For Day 3, Week 2 of BM #41, here is a very simple and no-nonsense kind of a soup which is very filling and comforting as well. So 'O' for Oats-Vegetable Soup.
If you have noticed, all three of them (K for Kanchipuram Idli, V for Vegetable Jalfrezi, and 'O' for Oats-Vegetable Soup) are cooked in three different ways. The Idlis are steamed, the Jalfrezi is cooked on Stove Top and the Soup is made in the Microwave!
Originally I planned to make this soup for my dinner as I was more or less sure that they would make faces if I tell them about oats in soup. So I didn't want to offer the soup to the rest of the family. But just because the kids and the husband were looking on, I decided that I should let them taste a sip each. One sip led to another and ironically I was just left with a few sips for myself in the end!!
I have since made this soup regularly and trust me it is addictive if you can tolerate oats. In fact my husband who is an anti-Oats person didn't mind them at all in this soup!
Rolled Oats 1/4 cup
Mixed Vegetables (Carrots, Edamame, Beans, Corn and Peas) 1 cup
Garlic 1 clove
Tomato Paste 1 tsp
Vegetable Stock 2 cups
Salt as needed
Sambar Powder 1/2 tsp (or to taste) (I used MTR Sambar Powder)
Pepper Powder as needed
Method Of Preparation -
In a wide Microwave safe bowl, add all the ingredients, mix well and cook it for 3 minutes and stir.
Continue cooking in 1 minute intervals for upto 7-8 minutes and check the taste and consistency.
Adjust the flavors as preferred and enjoy with a few croutons!
Preparation Time 5 min + Cooking time 7 min