Friday, July 30, 2021

DRUMSTICK SOUP / MORINGA SOUP / HEALTHY DETOX SOUP

 

Here is a very healthy detox soup recipe made with drumsticks or moringa.Drumsticks are loaded with nutrition. This soup is said to be as nutritious as mutton or paya yakhni. So it makes a good option for vegetarians. This is also a weight watchers delight.

Nutritional Facts of Drumstick or Moringa

Drumstick is highly valued for its theraputic properties and nutritional benefits. This versatile vegetable is loaded with Vitamins A,C,K, B complex, minerals, iron, calcium, magnesium to name a few. Regular addition of drumstick in the diet is known to control diabetes, high blood pressure. It also fortifies the bone and improves skin health. Right from the root, bark, leaves, pod, flowers, fruits and seeds of this plant are used in traditional medicine.
(Information source - Google)

Can we add some vegetables to this soup ?

Yes, you may add vegetables to it. But to keep it healthy choose some nutritious ones.

Can we add any thickeners ?

Yes, you may add some oatmeal or barley powder for thickening. For a healthy version avoid adding corn starch

Ingredients:
Drumsticks ........... 200 gms (about 5-6)
Ginger .................. 1" piece (peeled and chopped)
Salt ...................... to taste
Crushed black pepper .... 2-3 pinches or as needed
Roasted cumin powder ....1/4 tsp or as needed
Lemon juice .................... 1/2 tbsps or as needed
(add all the ingredients as per your liking)

Method:
1. Scrape the drumsticks and cut them into small pieces.
2. Put them in a pressure cooker with 3 cups of water and cook for 3-4 whistles.
3. Open after the pressure is released. Let them cool.
4. Transfer them into a grinding jar and grind them adding the water from the pressure cooker.
5. Strain the soup well.
6. Pour the strained soup into a pan and place it on the gas.
7. Add salt and bring it to a boil.
8. Add the roasted cumin powder and freshly crushed black pepper. Add some lemon juice.
9. Boil it for a minute or two on low flame.

Yield - 2 servings

Check out the video



About the group:
Shhhhh Cooking Secretly is a monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. Two secret ingredients are  chosen by each partner for the other one and we prepare any dish with those ingredients based on the selected theme of the month which was MONSOON TREATS suggested by me.
My partner of the month was Jayashree Trao. She chose GINGER and  PEPPER as my two secret ingredients and I made this healthy Moringa soup.
I gave her GHEE and ASAFOETIDA as her secret ingredients. She made delicious and healthy LEMON RASAM 


36 comments:

  1. I love drumstick leaves soup a lot, your version drumstick soup is very interesting. Ginger, roasted cumin powder and lemon juice added in soup surely adds good taste to soup.

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  2. Moringa is very healthy vegetable and this detox drumstick soup is a great way to add the healthy benefits of Moringa to our daily diet.

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  3. Such a healthy and comforting recipe of drumstick soup. I usually make one where I scrape out the inner flesh after boiling the sticks. Like this one where you've blended everything together.

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    1. Yes, this is an easier option. Thanks Mayuri

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  4. What a delicious soup Shobha. I love drumsticks, but this recipe is totally new for me. Will surely try it. I like the suggestion of using barley flour to thicken it.

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    1. Thanks Preeti. Barley adds to the nutrition.

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  5. we love soup in ALL forms, Shobha ji. this is very unique. Do we need to grind it once cooked with the skin intact or scrape it and then puree the pulp only. bookmarking to try this soon

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    1. Kalyani, like always we do for sambar first scrape the green skin and boil. we have to grind them as it is and then strain. You can check out the video too.

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  6. That's an awesome, healthy soup. I love how you have kept it simple, using only minimal ingredients. Would love to try it out soon. Looks absolutely delicious!

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  7. Drumsticks is so full of healthy benefits and making a soup from it so good. Would love to sip on this in winters or rains.

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    1. Yes dear, absolutely. it is comforting on cold and rainy days.

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  8. Other than the job of scraping of the pulp the drumsticks are so tasty and are really healthy and nutritious. I would love to try this soup for winter as well.

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    1. In this version the scraping part is made easier by grinding and straining them.

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  9. Loved this moringa soup, it is healthy and ideal for all ages. I would love to try this soon along with sandwich.

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  10. Your drumstick soup with very few ingredients sounds absolutely healthy and flavorful snd super easy. Would love giving it a try.

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  11. I never tried drumstick soup ,the recipe sounds very easy and quick to make.. it must be perfect for rainy or chilli winter evenings. thanks for sharing it.. hopefully i will try it soon.

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    1. Yes Swati, it is easy and healthy. Do make it

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  12. Such a healthy and nutritious soup, it's perfect for this Monsoon season. Love to have it with some fried fried corn flakes.

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  13. Shobha I am not using drumsticks in regular cooking. Actually never tried but while reading your post I came to know about benefits of Drumsticks which are really amazing. Your soup looks super tempting will try this soon.

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    1. Oh dear, you must use drumsticks as they are very nutritious. I love them in sambat .

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  14. Moringa soup is a very unique dish. I have had drumsticks in curries but not in soup form. Must try dish.

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  15. Drumstick soup looks so delicious and incredible. Perfect treat for the monsoons. Live the tip and tricks to make this soup. Can’t wait to try it soon.

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    1. Thanks Preethi. Do make it at your convenience.

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  16. Drumstick soup is so healthy and nutritious. Love the way how simple the recipe is with very few ingredients. Trying it out soon.

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  17. WOW !! love this healthy detox soup using drumsticks.... It seems as a perfect for current monsoon season. Such a very unique soup here for sure

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  18. I love moringa soup but always found it cumbersome to scrape off the pulp after cooking the drumsticks. Your version of blending and straining sounds like a breeze

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