soups like Chinese style soup, which we have only in restaurants. Chicken soup which we make in home for babies or for women after delivery. Finally our very famous Nombu Kanji( a rice based porridge with vegetables or meat and mildly spiced).
  Now with the magic of Internet and few travel experiences have introduced me to so many different types of soup like cold soup,British style soup, French soup, Noodle soup...... the list just keeps going. Once I even saw some chocolate soup made by a celebrity chef , I don't remember his name exactly but I definitely remember it was white chocolate soup with scones.
  Soups are always a comforting and filling food for people of all ages at any time. I always prefer a bowl of soup with some crusty bread  for a light and satisfying meal. This particular soup is a simple English style soup which is prepared with potatoes and stock as base. Just with this basic recipe you can make so many different types of soup. I was actually planning to make some broccoli soup but I ended up adding all the remaining bits of vegetables I had which resulted in this heart warming bowl of vegetable soup.

Vegetable Soup



Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:
Leeks- 1 small sized roughly chopped
Onion- 1 small sized chopped finely
Potato- 1 small sized chopped finely
Celery- 3 sticks chopped
Carrot- 1 medium sized roughly chopped
Broccoli- 1/2 of 1 broccoli
Olive oil- 3 tsp
Garlic- 3 pods chopped roughly
Vegetable stock/ Chicken stock - 1/2 litre
Milk- 2 tbsp
Salt and pepper to taste.
Method:
Prepare the stock:
If  you are using a shop bought stock, prepare according to the instructions. Remember whenever you are using a shop bought one, don't get the one with cornstarch or additional flavours in it, these stocks will completely ruin your soup texture and flavour. A good soup should have a good stock. I have a recipe for chicken stock, you can check that. To make a vegetable stock follow the same instructions without chicken.
Prepare the vegetables:
Chop the vegetables roughly and set aside.
Make the soup:
Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan, which is a bit deeper. Add the garlic, then onion. Don't let them brown. Reduce the heat to medium, quickly add all the vegetables one by one and saute for 3 to 4 minutes. Take care not to burn at the bottom. Add the stock, cover the pan and cook for about 5 to 10 minutes. Then finally add the milk. Let it cool down for a while, then blend it in a blender until smooth. Return to the pan again and heat it up. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve the soup warm with some crusty rolls.


Crusty Oats Rolls




Serves 2
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes + rising time

Ingredients:
Dough:
White Bread Flour- 150 g/ 6 oz
Wholemeal flour- 50 g/ 2 oz
Rolled oats- 20 g/ approximately 1 oz
Dried yeast- 1 tsp
Warm water- 120 ml ( adjust accordingly when kneading the dough)
Honey- 2 tsp
Salt- 1 tsp
Toppings:
Mixed seeds- 1 tbsp( optional)
Milk- 1 tbsp( for glaze)

Method:
Prepare the dough:
Mix all the dough ingredients in a large bowl, make it into a smooth dough by kneading with your hands or a electric mixer.
Place the dough in a clean and oiled bowl, cover with a cling film and allow it to rise for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.
Make the rolls:
Take the raised dough. Divide the dough in to 5 small rounds. Place it in a baking tray. Cover loosely with a cling film and allow it to rise for another 30 minutes.
Bake the rolls:
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. Take the rolls, brush with milk and sprinkle with the seeds. Bake it in the preheated oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Serve the rolls warm with soup.


The soup and the bread goes to my own event Eat Well, Live Well- Heart Friendly Recipes. The soup goes to  Souper Sundays of Kahakai Kitchen, The Soup event by I-m-not-a-Chef.
The Crusty Oats Rolls goes to Dish Name starts with C by Akila, Bake- Off by Champa and yeastspotting.







51 comments:

BangaloreBaker said...

Beautiful rolls and pictures. Thanks for the entry.

Vasavi Suresh said...

Both the soup and rolls look delicious. The pics are great too.

Shalini said...

love the soup. looks so tasty n healthy oats roll. well, presented. the pics are beautiful!

cheers:)

Roshan said...

healthy combination of veggies for the soup......the crusty oats rolls arevery delicious with those seeds...

Satya said...

soup looks very delicious n rolls looks amazing ..a very healthy n tempting visual treat

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Jay said...

wow...wat a wonderful selection of recipe...Great job...excellent clicks..

