Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Simple Bowl of Green Tea Soup

Finding all ingredients for making the Thunder Tea Rice Soup is getting difficult as some of the ingredients are not easily available.  Here is a very simplified soup! Grounded peanut powder can be added, if desired.

This reminds us how much effort by many people and the natural gifts (sunshine, rain, soil) went into growing, harvesting, processing, cooking and serving the food that we eat every meal. How blessed we are!  When we are hungry, we have food.  Living in this era, we get to taste different wonderful and scrumptious cuisines even without having to step out of the country. Maybe, when we have our meal, just be thankful.  

Preparation:     8 mins Cooking time:  8 mins
           
Ingredients (serves 2)
°         25g mint leaves (stems removed before weighing)
°         25g coriander
°         500ml water
°         salt, to taste
°         granulated mushroom bouillon (optional), to taste
°         1½ teaspoon green tea powder, or to taste
°         some roasted/toasted white sesame seeds, for garnish

Method
1.      Place the mint leaves, coriander, and ginger in a blender with 125ml of water. Blend well and set aside.
2.      Pour 375ml of water into a pot and bring to a boil. Stir in the vegetable puree and bring to a boil.
3.      Season to taste with salt, granulated mushroom bouillon and stir in the green tea powder.
4.      Ladle the soup into individual serving bowls, sprinkle some sesame seeds and serve hot. 

9 comments:

Virginie Péan said...

Thanks a lot for this variation. With mint and coriander, it is just the soup we need in Summer! I'll try it very soon.
Cheers

Virginie Péan said...

Just two more questions: by "coriander", do you mean the seeds or the leaves? I suppose it is the leaves, but would like to be sure.
How much ginger do you add?
Thanks

Mlle Pigut said...

Now that's a really good idea!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Virginie

You are welcome. Coriander is Coriander leaves.

Feel free to change the variation and amount and explore. I feel there is still room for changes, just that I could not jump out of that box yet.

Ginger can be omitted in summer or use just 1-2 thin slices. Ginger warm the body and too much of it can make the soup a little 'spicy'and change the taste of it.

Have a lovely day :)

Cheers :)

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Hi Mlle Pigut

Thank you very much :)

Cheers

Vegetarian Yogini said...

Love it! So summer-like!The color is so vibrant that it is hard to resist.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

Thank you very much, Vegetarian Yogini

Have a lovely weekend.

Cheers :)

Kaleb Alexander said...

This looks amazing, and super delicious! Being a Vegetarian doesn't mean eating raw fruit and vegetables. Vegetarians have a enormous variety!

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...

YES! you are right Kaleb :D
cheers ;)

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