Sweet Corn Beetroot Soup –
Since it has started raining nicely again, there was a need for a steaming hot soup for lunch.
Didn’t want to have regular tomato soup. I had a corn cob in fridge. And some beetroots. So thought of giving a try to this Sweet Corn & Beetroot Soup which could have been given to my 16 month old baby also.
So I made it in 2 batches. One for my baby and one for other family members as I avoid giving spices to the baby. And even cornstarch is avoided in her version of soups.
Recipe of Soup
Ingredients of Sweet Corn Beetroot Soup
2 cups of sweet corn kernels (Raw or boiled both will do)
1 beetroot (boiled and chopped)
1 tablespoon butter (homemade ghee for babies and toddlers)
salt as per taste (Avoid salt if baby is below one year old)
1 teaspoon cornstarch (Add one teaspoon nachni sattva instead of cornstarch for all the kids)
2-3 bay leaves /tej patta. (Avoid Bay Leaves or decrease the quantity for kids)
1 tsp Black pepper powder.
1-1 n 1/2 glass of water.
Method of Sweet Corn Beetroot Soup
Grind the corn kernels and chopped beetroot in a mixer grinder and make a smooth paste of it.
Heat butter/ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan.
Add Bay leaves and fry them till the time the aroma of these leaves spreads out.
I’m fond of bay leaves. They enhance the taste of any spicy dish and make it aromatic.
Add the corn beetroot paste to the butter/ghee.
stir it well and close it with a lid.
keep stirring in 2-3 minutes intervals till the time all the water gets out of it and the paste starts leaving the sides and the oily surface is visible.
Now add 1 glass of water. And mix well. Add more if required.
Add salt and let it boil.
Mix 1 tsp cornstarch / nachni sattva with 1/4 cup of water and mix well. There should be no lumps to it.
Add this mixture at the boiling point. and stir well. let it boil for 4-5 minutes on high flame then decrease the flame and let it cook for another 8-10 minutes. At this point, the soup starts to thicken.
Serve the soup in soup serving bowls.
Additionally, Sprinkle some Black pepper powder over it (Avoid for babies, fine for kids).
Can garnish with little coriander leaves.
PS: Had read in some articles that cornstarch is highly processed so not really recommended for babies and excessive consumption not good for adults too. So nachni sattva is a better alternative as a thickening agent.