6 Indian Soups To Satisfy Your Soul This Winter
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When we think of making soup at home there are not a lot of Indian recipes that strike our mind. But, India is filled with exotic recipes for all kinds of food and soups are no exception. Most of these soups are very healthy and comfort your mind for all the right reasons. Having a bowl of fresh soup not only satisfies your hunger but also is an apt option for having a healthy and light dinner, especially as the days grow colder. 

Here are 6 top Indian soup recipes that you can try at home by using simple ingredients already available in your kitchen.

1. Palak Soup

Spinach is known as Palak in India. It is a very healthy green vegetable and is also considered one of the superfoods. To make this Palak soup will need to combine spinach with heavy cream and blend it in a blender. To take in the consistency add some gram flour. Now let the mixture cook for some time after which add a dash of paper. The outcome will change your perception of spinach and soups. This is an ideal recipe for winter and has this with toasted bread slices.

2.  Pappu Charu

Pappu Charu is very nourishing for the body and is a must-try if you're trying different types of Indian soup recipes. Pappu in Telugu means Dal and Charu means Rasam. You do not need a lot of ingredients to make this simple and nutritious recipe. Take any lentil of your choice and boil it. Now add some fresh vegetables, light, spices, and coriander leaves in it. If you want to make it a little heavier, then you can also add some fresh cream. Another alternative to fresh cream is using coconut milk as it adds a lot of richness to the recipe.

3. Mushroom Soup

The mushroom soup recipe will turn out to be so flavourful that you will stop ordering soup from outside. It is an intensely flavourful recipe and fully represents the true flavour of India. It is creamy, rich and packed with the goodness of mushrooms. Also, the best part about this recipe is that it doesn't require you to use a lot of spices because of which it will be thoroughly enjoyed by children as well. This is a one-pot recipe where you can add all your ingredients one by one without using too many utensils. It can be served with side dishes like a light salad or some pasta.

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4.  Tomato Saar

All of us have tried the Western version of the tomato soup, but have you ever thought about what the Indian version tastes like? The Indian version is full of signature Indian spices, tomatoes, and some coconut milk. It is popularly known as Tomatoes Saar and the recipe originates from the coastal area of Maharashtra. The outcome of the concoction of all these ingredients is tangy, sweet and sour. This suit will change your perception of the idea of conventional soups. This will challenge your taste buds and you will appreciate the combination of the flavours. You can have this soup with boiled rice on the side. 

5. Mulligatawny Soup

Mulligatawny Soup is a popular soup variant from the Southern part of India. The meaning of Mulligatawny in Tamil is pepper-water. It can be called a close cousin of the popular South Indian dish rasam. The main ingredients used in the making of this soup are chicken, lentils,mutton and some important spices. You can also add milk to give it South Indian flavour and top it with some coriander leaves. It is usually consumed with rice on the side and is a very famous soup across all South Indian states.

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6. Thupka

Thupka is a Tibetan soup that is made in different parts of India, especially in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the north-eastern states. Tupka also has its roots in Nepal. Amdo Thumpka is the variant that is specifically famous among Indian people. This is a versatile soup that can be prepared in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian ways. Thupka consists of soaps, noodles, vegetables, and any source of protein of your choice. This can be chicken, cottage cheese, or egg omelette. 

These are some of the top soup recipes inspired by Indian flavours and methods of cooking that you can make at home. All of these recipes are flavourful and can be easily made at home. The next time you feel like having soup, you can simply follow these recipes and make the delicious soups at home.