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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Tender Coconut Oats Soup

Recently,I came to know about a Creamy Tender Coconut (Kurumba) Soup from my SriLankan Friend. Generally, Tender Coconut has been used in Indian Culinary as Desserts (like Icecream or Payasam or Kheer or Pudding) or eaten fresh as Salad and rarely cooked.Tender Coconut is rich in Minerals and a powerful antioxidant. I re-invented this Soup with minor deviation from that traditional Soup ensuring nutrition and health  and making sure it should  look, taste and smell good by adding extra healthy Ingredients like Oats, Yellow Mungdal, Chopped Spinach and other easily available spices at home. You can do it using wheat but I preferred the Oats Combo.It can be served as a Healthy Soup with a Homely meal of  Curries and Steamed Rice. It has a delicate flavor and a mild yellow colour. This Soup can be taken to end fast  for strict vegetarians and anytime good for kids of all ages. U can try this soup with Sprouted Green Mungdal instead of yellow mungdal or plain corn flakes instead of Oats. I tried it with 50 gms Oats but the Soup turned out to be as thick as meal. This serves 3-4 nos and needs 12-14 mins Cooking time. Try this fabulous recipe at home and serve it hot or warm as a Healthy Start to Nutrtious Homely Meal. Enjoy Ur Meal!. BonAppetit!.

Healthy Tender Coconut Oats Soup - Healthy and Nutritious Meal served in a Soup-Bowl
2 nos. finely chopped Tender Coconut flush
30 gms Oats - pulsed once
30 gms Yellow Mungdal - Pressured cooked upto 3 whistles
a handful of chopped Spinach
500 ml veg stock or 1 veg stock cube or plain water
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp pressed garlic
1/2 tsp pressed ginger
pinch of turmeric powder
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper powder
1 tsp lime juice
50 ml fresh thick coconut milk + 50 ml second coconut milk
1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
salt to taste
1.Heat oil  and saute chopped garlic,cumin seeds and grated ginger for a min on low flame
2.Add tender coconut flush,chopped spinach and turmeric powder and stir it for 30 secs.
3.Add veg stock and  pepper powder,when it boils, add Oats and let it simmer for 5 mins stirring it often on medium flame.
4.Add the second coconut milk and the pressure-cooked yellow mungdal and salt.Allow it to boil for 3 mins more.
5.Add the thick coconutmilk  and let it boil for 2-3 mins on low flame.
6.Remove from the fire and sprinkle lime juice on top and keep it covered for 5 mins so that it gets thick.
7.Serve it hot or warm with chilli-vinegar(optional),white-pepper powder and salt separately before homely meals.

U can even try this soup without adding Coconutmilk(with Veg stock alone).

Sending this recipe to Radhika's Winter Carnival' Event hosted by Tickling Palates
and to 'Healthy Diet Event - Warm Soups' hosted by Priya of  Priya's Easy n Tasty Recipes
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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious flavourful combination

Teena said...

Love the combo!! Great recipe :)

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely recipe....Sopu looks grt:)

Reva said...

This is super yum... Never tried tender coconut in soup... that is one interesting combination..)
Lovely and flavourful..:)))

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Yummy looking soup...

Priya Suresh said...

Super comforting and filling soup..wonderful bowl.

Unknown said...

wow, that sounds wonderful, i can almost taste the tender coconut in there.

Chitra said...

very different combo....sounds so yum and very healthy

Amina Creations said...

delicious and flavourful... very healthy..

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Umm Mymoonah said...

I love the flavour of tender coconut in the soup, this is great for all soup lovers.

Sobha Shyam said...

so innovative..lovely and healthy soup..yum !!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Something new but healthy..

Mélange said...

That's a very unique soup and flavorful !

Unknown said...

Nice combo and healthy soup...

chef and her kitchen said...

very unique soup...sounds nice

Aakash Kokz said...

Hi Christy,

Loved this one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Aakash Kokz