Jul 11, 2008

Recipe - Ministorne soup

Recipe - Minestrone Soup with vegetables and awards



Black beans have high level of protein, minerals and dietary fiber. The soluble fiber helps stabilize the blood sugar level and lower risk of heart disease.

Vegetable soup with pasta or sandwich is something, I cook regularly for dinners. I get my family to eat their veggies and protein in one meal. It helps them eat warm lunches/dinners during cold winter. Makes a very nutritious dinner with some salad or pasta in the side.

Thank you for all the awards showered.  I have been taking it easy as it is summer vacation for my kids and currently we are on vacation in LA. So will take a while to get back to the routine.

The big bear hug from Andhra flavours:

I would like to pass it on to SMN , Kamala, Asha and Rekha

Blogging with a purpose from Priti of Indian khana :

I would like to pass this on to Divya Vikram, Ramyabala ,Roopa ,Sagari


  • Black beans - 1/2 cup uncooked (1 cup canned or frozen)

  • Onion - 1/4 cup

  • Celery - 1/2 cup

  • Bell pepper - 1/2 cup

  • Yam - 1/2 cup

  • Zucchini - 1/2 cup

  • Green beans - 1/2 cup

  • Tomato - 1 cup (1 large tomato)

  • Spinach - 1/2 cup (frozen or any fresh greens)

  • Garlic - 2 or 3 cloves (according to taste)

  • Bay Leaf - 1 small

  • Whole Cumin - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Water - 4 cups

  • Salt - 3/4 teaspoon

  • Black Pepper - 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ground Cumin - 1/2 teaspoon

  • Butter/Ghee/Olive Oil - 1 teaspoon

  • Lemon Juice - according to taste (optional)


Preheat butter or olive oil in a soup pot or pressure cooker, splutter whole cumin seeds, add bay leaf.  Add
finely cut onions, celery and garlic and stir till aromatic.


Add all
the veggies, tomatoes, ground cumin, black pepper and salt.

Add 4 cups of water, spinach and cooked black beans/canned beans, bring to boil, lower heat and cover the dish, let it cook until cooked black beans are fully cooked with vegetables (20minutes).  Turn off the heat.

Add little lemon juice (optional).  Serve

Preparation time 30 minutes

# Servings: 4 - 6


Divya Vikram said...

Thanks for the award Devi..and the soup looks healthy n delicious

Roopa said...

Hi Devi Priya:) Congrats on all the awards:) A big bear Hug from me too:) Thank you so much for considering me for this award:) I love soups any type, even our sambar I consider a good soup:) Your picture looks yum:) Wish I could sip a spoonful of soup from that bowl:)

delhibelle said...

Lovely Minestrone!
Congrats on all the awards and thank you so much for thinking of me. Enjoy your vacation:)

Suma Rajesh said...

soup looks superb and healthy too...i guess i commented u on ur previous post but it did not apper on ur comments..anyways check for one more award on my previous post 'Methi leaves dosa and unndi'...waiting for u

sowmya said...

that soup is very healthy..nice one..Thanks for the award...am so glad..

rekhas kitchen said...

hi devi priya thanks a lot for the award a big hug from my side to you too congrats on your awards and first time to your blog good recipes you have keep visiting my blog

notyet100 said...

soup looks delcious,..congrats for all the awards..

Asha said...

Thanks DP, I appreciate it.Enjoy your awards. Soup looks yum!:)

Uma said...

the soup looks so good, Priya! Must have tasted great too. Congrats on all the awards. Enjoy your vacation. I am on vacation too!

Ramya Bala said...

Hey I luv this soup...Thank u so much and congrats on ur award dear...

Jeena said...

Thank you so much for the award Devi it is so kind of you. I am happy that you thought of me thank you. :-)

I love your minestrone soup it looks so thick and wholesome and it sure is healthy too.

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Sagari said...

thank u soooo much for choosing me devi ,I am soo happyy

Sireesha said...

The soup looks healthy and delicious....

SMN said...

Hey Devi congrats on ur awards abd the soup looks really. yum. Thank you for passing me the award

Kumudha said...

I just adore this soup. Thanks for sharing the recipe of a wonderful soup.

Andhra Flavors said...

great combination!
congratulations on ur awards. enjoy ur vacation.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your awards!

Sree said...

Hi Priya,
Didnt know you guys moved.No wonder there are no updates here. Howz the new place.Love to kids.Takecare.

vandana rajesh said...

first time here...gr8 blog. Delicious minestrone soup

Bhawana said...

check my blog. There is something for you :).

Sireesha said...


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Kitchen said...

As per my view you had done nice job. lovely. This soup is one of the my most favorite soup. thanks for recipe.

Breast augmentation said...

That thick soup looks very healthy and delicious. Bet it's very good for a light lunch, yet filling. Thanks very much for sharing.

Shanthi said...

Superb and awesome

kitchen chimney India said...

Hi! Sounds superb, nice blog

kitchen chimney India said...

awesome soup delicacy

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