Italian style Indian soup! Does it not sound odd? This is an incredibly special mushroom pasta soup. Pasta is definitely an Italian food which is added here to make this soup special. It is not only delicious but also little heavy soup what will help you to kill your hunger. At the same time, this soup has Indian flavor too.
More interestingly here it was called as Indian soup but the soup itself does not belong to any Indian cuisine. Ha ha, is it not so irritating? But it is true. Can Indians claim that soup is their own cuisine? Never! They have some similar foods like sambar, raita etc. But all those are side dishes, people do not enjoy such food separately. I mean people have sambar either with idli & dosa or with rice. Some people even prefer to have this with roti (Indian bread). If you want to take another example, raita which is similar to soup and made of curd. But people enjoy raita with rice or roti as a side dish. There are so many other examples of such foods in India. But there is no such food which is similar to soup in Indian cuisine, at-least as per my knowledge, I do not know any such dish. Do you?
But don’t be disappointed, India has adopted so many soups in their own way and nowadays it is no more foreign food to Indians. Mostly all restaurants offer soups to their customers.
Now coming to this special mushroom pasta soup, this is no doubt spicy. When you will taste this soup first time, it will directly strike your that portion of your brain which identifies different taste through your tongue. It is that much strong. You may say that here not so many spices are used. Some people even will not be able to find enough spices. Actually, most people understand that spices mean all those seeds (cumin, coriander, fenugreek, fennel, mustard etc), some people even go to next level, they understand that spices mean how much chilli you have added, ha ha. If you have not added enough chilli or black pepper then it is okay. But this list is quite long. Ginger, garlic, onion, bay leaves all these are also spices and I am sure that you knew this. But when I offer this soup first time to one of my friends, he did not find it spicy, he rather found it strong. But believe me, it is spicy and very strong soup as compared to other soups. You will realize once you cook this and taste this at home.
Special mushroom pasta soup
Here tomato, onion, garlic and ginger are used to make the base of this soup. Interesting thing is that here all those ingredients are not added one by one to the cooking pot. Then what you will do? Actually here all those ingredients are blended together and added to cooking pot altogether and cooked accordingly. It brings a differential factor to this special mushroom pasta soup. You can add red chilli powder and black pepper powder according to your taste and enjoy this delicious soup at your home.
Special mushroom pasta soup recipe
- Mushroom - ½ cup, cut into pieces
- Pasta - ½ cup, spiral
- Tomato / tamatar -1 medium size
- Onion / pyaz - 1 medium size
- Garlic / lahsun - 4 cloves
- Ginger / adrak - ½ inch
- Red chili / lal mirch - 1.5 tsp, powder
- Turmeric / haldi - 2 tsp, powder
- black pepper/kali mirch - 2 tap, powder
- Salt - as needed
- Oil - 1.5 tbsp
- Water - 3 cups
- Cut tomato, onion and garlic in to large pieces and put in mixer grinder, also put garlic cloves in mixer grinder and blend to make smooth puree, add water if needed
- Heat oil in a wok and pour that puree and cook for 4-5 minutes, till it becomes dark in color and releases oil
- Now add turmeric powder, black pepper, salt and red chilli powder and mix with that puree and stir for next 2 minutes
- Now cut each mushroom into 4-6 pieces and add to that cooked puree
- Cook mushroom pieces for another 5 minutes till it becomes soft
- Now add enough water, let it start boiling and add pasta (spiral) and boil it for 7-10 minutes
- Once it is done you can remove it from fire, if not then keep it for another few minutes to adjust its thickness
- Now switch off flame and serve this special mushroom pasta soup in a bowl
Italian style Indian soup – Special mushroom pasta soup
Are you a real soup lover and often make soup at home? Then try some other soups also – red lentil soup, very delicious oats soup with mixed vegetable, my favorite sweet soup with perfectly ripe tomatoes and tapioca pearls, healthy spinach soup with cream, crispy vegetarian soup with fried corn etc.
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