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Minestrone Soup

Clear based soup with mixed vegetables
Recipe By : Niru Gupta
Type: Soups Serving: 4 Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes


  • Onion, chopped fine 4 tbsp
  • Garlic, chopped fine 2 tsp
  • Olive oil 2 tbsp
  • Water 5 cups (1 litre)
  • Tomatoes, grated 2 cups (250 g)
  • French Beans, chopped fine 7-8
  • Carrots, chopped fine ¼ cup
  • Potatoes, peeled and diced small ½ cup
  • Macaroni, cut ¼ cup
  • Rajmah (Kidney beans), boiled ½  cup
  • Salt 2 tsp or to taste
  • Kali mirch (powdered black pepper) ¼ tsp
  • Celery, chopped fine ¼ cup or ½ tsp celery salt
  • Oregano leaves or ajwain 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree 2 tbsp
  • Patta gobhi (Cabbage) thinly shredded 4-6 tbsp
  • Cheese, grated to garnish and serve on the side


  • Heat the oil and add onions and garlic. Saute till a little soft, add French beans, carrots and potatoes, saute a little more, then add the water, tomatoes and macaroni.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer, half-covered, till the vegetables and macaroni are tender (approx. 5 mins.), but 'bite like'.

  • Add the Rajmah, salt and pepper, celery or celery salt, oregano and tomato puree. Simmer covered for about 2 mins.

  • To serve, put the cabbage into the bowls, pour the hot soup over it, garnish with some cheese and serve, along with the extra cheese.


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