Tasty Appetite

Soumya said...

wow....mouth watering dishes.... very tempting...excellent presentation

Soumya said...

wow....mouth watering dishes.... very tempting...excellent presentation

Ms.Chitchat said...

Awesome space and glad to follow u:):)Both the recipes look very tasty and tempting,clicks are good too.

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

Srimathi said...

The soup and oats rolls look perfect. I often have a tough time baking bread and rolls. Will make this oats rolls and tell you if I was able to make anything like yours.

Rumana Rawat said...

Yummy looking:)

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Both recipes looks superr!!

The Comfort of Cooking said...

What a gorgeous soup and bunch of rolls! You are very talented. Keep up the wonderful cooking!

- Georgia

Padma said...

Both soup and rolls look yummy. Nice presentation.

NIDHYA said...

Soup looks luscious and beautifully presented. Oats roll looks and sounds great.

Aaha Oho

Priya Sreeram said...

wow----yummy looking soup! and greatt pic ! lovely presentation and write up!

SavithaRaj's Spice Land said...

You are simply an great chef..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Healthy soup and the rolls luks so nice...Love the combo.Too gud pics...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent combo. Both soup and bread looks tasty and healthy. Excellent pics.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nandini said...

Healthy and fantastic combo! Beautiful and tempting pictures.

Lisa said...

Those rolls look wonderful, especially with all those seeds dotting the top.

Prathibha said...

Lovely rolls n soup...it is really a gr8 comforting dinner for me..

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chaitrali pathak said...

this is such a heart warming soup...m a big fan of vegetable soups....n this one looks sooo soo delicious...thanks for sending

G.Pavani said...

both of them looks perfect n yummy n healthy too ..

Priya said...

Soup and home made rolls looks absolutely excellent..

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Great combination. Oats rolls look yummy.The soup looks inviting.

Reshmi Ahmed said...

very crusty and fresh rolls ! looks perfectly baked and makes no difference with the store bought ones :)

Sushma Mallya said...

looks lovely

PriyaVaasu said...

A Good Combo!!! Yummy Soup and a Filling Roll!!!

Suja Sugathan said...

Beautiful both crust and the rolls..healthy comfort food,beautifully presented.

Dimah said...

Everything looks amazing, and the photos are gorgeous!

Raina said...

What a wonderful and comforting meal. I love a delicious, flavorful soup and a nice piece of crusty bread too. Thanks for sharing this. It looks delicious:)

Biny Anoop said...

i love the veg soup and the rolls.Awesome presentation.Cudn't be any better than that.
Biny

Rachana said...

A delightful combo. Both the Soup and rolls look delicious.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious combination soup and rolls look good

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipes..tempting pictures

Rekha said...

Rolls and soup, perfect combo..lovely pics.

Akila said...

soup looks simply yummy...

Ananda Rajashekar said...

looks like you are becoming a bread baking queen, wow they look gorgeous!

sweet artichoke said...

Oh my! These two would be perfect for our supper! Vegetable soup is so conforting and healthy in winter! Buns look delicious, too :-)

nisha said...

Awesome soup , the roll looks out of this world

Aparna S Mallya said...

Great combo. Perfect for the weather.

Vijiskitchen said...

first time here. Nice healthy recipes.

www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com

Debinhawaii said...

Your soup looks healthy and delicious. The rolls look pretty amazing too. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. ;-)

An Open Book said...

the rolls and soup look absolutely mind blowing...perfect accompaniment to the weather

Krishnaveni said...

perfect recipes, looks really great, beautiful pictures, lovely

Suhaina said...

wow... these rolls are amazing.. No oil at all. I had made similar ones before but added oregano and rosemary in it.. Ate it with Mamak chicken curry.Urs look wonderfull.. I am crazy about baking now a days. Sunday I baked 2 oats bread, 1 chocolate bread, 12 pumkin rolls and a small loaf and 2 Hawaiian pizza... ALL on one day.. Am I crazy?.. U and Reshmy are my soul inspiration.. U gals are rocking with wonderful baking tips and tricks.. Keep up the good work.
Now a days I too love soup with bread. Wonderful combination. Ur pictures are making me drool.

Preeti said...

What beautiful rolls and lovely soup!! It serves as a healthy combination.

KennQ29 said...

mouthwatering!!

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