Monday, January 14, 2013

Vegetable Soup Recipe - Veg Soup Recipe (Homestyle)

Vegetable Soup Recipe
I am not fond of soups but this vegetable soup amma makes and few other soups are exception. This specially suits for kids as its mild and not spicy with the flavour of coconut milk. I reserve the leftover for dinner and have with dosas too :) We always serve it with rice but you can have it with bread too, the chunky vegetables with the flavour of coconut milk and dal...yum combo. Do give a try and check for yourself!
Vegetable Soup Recipe

Vegetable Soup Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Soup | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Vegetables - 1/2 cup chopped(I used carrot and beans)
Big Onion - 1 chopped finely
Tomato - 1 chopped roughly
Garlic - 6 pods
Green chillies- 1 slitted into half
Coconut milk - 1/4 cup
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Water - 1 cup
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp chopped finely
Salt - to taste
Oil - 3 tsp

To temper:

Bayleaf - 1
Cloves - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cardamom - 1
Whole Pepper - 1/2 tsp crushed roughly(optional)
Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp


  1. Dry roast moong dal till nice aroma rises and it is golden brown,Set aside.Heat oil in a kadai - add the ingredients listed under 'to temper' let it splutter then add onion, garlic, green chillies and curry leaves and saute till golden brown.
    How to make vegetable soup - Step1
  2. Then add tomatoes and saute till mushy and raw smell leaves. Then add the veggies, saute for 3 mins. Transfer this to a pan and add 1 cup of water and allow it to boil till the veggies are cooked till soft.
    How to make vegetable soup - Step2
  3. Pressure cook moong dal in medium flame with 1 cup of water for 4-5 whistles till soft, smash it well with a laddle. Add this mixture to the boiled veggies.Simmer and cook for 5mins until dal combines well with the veggies.Add required salt.
    How to make vegetable soup - Step3
  4. Add coconut milk and give a rolling single boil, sprinkle pepper powder then garnish with coriander leaves and switch it off.
    How to make vegetable soup - Step4
Serve hot with rice or with bread as per your choice!

My Notes:

  • Do not boil/cook more after coconut milk is added else it will start separating.
  • Adding veggies is of your choice.You can use cabbage, potato etc.
  • You can use a pinch of red chilli powder if you prefer a more spicy version.
Vegetable Soup Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Bookmarked!!! Will try this for my kid...Healthy n flavorful soup..

  2. Wow ..simple and easy to make sure give it a try and pongal nal vazhthukal :)

  3. Looks very comfort. Like the soup bowl sharmi. It looks good.

  4. soup looks delicious!m!adding coconut milk is new to me..u r right goes well with dosa...will gve a try..

  5. Really a Healthy and Yummy soup...Nice preparation...

  6. nice and comfort soup...i too wanted to try soup with coconut milk, this sounds too good..will try it sometime...Pretty soup bowl:)

  7. its a healthy soup.....wil try it.
    happy pongal.

  8. I loveeee soups, especially these which have the goodness of veggies!

  9. name it soup :) i wll jump :) this one is gr8 ! heard from a friend :) saying that she wll have it for rice :)

  10. name is soup ! i wll jump ! looking gr8 heard from a friend saying that they wll have it with rice

  11. have it any time of the day.

  12. Such a comforting warm soup. Mother's recipes always rocks!!

  13. healthy and comforting soup

  14. Nice recipe. Will try and let you know.

    Can you post the recipe for Restaurant style Sweet Corn Veg soup? I have been longing for that recipe. Got it from one of the sites, but it wasn't good.

    1. Sure will post it sometime for sure....

  15. This soup looks so healthy and delicious! Hearty meal in itself!

  16. Definitely keeps me warm,comforting soup.

  17. Very comforting soup :) Love the soup bowl too..

  18. Very healthy soup. BTW, where did you get that bowl from?

  19. Looks very comforting and sounds flavorful. 3rd pic is so lively

  20. Hi Sharmi, We tried this Soup today and it was the best. It came out exactly like in the picture and tasted very good. Thanks of the wonderful blog.

    Thanks & Regards,
    Suji & Shiva

  21. can we skip coconut milk? or is there any other alternative for this?

    1. It is just for a nice can skip it too

  22. tried today.... came out well. Thanks for the recipe.


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