How to make potato with leek soup

Hi all!

I am  writing recipe here for potato with leek soup. I like my soups to be more thick and creamy. I think the more soup we eat, the healthier and fitter we will be. I also like to have differed kinds of soup. Sometimes I like to cook broth and clear soups. We can have soup for dinner, lunch and snacks.

Potato with Leek Soup Ingredients

  1.  Leek — 1 whole bunch
  2.  Potato — 200gm
  3. Butter — 100gm
  4. Fresh Cream — 50gm
  5. Milk — 1 cup
  6. Salt to taste

Preparation

First cut the leeks in half, place the leafy green part aside. Some people don’t use the leek greens, but I like to use the whole leek. The greens give a nice color. Wash both parts properly.  Wash potatoes.

Cut the potato and the leek into small pieces and put into separate bowls. You don’t need any garlic or onion, because if you add garlic you don’t get the leek’s flavor.

Heat pan and add  butter. First fry the leek for a few minutes.  Add potato and fry for few minutes until it turns brown.

Once the leek and potato are browned, add milk and let it boil a few minutes. Now add the green leek tops and boil for another moment.

Once the milk has boiled for a few minutes and everything is cooked, place in a blender and blend. Be careful because it is hot. Add salt and fresh cream, and your soup is ready to eat. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect for Winter: Homemade Chicken Broth Soup!

Hello Dear Friends!

I am writing a new recipe about how to make chicken broth soup. This is my own recipe.  It’s easy to make and good for winter. Last winter, I had made this dish which my friends enjoyed a lot. Therefore, with the winter in our doorstep I thought of sharing this recipe. I think this soup will taste good with bread items as well.

Ingredients

  1.  500 gm chicken breast with bone large pieces
  2.  One cup diced carrot
  3. One cup fresh beans sliced
  4. One cup sliced cabbage
  5. One cup fresh green pea
  6.  One cup diced mushroom
  7. one cup diced capsicum
  8. Onion 2 pieces chopped
  9. Celery 1 bunch
  10. Bay leaf 1o pieces
  11.  Rosemary 1/2 tsp
  12. Thyme 1/2 tsp
  13. Ginger 1 small piece chopped
  14. Basil one bunch
  15.  Garlic whole
  16.  Corn flour 1 tsp
  17. 1/2 tsp flour
  18. Salt to taste
  19. Black pepper 1/2 tsp

Preparation

We need a stock pot or deep sauce pan for this. In the pot, add ginger, bay leaf, celery, rosemary, thyme, basil and chopped onion. Then add 3-4 liter water and chicken. Put the pot in heat and boil until the chicken is cooked.

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While the chicken is boiling, cut all the vegetables in small pieces. You can cut the vegetables in any shape that you like.

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Here is my diced vegetables.

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How to make Nepali Daal Bhat (Rice and Lentil Soup)

Hello all!

Today I am writing a recipe for Daal Bhat-Nepali rice and lentil dish.  Since dal bhat is what most Nepali housholds eat twice a day, it is very easy to make for most of us. The reason I am writing this recipe is because of Rene didi’s request.  She had come to Kathmandu from Canada and I had invited her for lunch. She came to my office and had Daal Bhat with us.  Dal bhat is the most common and classic Nepali recipe. It  very easy to make.

 

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Me and Rene during a hike

 

Ingredients for Daal

  • 500 gm mix lentils (You can find many varieties of lentils easily. I usually go with a mixture of different lentils in my daal)
  • 1 liter water
  • Oil or butter 100ml
  • Onion 50gm
  • Garlic ginger paste 50gm
  • Tomato 50gm
  • Turmeric powder 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaf or (Jimbu) for garnish.

 

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Some ingredients

 

Ingredients for Rice 

  • 2 Cups rice (preferably Basmati)
  • 4 Cups of water
  • If like, you can add butter 1 tsp

Preparation for Rice

Wash  rice and soak for 5 minutes. Cooking in a pot instead of rice cooker makes it taste better as well as soft and fluffy. In a stock pot, add the rice and water. Cover and bring to boil. Once the rice starts to boil, turn the heat to low and cook, covered for 5 more minutes until done. Best way to know if rice is cooked- take out a grain of cooked rice squeeze it with thumb and a finger. If you feel any hard stuff inside the rice, it is not cooked yet. But if the grain is soft and mushy, its cooked.

Preparation for Daal

Wash lentils and soak lentils for 10- 15 minute. If you are not using pressure cooker, soak the lentils  over night. I am cooking in a pressure cooker here. Remove anything that floats on the surface. After that, drain extra water.Repeat the washing with fresh water until you are satisfied no husks are left.

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