Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chicken Pumpkin Soup





If you think soup is bland and not tasty enough to satisfy your appetite, think again for soup is not only tasty, it's healthy and if you are on a diet, just prior to taking a meal be that lunch or dinner, start with a soup first. It is a superb filling agent and will make you full. Hence automatically the amount of your food intake will reduce. So will your weight with time.


Ingredients:                                            Cooking time: 20 minutes

ü  3-4 pieces of boneless chicken (boiled and shredded)

ü  Half a pumpkin (deseeded and diced)

ü  2 large tomatoes

ü  5-6 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)

ü  Fresh parsley or basil leaves (chopped)

ü  2 tbsp of whipping cream

ü  Black pepper powder

ü  Salt to taste

ü  Vegetable stock as per need (I used about 4 cups)

ü  White oil for cooking

Method:

1) Heat oil in a pan. Add the pumpkin & lightly fry till they turn golden brown in color. Add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes.

2) Add the chopped tomatoes. Sauté for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper powder.

3) Pour in the stock, add chicken pieces and bring to a boil. Add cream and sprinkle parsley leaves on top. Simmer for 5 minutes more.

4) Serve hot. 

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