Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wacky soup

Stop don’t click away! No horror movie dish, it is edible. The color should make you either : Click away or Curious about the ingredient.
Wouldn’t be fun to serve such a soup? If you have a kid who oppose to vegetables and soup, sure they will be very curious to taste this one :)
Without further confusion, I reveal the ingredient. The combo of red cabbage and potato create such an eye glimpsing mauve color.
Some information about the red cabbage: the plant changes its colour according to the pH value of the soil, due to a pigment called anthocyanin. (source:Wikipedia.org)
However, when you cook the purple cabbage turns blue, to retain the color add some vinegar or some acidity fruit.
If you are not a salad/cold slaw person, pickling the red cabbage is the best way to retain the nutritient value.
The recipe is very easy and made with few ingredients:


Red cabbage soup
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Red cabbage: ½ head chopped
Medium size potato: 2 num- peeled and diced into cubes
Onion: small one, diced
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Ginger: 1 tsp grated
Salt: according ur taste
Olive oil: 1 tsp

Garnish and Flavoring:
Sour cream:
few dollops
Cilantro leaves: minced finely
Freshly ground Black pepper

Method:

I did the soup in my pressure cooker. You can use a big pot if you don’t have a pressure cooker.

Heat the oil, saute the onion add the cabbage, potato and ginger . Pour about less than 2 cups of water, season with cumin powder and close the lid.
Pressure cook in high flame , switch off after 2 whistles. Once the pressure is realeased completely, open the lid and with hand blender make a fine puree.
Adjust the salt, serve in bowl add a dollop of sour cream, cilantro and some more cumin powder, black pepper.
Enjoy this creamy purple soup.

My purple soup will go directly to Suneshinemom's table who is hosting FIC purple & black theme, I choose this purple to make her happy :)
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54 comments:

DK said...

I have made something similar too..although not exactly with potatoes. Hahaha..but I sure am not running away. It looks amazing :)

Sangeeth said...

luved the colour...amazing that beetroot changes colour! i have never tried soups with vegetables....must give it a try!atleast for the colour...

anudivya said...

Scary? That looks so pretty! What a lovely purple you got there... very creative Cham.

Curry Leaf said...

I will defly not run away looking at the title.Lovely and rich it looks.The presentation makes it all the more tempting.

Usha said...

what an amazing color,awesome...the soup sounds healthy and wholesome:)

Sujatha said...

Wow, red-cabbage soup is really unique! Never heard of this before.. And you are right, this is a good way to dump the veggies to the kids.. Purple can definitely please my daughter :)

Healthy and simple, what more can I ask for :)

Divya Vikram said...

Cham, that looks too pretty..my fav color!!

Roopa said...

Wow thats a exotic looking soup:) Never seen soup of such color:) I too had soup today for lunch, I want to taste this soup too:)

ranji said...

hahah aaha..it didnt scare me but it certainly made me curious :)...never would i have thought of pureeing cabbage to make a soup...that too red cabbage...just bought it ones..didnt like the texture compared to the regular one...this certainly does make u think abt it all over again :)..good pone cham

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I love purple cabbage and I cook usually only curry with this one,but never thought of making soup...Gawd what a cool colour u hav got and u have heading,picture frame too in the same colour...thats cool!

n33ma said...

Love the color, looks like a nice smoothie too.Very nice soup.bookmarked.

Pearlsofeast said...

The colour of the soup is truely beautifull.I have never tried soup with red cabbage, certainly will draw everybody;s attention.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

Woww... never imagined making a soup with red cabbage. looks very pretty. so creative!

LG said...

Cham, soup has pleasent color which makes anyone gulp it down. I will keep purple cabbage in mind !

sowmya said...

wow..i have a small piece of red cabbage ..am going to make it..

raaji said...

Got a whole bunch of awards....cool celebrating with this colorful purply soup...

kamala said...

Do you mean soup is scary?So pleasant for eyes..Other than green purple is next fav color..Congrats on loads of awards Cham..You deserve those for your innovative dishes..Keep it up girl..

