Autumn comfort soup in a bowl

Autumn reminds us about comfort eating somehow. The reason could be lack of sunshine or cold wet days. Usually when we choose food for comfort, we tend to choose fatty, sugary and salty foods. But unlike many other so called comfort foods this soup is highly nutritious and healthy. 

It is the sweet and warming. Rich flavours of this soup that makes us tick all the boxes when it comes to comfort eating. In my opinion, its a nutritionally complete food. Majority of essential nutrients are there in this soup. 

Medium red onions - 2 - peel and cut into chunks
Medium carrots - 2 - cut into chunks
Medium tomatoes - 2 - cut into chunks
Large yellow pepper - 1 -cut into chunks
Large beetroot - 1- Cut into chunks
Kale leaves - 1 cup- Roughly chopped
Cooked adzuki beans - 1 cup
Cooked green peas - 1 cup
Composed olive oil - 2 tsp
Water - 3 cups
Bay leaves -2 nos.
Small stalks of rosemary leaves - 4 nos.
Star anise - 1 no.
Cinnamon stick - 1 cm piece
Tomato puree - 2 tbsp
Worcester sauce - 2 tbsp
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
Cracked black pepper - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 3/4 tsp


Heat oil in a large heavy bottom stock pot. Add onions and let it brown and then add beetroots and carrots. Sauté for couple of minutes.

Add tomatoes and pepper. Stir well, close the lid and let the steam cook vegetables for 2 more minutes. 

Now add water, beans, peas, herbs and spices. Allow to boil. 

Stir well and add salt, kale leaves, tomato puree, lemon juice and worcester sauce. Cook for 2 more minutes.

Serve hot.


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