Blogmas Finale


December 26th: Nothing much happened on the today. I slept in quite late, again lazied around, cooked and ate. I've been thinking of going Boxing Day shopping today but then I decided against it, I did not want to get stuck in crowds, line ups or in the parking lot. Hell to-the-no. I mentioned in my last post or so that I want to re-vamp my closet but I think i'll go on Sunday or next week instead, once all the holiday palooza is over with! On the other hand, it was a really good food day. I made this yummy veggie soup (shown above) and Kushka Rice with Mutton Korma (not shown). The soup turned out AMAZING! I will def be making it again, if you are interested, the recipe is below.

Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion Chopped 
  • Handful of Mint Chopped 
  • Handful of Coriander Chopped 
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic Chopped 
  • 1 Tsp Ginger Chopped 
  • 3 Stalks of Celery Chopped 
  • 3 Small Carrots Chopped 
  • 1 Small Tomato Chopped 
  • Half a pack of Tofu (optional) 
  • Add any other vegetable of your choice including: Mushrooms, Green beans, etc
  • 1 1/2  tsp Salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder (or to taste)
  • Pasta/ Noodles (optional)
  • 1 tsp Sabzi/ Pav Bhaaji Masala Powder (optional)
  • 3 Cups of water 
Steps

  • Heat 2 Tbsp of Olive oil to a large deep pot on medium heat.
  • Add Onion, Mint, and Coriander and fry till Onion becomes soft.
  • Add chopped Garlic and Ginger and fry for 3-4 minutes, continuously stirring.
  • Add tofu (optional) and continue to fry.
  • Then add celery, carrots, and other vegetables to the mix.  
  • Continue stirring. 
  • Add tomato, salt, pepper and sabzi masala (optional).
  • Stir, then add 3 cups of water. Add more or less water, depending on your preference. If you like a chunkier soup then add less water, if you prefer more then add more water. 
  • Stir the mixture on high heat for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Let simmer for 1 1/2 hours on low-medium heat covered. 
  • Stir every 10 minutes or so then cover. 
  • Towards the end of the cooking process add pasta or noodles of your choice (optional), stir then cover. 
  • Once pasta/ noodles have cooked, serve hot. 

And that's pretty much it. I honestly don't stick to recipes. I prefer to do everything to taste, that's why my soup is a little chunkier then most people might prefer. I like to do things my own way! No rules! 
This is such a healthy and hearty meal, perfect for days in the winter time. If you do decide to try it out let me know how it goes! 

By the way, that's it for Blogmas! This was the last and final installment, back to regular programming I mean, posting!
Talk soon,
- SMS XO

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