Rachel said...

The colour definitely got me curious..so did the combo of the two vegs.good one.

jayasree said...

Lovely color. I combined carrots with purple cabbage and hence got a mix of purple and orange. I will try u r version too.
Congrats on the loads of award. You deserve it, dear.

G.Pavani said...

it looks colourful priya n yummy

Jayashree said...

Nice colour.......

Andhra Flavors said...

its really wonderful colour. amazing.

Uma said...

I am still reading, looking and enjoying that lovely color of that yummy soup! Not running away still....! Amazing!:)

Kayal said...

It appears so colourful, and congrats for those lovely awards...Keep going

sunshinemom said...

Beauty, Cham!! I am awestruck and happy of course. It is so nutritious too:) Congrats on the bouquet of awards too!

sra said...

Wowwowwow! I don't think I've seen anything so beautifully unusual!

Laavanya said...

Why would i run away... i love the colour - it's actually very pleasing. Lovely idea Cham.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Awesome color. Perfect to the event. I have never seen this color of cabbage here. Easy ans simple recipe.

Sireesha said...

Pretty and lovely colour cham:)Soup looks amazing ,healthy and wholesome...

Aartee said...

Hi, there is a surprise for u in my blog!

DEESHA said...

wow thatz a lovely color .. i loved the name wacky soup ..

Archy said...

Wow, Soup with nice color Cham !! Good one!!

karuna said...

tht is a very pretty colour. and yes i did stick ard to read thru the recipe.....i love soups.

Yasmeen said...

Congrats on your awards!
Pretty purple soup doesn't scare me a bit,I'm thinking how delicious it would be to dunk some of your crunchy edible flying disc in the warm ,one of a kind ,wacky soup?:)

Kalai said...

What a beautiful color, Cham! Please visit my blog for a sweet surprise for you. :)

Madhuram said...

I love the way you change your header template. This one is so apt for the season. Red cabbage soup is new to me. It has a pleasant mild purple color. Never have seen a soup in this color. Good one Cham.

Cynthia said...

I am not clicking away and you know how I feel about soup. Cham, that looks so good. I love the colour!

Viki Xavier. said...

Love that purple soup.
Congrats on all your awards and u deserve them dear.
Great recipe for FIC : Purple.

Priya said...

Wow wat a colour...looks pretty...wat a creative work cham...

SriLekha said...

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notyet100 said...

such nice colour will search for red cabbage here...looks so yum,.how u dng will catch up with ur other posts soon,...ceeya...

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

that sure looks like a wacky soup! ;-)

looks like u r being overwhelmed by awards, pls accept a few from me too!! come over to my blog and take it home! :-)

Annu said...

Hi dear.How r u? yes I know its been avery long time that i did not posted.I am fine,thanks for your concern.Actually I am bit busy with my work and I been to India for a month to my brothe-in-law wedding.Came 3 weeks back and again work pressure and am carrying,so little tide:-).

Happy cook said...

Yeah wacky and beautiful.

Sagari said...

beautiful color cham

mitr_bayarea said...

Cham-

Your purple soup looks so inviting and with the weather changing, this will do for a healthy meal. Love your new thanksgiving/turkey template.

Suma Rajesh said...

luved the colour..surly this soup would attract kids...congrates on ur awards..

Priya said...

Hi Cham..check my blog..i have something for u..http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/awards-time.html

Sukanya said...

The color rocks and so does the recipe.

Yasmeen said...

Turkey header looks good,a surprise for you in my blog:)

Vaishali said...

Very nice and innovative, Cham, and it looks quite lovely.

Aparna said...

I don't think anyone would leave your page after seeing that interesting coloured soup without checking what it was.
That's some soup, Cham.

Medhaa said...

love purple, and I would have this soup just cause of that, but will not have the cabbage in salads

Namratha said...

Woah! Sorry...couldn't help it..hehe.. That is one unique soup Cham!