Soups .........

Soup is an easy and delicious way to combine healthful ingredients such as whole grains, vegetables, and protein choices. Its super easy to make and very less time taking . It makes the whole process of cooking food for your baby enjoyable and easy and not to forget full of wholesome ingredients.

You can me a broth and freeze so that you can use it later. The broth by itself is a clear soup and can be given by themselfs.

Vegetable broth:

3 cloves of garlic; pealed and smashed
2 celery ribs chopped
fresh sliced mushrooms
1 cup carrot chopped
2 cups leeks
2 large potato cubed
10 springs of parsley
2tbsp of rosemary, dill or thyme
1 bay leaf
10 black pepper corn
1 large onion cut in big slice
water
1/4 tsp ground clove

Method:
Rinse and put all the above in a pressure cooker with water and cook them for 20 mins. After it cools remove and strain them ... use into any soup.

you can use the carrot and potato in other dishes

Palak soup

Ingredients:

1 cup of palak,
1/2 potato
1/2 onion
1 clove of garlic
salt to taste
half tsp butter
pepper little
1 tsp cream for garnish

Method:

wash and cut the palak, potato and onion into small pieces and pressure cook them with some salt and water and garlic for 2-3 whistles. After it cools blend them and let it boil with some butter and pepper for 5 mins. The spinach soup is ready.. serve it with some cream on top of it.

the potato in the recipe helps the soup to get thick. You can serve this with a toast of brown bread or rice.

Mixed Vegetable soup

Ingredients:

Half carrot
1 potato
1 Onion
3-4 pods of garlic
1 tomato
1 small size floret of clauliflower
small piece cabbage
small piece of lauki(bottle gourd)
few leaves of palak
salt to taste
half tsp butter
pinch of black pepper


Method:
Cut all vegetables in small pieces. Put them in pressure cooker along with salt and water (water level -so much that all vegetables are soaked) Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Allow to cool put the content in the blender along with water and make a puree.Let the puree boil in an open vessel(u may add water if u feel the soup is thick) once boiled, check for salt, if needed add more along with butter and black pepper.

the soup above is a very good option for the bigger children as they fail to eat vegetables normally even half a cup of this soup would be great for the child's nutrition. It is not always neccessary that all the above vegetables should be there you can add or substract any veggiee ...
you can add any number of vegetables to this soup.

PEA'S SOUP

Ingredients:

500 gm shelled peas or you can use frozen ones
1 onion finely chopped
2.5 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh creamsalt
and pepper to taste

Method: Heat some ghee in a pan then add the onion and saute till pink. Then add the peas and saute or a further 5 minutes. Add seasoning and vegetable stock. Boil and simmer till the peas are cooked. Puree in a grinderor if your kid is a little older you can just mash it with a laddle and serve. Serve hot topped with fresh cream.