Minestrone Soup

Ingredients for Minestrone Soup:

1. Olive oil – 2 big spoons

2. Onions – 1 big, cut into square pieces

3. Garlic – 4 cloves crushed

4. Celery – 2 stems, cut into square pieces

    Carrot – 1 big, cut into square pieces

5. Beans, cut into half inch pieces – 1.5 cups

    Dried oregano – 1 small spoon

    Dried basil – 1 small spoon

    Salt and pepper powder – As needed

6. Tomato – 400 gm, chopped fine

   Chicken stock – 6 cups

7. Rajma (Kidney beans) – 400 gm, cooked

    Pasta – 1 cup

8. Parmesan cheese grated – 1/3rd cup

    Basil leaves chopped – 2 big spoons

How to prepare Minestrone Soup?

1. Heat olive oil in a pan and sauté onions.

2. When it turns soft, add garlic and sauté again, followed by celery and carrot.

3. When carrot is well cooked, add ingredients no: 5 and sauté for 3 minutes.

4. Add tomato and chicken stock and boil the contents.

5. Reduce the flame and cook for 10 more minutes.

6. Add ingredients no: 7 and cook for approximately 10 minutes.

7. When vegetables and pasta are well cooked, add sufficient salt and transfer to serving bowls.

8. Decorate with ingredients no: 8 and serve.

Archive: Vanitha Magazine July 15-31, 2018

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