Cabbage soup diet is something which many of us have heard of. I personally feel that it is sought of a crash diet, which might lack certain nutrients and making you feel weak over a period of time. But this cabbage soup definitely works wonders and helps if you need to shed few pounds immedietaly. It promises a 10 pound weight loss in one week. But this diet should not be carried out for more than a week.. I do not recommend this diet but I feel that this soup is healhty because it is packed with many vegetables..It is not a fancy kinda soup, but it is a basic recipe which can be altered to suit ones taste buds.
Cabbage - half head
Onion - 1 medium sized
Tomatoes - 2 medium sized
Carrots - 2
Capsicum / Bell Pepper - 1
Mushrooms - 1/2 cup chopped
Celery - 1/2 bunch
Chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
Garlic - 3 cloves
Cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Coriander to garnish
I used a pressure cooker to make this soup.It can also be made in a crockpot or any large vessel.
Chop the cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrot, mushrooms, bell pepper and celery.
Heat some oil and saute the garlic and onions for a while. Once they turn translucent, add the tomatoes. Once it gets cooked, add all the other vegetables. Saute for a while and add the chilli powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper. You can also add any soup mix if you like at this time. Add water so that it just covers all the vegetables.
Close the pressure cooker and wait until you get one or two whistles. Switch off the heat.
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