Piping Hot Ruby Colored “Beetroot Soup” …. Garnished with tava / pan fried onions and garlic .... A Very Nutritious and Healthy Soup ….. While the winter season brings lots of festivities and fun along, it also tends to bring in cold and chills along with it …… So give this soup a try this winter and spread warmth among your family and friends …..
Beetroot Soup is very healthy and good to be consumed during winter time. So go ahead and enjoy this one which is very simple to make. Without running much into the benefits of beetroot much I think I will straight away post the recipe. However, just for info increase intake of beetroot in your diet at least once a week. It has huge beneficial impact on the body. Clears complexion, good in case of constipation and has immense health benefits. You can google for more info.
Peel off the skin of 2 large sized beetroot and chop them into medium sized cubes. Wash well. Drain and keep aside ready to be added to pressure cooker.
In a pressure cooker pan add in a tablespoon of butter and fry one small onion sliced fine for a few minutes add in a few cloves of garlic also once they brown a bit add in the chopped beetroot pieces and mix well. Add 2 cups of water, cover with the lid and pressure cook to 2 whistles. Let the pressure gets released on its own. Once the cooker is cooled down and you are able to open the lid of the cooker, do so and allow the cooked beets to cool to room temperature.
Put it into a blender and run to form a smooth puree of the cooked beetroot. Remove and pour into a thick bottomed vessel. Add in water if necessary to bring to a thick soup consistency. Add in a teaspoon of coarsely powdered black pepper powder, salt to taste and a pinch of sugar (Optional).
Mix well and bring to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer. Meanwhile heat a small non stick tava / pan. When hot add in a tsp of butter and let it melt. Peel off the skin and slice a small onion into rounds. Place them on the tava and let fry on both sides.
Similarly add about 10-15 small sized peeled whole garlic and also fry till slightly brownish. Remove and add this to the soup. Check seasoning, if necessary add in pepper powder and salt. Serve steaming hot with any accompaniment of your choice.