Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Chicken Soup

Chicken soup is my all time favorite, no one makes it perfect like my mom. when any of us fall sick at home .. my mom would start the soup marathon right away.. she serves with just plain rice, it cannot taste any better when mommy makes it for u. 


My Husband loves Chicken Soup to be paired with Idiyappam/Rice Noodles, he says there is no better combination and he calls it uppu - saaru. 



Chicken Soup is a very lite dish and very very easy to make, it takes so less time to actually cook this recipe.. This soup is so healing sometimes, I feel so soothing and relaxed after I get to have a huge bowl :).. I learned this recipe from my mom and gave my twist to it. If it is a one pot meal, I generally add a handful pasta in to make it wholesome.. recently am trying so hard to not to use even a drop of oil in my cooking.. So here is my first post on my attempt to get healthy.. Guys, u should really trust me on this.. it tastes excellent.


Ingredients


Chicken - 1 pound
Shallots - 250 gms
Tomato - 1 no. (small)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tbsp
Green Chilli - 1 no.
Pepper Corns - 1/4 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1 tbsp
Shells - a handful 
Mint Leaves - fist full
Coriander Leaves - fist full
Salt - to taste

Preparation
  • Put all the ingredients in the pressure cooker.
  • Leave two whistles
  • Serve it hot.

Tips & Tricks

1) I generally like the soup the way it is, if served with idiyappam or rice..
2) Although if that is the actual meal itself , I add hand ful pasta or rice .
3) Add some cut veggies like carrots , beans and also whole beans.. lima beans , double beans just blends in so well.. and tastes so much better.
4) Cut out all the fat from the chicken and make the meat as lean as possible.. and make the meal as healthy as possible.

49 comments:

Priya said...

Wow wonderful bowl of inviting soup..delicious!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy soup...

Sushma said...

Hi Jabeen,Thank you for visiting my space. You have a wonderful space yourself. Love Chicken soup! Yours looks so warm and nice. Will give it a try!!

Prabhamani said...

Simple Soup..but in NV.. :)

divya said...

Ooooo....looks yummy!!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so yummy soup !!!

Señorita said...

Looks so fresh; I love cilantro in my chicken soup :)

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safiya said...

simple and easy... with corn flour and other stuff... Will try...:)

safiya said...

Simple and easy... No need of corn flour and other stuff... will try..

Swathi said...

Chicken soup looks so yummy. Thanks for visiting my space, you have a wonderful blog. sure comeback again.

Sarah said...

such a comforting dish! I love this chicken soup!

Vidhya said...

Thats one inviting and comforting soup.Thank you dear for stopping by my space.Loved your space did go through your earlier posts too.

Nandini said...

Yum! It looks flavourful and yummy! Love it!

aipi said...

Must be a treat for chicken lovers- mom's recipes are always the best!

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Mélange said...

The soup looks so inviting and real..
You have a valuable space,happy to meet you.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thank u so much .. All of you.. for taking time to comment and encourage.. It means a lot to me.. Love u all..

Jaleela Kamal said...

thank you for visit my space, very happy,
soup looks very tempting some time we also had with idiyaappam, healthy chicken soup .

cook from doha said...

simple yet yummy recipe...........

girlichef said...

Chicken Soup is definitely my favorite thing for when I'm feeling down. Sounds delicious =)

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and perfect soup anytime...

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thanks Guys.. for ur lovely comments !

Shireen said...

Lovely soup Jabeen! I have the fondest childhood memories associated with chicken soup too! u have a beautiful blog, thanks for visiting my space too!

Barbara said...

That's a most unusual chicken soup, Jabeen. My mother just used a lovely broth and either swirled some eggs into it, made little egg dumplings or added some fine noodles. Your flavors are more complex. I love the idea of making this in a pressure cooker!
Thanks for visiting my blog!

Kairali sisters said...

Hi Jabeen..Thanks a lott for stopping by Pazham Pappadam payasam. I am so glad to find you too..

The soup looks delectable and is definitely a great one for a rainy day like how it is here today :)

Rgds
Suji

R said...

simple and comforting! u have a nice space too. thanks for visiting and following my blog.

createwithmom said...

delicious looking soup
thank you following you

Angela said...

Yum. Great spices in this dish.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thanks guys.. I appreciate all ur comments.

GROUP HUG :))

Priya Sreeram said...

Hi Mehjabeen- thanks a ton for leaving a wonderful comment - it made my day ! happy to follow ur culinary & non-culinary adventures ! cheers

Junia said...

thanks for the blog visit! :) i love healthy cooking blogs! following you back! :)

Lizy said...

thanks for visiting my blog Mahejabeen. I love the clear broth here.

My Saffron Kitchen said...

Thanks your visiting my blog and leaving those kind words. You too have a lovely blog here, with wonderful recipes. Will come back soon. As of now, I'll be trying your yummy chicken soup.

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Thanks Priya, Junia, Lizy and My Saffron Kitchen

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

great soup and your right its the best medicine when your under the weather thanks so much for visiting my blog, hugs Rebecca

ann@Apples and Twinkies said...

Chicken soup is my favorite too! This looks wonderful.

Peggy said...

This sounds like an exquisite bowl of soup!

Kurinji said...

Thanks for giving a prominent place in your blog and promoting my event. Happy to follow u dear!

Event : HRH - Healthy Summer

Maria said...

This sounds so fragrant and tasty, what a gorgeous soup!

dr.antony said...

That looks too simple. I can make it too!

Joanne said...

Chicken soup is such a delicious dish! Looks so comforting!

Suman Singh said...

Simple, easy and satisfying bowl of chicken soup..looks so comforting and yummy!

Mary said...

Your soup sounds delicious. I'd love to have a bowl. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Jay said...

Hy Mehjabeen,
first time here....great blog you have with interesting recipes....
Am your new follower now..:)

yummy chicken soup with nice presentation..!
Tasty Appetite

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow delicious chicken soup,comforting bowl of soup..looks so so yummy.
Thanks so much for stopping at my space..loved the space,so glad to find u..happy to follow u.

Yummy Team said...

Thanks for your comment at our space, Jabeen..You have a beautiful space here! This chicken soup sounds and looks tasty!

sangee vijay said...

delicious chicken soup with useful tips...very nice presentation...i have seen ur comments in many blogs...such a nice person u r...plz feel free to visit my space...
Typical Indian Cooking
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Miriam said...

There is a lot of comfort is soup, that's for sure :), Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

Hmmm! I make chicken soup but not with these spices and I'd love to try with this soup. Ginger, Turmeric, mint, and corindar. Sounds wonderful!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

Now this is the kind of chicken soup that I like, clear broth and meat that has not been mushed in a blender! And you've got the bones in it too, that's a positive vote from me!

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