Indulge in a delectable and nourishing Drumstick Leaves Soup to savour the rainy season. This delectable dish not only tantalises your taste buds but also offers a nourishing boost to fortify your health during the monsoon season.
With the onset of monsoon, one yearns for wholesome and comforting meals. This particular dish is a delectable choice, featuring the flavorful Drumstick Leaves Soup. This delectable soup boasts not only a delightful flavour profile but also a plethora of nourishing properties. Moringa leaves, commonly referred to as drumstick leaves, boast a plethora of vital nutrients such as antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. These particular ingredients are renowned for their ability to enhance the body's immune system, optimise digestive function, and impart a substantial surge of vitality.
This soup boasts a cosy and inviting warmth, coupled with a distinctive and unparalleled flavour profile. The plant-based and pleasantly bitter flavour profile of the drumstick leaves perfectly complements the fragrant blend of spices, resulting in a truly exquisite gastronomic encounter. This soup can be presented as a delightful appetiser or accompanied by a side of artisanal crusty bread or fluffy steamed rice for a satisfying and nourishing dining experience.
2 cups of drumstick leaves (moringa leaves), washed and cleaned
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-inch piece of ginger, grated
4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: spices like turmeric, cumin, or coriander for added flavor
Method: Begin by heating a high-quality oil in a strong pot set over a medium flame. Incorporate the finely diced onion and sauté until it reaches a translucent consistency. Incorporate the finely chopped garlic and grated ginger into the cooking vessel. Gently stir the ingredients in the pan and allow them to cook for a brief moment until their fragrant essence is released. Incorporate the drumstick leaves into the pot and sauté them for a brief period until they wilt and decrease in size. Add the vegetable or chicken broth to the mixture, incorporating any preferred seasonings. Be sure to properly season with just the right amount of salt and pepper to enhance the flavours to your liking. Thoroughly incorporate all the components by stirring with finesse. First, we need to bring the soup to a rolling boil, and then we'll want to lower the heat to a gentle simmer. After covering the pot, let it cook for approximately 15-20 minutes to allow the flavours to blend harmoniously. Once the prescribed cooking time has passed, carefully extract the pot from the heat source and allow it to cool down to a moderate temperature.
To achieve a velvety texture, either transfer the soup to a blender or utilise an immersion blender to blend the mixture until it reaches a smooth and creamy consistency. To achieve the desired texture, consider incorporating additional broth as necessary.
Once the soup has been strained, it is recommended to transfer it back into the pot and gently reheat it to the desired temperature before serving. Carefully evaluate the flavour profile and make any necessary adjustments to the seasoning. To serve the Moringa Leaves Soup, use a ladle to carefully pour it into individual bowls. For an added touch of flavour and presentation, consider garnishing with a sprinkle of fresh herbs or a light drizzle of high-quality olive oil.
Note: If you don’t have drumstick leaves you could any other Keerai (amaranth leaves) stem, which otherwise is usually discarded.