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.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
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.
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
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 to 25 minutes + rising time
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
Mixed seeds- 1 tbsp( optional)
Milk- 1 tbsp( for glaze)
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.
Beautiful rolls and pictures. Thanks for the entry.
Both the soup and rolls look delicious. The pics are great too.
love the soup. looks so tasty n healthy oats roll. well, presented. the pics are beautiful!
healthy combination of veggies for the soup......the crusty oats rolls arevery delicious with those seeds...
soup looks very delicious n rolls looks amazing ..a very healthy n tempting visual treat
wow...wat a wonderful selection of recipe...Great job...excellent clicks..
wow....mouth watering dishes.... very tempting...excellent presentation
wow....mouth watering dishes.... very tempting...excellent presentation
Awesome space and glad to follow u:):)Both the recipes look very tasty and tempting,clicks are good too.
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.
Both recipes looks superr!!
What a gorgeous soup and bunch of rolls! You are very talented. Keep up the wonderful cooking!
Both soup and rolls look yummy. Nice presentation.
Soup looks luscious and beautifully presented. Oats roll looks and sounds great.
wow----yummy looking soup! and greatt pic ! lovely presentation and write up!
You are simply an great chef..
Healthy soup and the rolls luks so nice...Love the combo.Too gud pics...
Excellent combo. Both soup and bread looks tasty and healthy. Excellent pics.
Healthy and fantastic combo! Beautiful and tempting pictures.
Those rolls look wonderful, especially with all those seeds dotting the top.
Lovely rolls n soup...it is really a gr8 comforting dinner for me..
Nice Post of Recipes.
and check our site for delicious Chicken Recipes
this is such a heart warming soup...m a big fan of vegetable soups....n this one looks sooo soo delicious...thanks for sending
both of them looks perfect n yummy n healthy too ..
Soup and home made rolls looks absolutely excellent..
Great combination. Oats rolls look yummy.The soup looks inviting.
very crusty and fresh rolls ! looks perfectly baked and makes no difference with the store bought ones :)
A Good Combo!!! Yummy Soup and a Filling Roll!!!
Beautiful both crust and the rolls..healthy comfort food,beautifully presented.
Everything looks amazing, and the photos are gorgeous!
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:)
i love the veg soup and the rolls.Awesome presentation.Cudn't be any better than that.
A delightful combo. Both the Soup and rolls look delicious.
delicious combination soup and rolls look good
yummy recipes..tempting pictures
Rolls and soup, perfect combo..lovely pics.
soup looks simply yummy...
looks like you are becoming a bread baking queen, wow they look gorgeous!
Oh my! These two would be perfect for our supper! Vegetable soup is so conforting and healthy in winter! Buns look delicious, too :-)
Awesome soup , the roll looks out of this world
Great combo. Perfect for the weather.
first time here. Nice healthy recipes.
Your soup looks healthy and delicious. The rolls look pretty amazing too. Thanks for sending it to Souper Sundays. ;-)
the rolls and soup look absolutely mind blowing...perfect accompaniment to the weather
perfect recipes, looks really great, beautiful pictures, lovely
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.
What beautiful rolls and lovely soup!! It serves as a healthy combination.
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