Tuesday, December 21, 2010

CHICKEN AND BULGUR WHEAT SOUP





This is a hot,spicy and healthy soup and is perfect for cool winter. It is quite easy to prepare too.


INGREDIENTS


Minced chicken------------------1 cup
Bulgur wheat--------------------- 1/4 cup
Lettuce leaves-------------------- 1/4 cup
Carrots----------------------------- 2 tbsp,cut round wise
Beans------------------------------- 2 tbsp, cut in to small pieces
Chicken stock-------------------- 2 cups
Onion-------------------------------  1/4 cup,chopped
Tomato----------------------------- 1 medium sized, chopped
Oil------------------------------------ 1tsp
Chicken masala powder-------- 1tsp or to taste
Red chilly powder----------------- 1/4 tsp or to taste
Ginger-------------------------------- 1 inch piece, chopped finely
Garlic--------------------------------- 2 large cloves, chopped finely
Garam masala powder----------- a pinch
Black pepper powder------------- a pinch
Mint leaves--------------------------- 4
Salt as needed
Water as needed


METHOD

  1. Wash and soak bulgur wheat for 3 hours and pressure cook it with 1:1 ratio of water
  2. Now in a medium heat vessel add oil and saute onion,ginger,garlic and minced meat.
  3. Add needed salt and pepper. Keep stirring and cook till the chicken is fully done.
  4. Add tomato to it and saute.
  5. Next add chicken masala powder,red chilly powder,garam masala,lettuce leaves,carrot,beans and mint leaves.
  6. Then add chicken stock and cook it. You can add additional water if necessary.
  7. Check the seasoning and add cooked bulgur wheat to it and bring it to a boil.
  8. Switch off the flame and transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with chopped rosemary leaves or  can also use spring onions.
  9. Serve hot.

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