Raindrops sliding down the window is an ethereal feeling that we can only enjoy during monsoon. This nippy weather is also synonymous with toasty food that we like to savour. Most of you might instantly turn to crispy desi snacks like samosas, kachoris, bread pakora et al. It’s absolutely right to crave for these titbits, after all, it has been a long summer and we feel like rewarding ourselves for making through. But gorging upon them daily might not be a good idea. Though Monsoon brings relief after the torrid heat, it also comes with several ailments like cold, throat infections and more significantly the tummy problems. We are surrounded with these seasonal symptoms due to the moisture in the air which makes it a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and microorganisms. 

To counteract this, you need to fortify yourself with maximum inflow of vitamins. A bowl of piping hot soup can come in handy as it can help you to keep your body hydrated and can also be a good source of protein. Seasonings like garlic, onions, and ginger can act as antibacterial and antiviral components which can help in flushing out bacteria and viruses while protecting your body from various ailments. Here are a few healthy soups that you can enjoy this monsoon.

1. Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot ginger soup is a delicious concoction of herbs and spices. The veggies involved in this dish imparts an earthy flavour which gives it a nice delightful touch. This recipe involves butter as well which balances the bitterness of the ginger and adds a rich layer of creaminess to the soup.

2. Mushroom Soup

Mushroom soup can be a perfect definition of a hearty meal. This small bowl is filled with mushrooms, fried garlic, shallots and double cream, which makes all things irresistible. Seasonings like black pepper gives it a sapid flavour and also makes this dish super healthy laden with antioxidant properties which can be apt for this weather.

3. French Onion Soup

The name itself can trigger drooling. The goodness of red onions, sweet onions and yellow onions with tantalizing beef broth and a hint of dry sherry, takes it to a whole new level. This soup isn’t bland or mellow in any way and will surely not disappoint your taste palate.

4. Italian Chicken Soup

Italian chicken soup is a wholesome stew packed with crunchy veggies, rotisserie chicken and fresh herbs with a generous amount of parmesan cheese. Lastly, it is topped with crunchy chunks of artisan bread, which gives it a nice crispy texture. This luscious creamy delight will truly surprise you with its enticing flavours as every ingredient holds a unique taste in its own way.

5. Lamb Shank Soup

Honestly, nothing beats a bowl of warm meat soup. The layers of richness in lamb shank soup are unparalleled to any soup. The soup is packed with crispy veggies like onions, tomato, carrots, chard and celery which is peppered with spices like cumin, sweet paprika, ground coriander and many more. This soup is simply overflowing with flavours that you should surely try once.

 

Try to make these soups fresh at home and enjoy them on those chilly evenings. Aren't these the simple pleasures that we seek in life?