Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 43/90

So today was another recipe book day of mine, and ofcourse I had to refer to Ritu Dalmia's cookbook. She had this wonderful recipe for red pepper soup which I used, and I will make it again for sure. I skipped some steps, but she said that her recipes are guidelines and you dont need to follow them anyway, so I love the book more now. 

Also, I bought the veggies myself today from two sabjiwalas, and felt so good, even though the bastards much have cheated me. But there is something so special about buying the vegetables, makes you one with the process. :) 

Anyway, here goes.. 


What you need: 

Four peppers, yellow and red(dont use green you boring, miserly choon), deseeded 
Garlic to taste 
A knob of ginger, finely chopped 
Three onions, quartered 
One veg stock cube/one glass or more of homemade stock 
Salt to taste 
A teaspoon of crushed peppercorn 

What to do: 

1. After you have deseeded the peppers, put them on a baking tray, along with the whole garlic and onion, and put them in the oven, till you can see them well done and mushy under the skin. Alternatively, roast each one on the gas till the same thing happens, no clue how you will do that with the onions, maybe put them in a pan or something. 

2. Once youre done, remove the skin of the peppers, (as much as you can), and put everything from the tray in the mixie. This is what it looks like when its done. 

3. Put the pureed stuff, the stock cube, salt, pepper and two glasses of water into a pan, and let the contents boil, boil, and boil. Notice the scrumptious tikkis happening on the next stove. Ha! 

4. Add to cups and serve. The smaller the cup, the more people you can serve. Plus a small cup of soup is enough with a big dinner. 

Notice my grandmother and the soup. 


  1. Miss Mennon

    what a nice blog.. and you are very kind to me.
    So glad to hear you are enjoying the book
    Ritu dalmia

  2. Thanks so much! I really love your book, its not complicated, and the ingredients you list actually exist and are available. Thanks to you, I could finally make red velvet cake at home, past attempt was a disaster.