Thursday, November 27, 2008

Carrot Soup

which carrot is better raw or cooked?

Clearly a raw carrot has more goodness in it when it is raw and therefore you would assume it is the healthiest way to eat it. But unless the carrot is juiced then consumed, the body cannot break down the goodness because of the cellular nature of the carrot. Carrots are more nutritious when eaten cooked than eaten raw (except when juiced). Because raw carrots have tough cellular walls, the body is able to convert less than 25 per cent of their beta carotene into vitamin A.Cooking, however, partially dissolves cellulose-thickened cell walls, freeing up nutrients by breaking down the cell membranes. So long as the cooked carrots are served as part of a meal that provides some fat the body can absorb more than half of the carotene. Also, it usual for Carrots to be cut into pieces and eaten after boiling or steaming, but done in this way, half the proteins and soluble carbohydrates will be lost so it is more advisable to cook them whole and then cut up.
Content and photo taken from carrotmuseum

1 big Carrot
1 medium Tomato
1sp thinly chopped Garlic,
1 Chilly chopped
1/2sp Pepper powder
1tsp Cornflour
1tbsp Lemon juice
1 tbsp Butter
Salt


1. Boil carrot and tomato in 400ml water until tender.(dint waste this leftover
water. keep it aside. we can use this for soup)
2. Allow to cool and blend boiled carrot and tomato until smooth.
3. Mix cornflour in 1tbs water. keep it aside.
4. Heat the butter in a saucepan and fry the chopped garlic and chilly.
5.Add pureed tomato,carrot,salt and leftover water(for better taste, u can use
vegetable stock instead of this)
6.Cook a further 10 mints.
7. Add cornflour water to this. stir well and cook for 2 mints.
8. Remove from heat and mix the pepper powder to it.
9. Before serve, mix the lemon juice.

19 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats a colourful,healthy bowl of soup!

Happy cook said...

I love carrot soup and this looks yumm

SMN said...

I love carroat soup nice one

srikars kitchen said...

looks colourful & yummy... Thxs for sharing & info...

Daily Meals said...

Nice picture and healthy soup...

Priya said...

Healthy soup..looks too delicious..

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

beautiful pic.. looks lovely and healthy.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Comforting soup. Looks tempting and healthy.

Curry Leaf said...

Comforting soup,warm entry to JFI

rekhas kitchen said...

wow very helthy and nice colour sita good entry for the event

Aparna said...

I'm not a very soup person, but carrot soup is one of the few I do like.

G.Pavani said...

looks colurful n healthy soup...yaar my mother tongue is telugu ...

SriLekha said...

wow! it sounds good and healthy!

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Sagari said...

delecioussss looking carrot soup

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Carrot soup looks good. Such a healthy one. YUM! YUM!

Ramya Bala said...

hey dear...sry i dont know whether i replied u r nt...i am sorry..was busy n didnt blog for past one month...soup looks simply superb

AnuSriram said...

That looks lovely... Nice click!

Adlak's tiny world said...

wonderful soup on beautiful cup.. like the way of yr presentation dear..
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