A liquid diet served in a bowl hot or warm is called soup. Soups are usually cooked together with solid vegetables or meat forming till the flavours are extracted forming a broth and are one of the most comforting foods during winters. They are almost similar to stews, the only distinction is that soups are more liquid than stew. 

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In authentic French cuisines, soups are majorly classified into two categories- clear and thick soups. Thick soups are again differentiated on the basis of thickening agents, ‘purees’ are vegetable soups thickened with starch, ‘bisques’ are prepared from pureed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream, ‘cream soups’ are thickened with bechamel sauce, ‘veloutes’ are thickened with eggs, butter and cream. A few more ingredients which are used to thicken soups and broths are rice, lentils, gram, flour, and grains. Many other famous soups include carrots, pumpkin, potatoes, etc. 

Health Benefits of Carrot and Beetroot

Beetroots and carrots, if consumed together help alleviate constipation by improving metabolic functioning. These veggies contain fiber which helps to improve digestion. This flavourful pair helps in balancing blood sugar levels. They are rich sources of minerals that prevent the lifeless hair from further damage and hence prevent breakage.  They contain nitrate which helps to maintain and regulate blood pressure levels. 

Carrot and Beetroot juice is often consumed after a workout session because it reduces the pain after a workout and acts as a stamina booster. Apart from health, this combination is a great option for homemade face masks as it lets your skin glow radiantly. It makes the skin young and fresh. There are numerous face products that contain beetroots in them. It is one of the perfect weight solution diets and comes with numerous other benefits making it the healthiest option. 

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Beetroot, peeled, sliced & boiled
  • 2 Carrots, peeled, sliced & boiled
  • Water
  • 1 tsp Butter
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Beetroot & Carrot Stock
  • Black Pepper powder
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Cream

Method Of Preparation

  • In a mixer, jar add carrot, and beetroot and grind it into a nice, fine puree
  • Add water, grind it one more time, and then strain it so that the big chunks of carrots and beetroot are left behind as a residue
  • Heat butter in a vessel, add garlic paste, and saute it till the raw smell goes away
  • Add bay leaf, the strained vegetable puree, vegetable stock (water in which the vegetables were boiled), salt, and pepper, mix well and give it a good boil
  • Switch off the flame and add lemon juice
  • Garnish it with Cream and our Beetroot Carrot Soup is ready to be served

This comforting soup recipe is a perfect food option to be consumed on a cold, sunny winter morning. It can also be served as an evening snack to satisfy the soul and taste buds.