Monsoon with soups

Monsoons are the best time to enjoy kadak adrak-chai along with savoury pakodas. But, don’t go overboard with the fried savoury snacks to satisfy your taste buds and appetite. Instead, another healthier way is to go for steaming hot soups. A healthy soup relaxes and soothes you whenever you are feeling low. It’s by far the most comforting food and tasty too.
One such recipe for a healthy soup is:

Colorful Rainbow soup:


 A wholesome soup with a lot of colourful veggies, added fibre and vitamins for your overall well being.


Tomato  — 1 & 1/2 cup puree
Carrot — 1/2 cup (fine chopped)
Broccoli — 1/2 cup (cut in florets)
Cabbage — 1/4 cup (shredded)
Mushroom — 5-6 pieces (cut into halves)
Sweet corn — 1/2 cup
French beans — 1/4 cup
Black Pepper — 1 tsp
Garlic — 1 tsp (finely chopped)
Salt — to taste
Butter — 2 tsp
Water — 4-5 cups (depending upon the consistency)



  1. Melt the butter in a sauce pan, fry garlic paste and add tomato puree and saute for 1/2 minute.
  2.  Add all the vegetables except cabbage and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  3.  Add water and simmer for 5-6  mins.
  4. Now add cabbage, bring to boil, add seasonings and salt.
  5.  Garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Serve hot.



  • You can try replacing tomato puree with potato mash, both provide rich thick base to the soup.Potato is a rich source of potassium and other minerals
  • Can replace mushrooms with fine cut cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is an instant source of energy, very helpful in recovering from the weakness due to viral, a common monsoon ailment.
  • You can also add finely chopped garlic. This steaming cup of soup can be used when suffering from cold or sore throat.