Sunday, September 9, 2012

South Indian Gazpacho Soup recipe



I took a traditional Spanish soup and made it into a vegan South Indian gazpacho soup instead. How? Coconut chutney!

As I mentioned in my zucchini recipe, I’m a lazy cook. I shouldn’t even call myself a cook, actually—I grab what’s in my veggie-filled fridge, experiment, and hope something turns out well. Today in my fridge I had enough to make a pretty tasty vegan soup!

I also used some coconut chutney from the fridge as part of my Sangeetha leftovers. If you want to make it yourself, here’s a recipe. Truthfully I think it’s easier to go out and buy some… but it’s your call.

Serves one, happily

 Ingredients

-4 tomatoes
-1 cucumber
-Quarter of a red onion
-2 tsp of coconut chutney
-Salt to taste

Chop the tomatoes, cucumber and onions. Throw the tomatoes, chutney, and half of the chopped cucumber slices into a blender—the other half will serve as a garnish.

Pour the chunky, blended soup into a bowl. Stir in those cucumber slices and top with the red onions. Eat and feel invigorated.



Addendums:

Like my other vegan soup recipes, you can modify this recipe in a zillion ways. Food purists will cringe when they see that my version of gazpacho includes only tomato, cucumber and onion.

Other things that you can (and probably should) add include red capsicum, garlic, chives, celery, parsley, vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, ground pepper, and sugar. Any or all of these things will go well in the soup. 

5 comments:

  1. It seems that you have very good exposure about veg food, i strongly suggest you to write a book, i am sure i will buy it..
    I am really thankful for your vegan blog.. why cant you add follow up widgets in your blog.. it could help other fellows too to understand.

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    1. Hey, thanks so much! It means a lot to me to know that other vegans are happy to have this as a resource here in India--that's my whole goal. Perhaps in time I'll write a book. =)

      Also, this blog's only about a week old (I've been working fast and furiously). I plan on exposing it a bit more by adding widgets and the likes once I'm comfortable with the content. Couldn't hurt to do it now, I guess! I promise to do my best to get the vegan word out there in any way I can! I'll be on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter and other networks soon.

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    3. Just look me up on Facebook--I should be there!

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