In my previous post (prawn 65) I had promised to post about onion soup today. So here we go. This is a simple and delicious onion soup that comes in so handy when you have no vegetables or meat for preparing soups. This tastes really great and I bet people will wonder if its just an onion soup. The ingredients required will be easily available in your pantry, and you can also amaze your surprise guests with this soup. Can be made in just minutes with few ingredients and so saves your time and money. Many people recognize onions as just a part of cooking or as a garnishing vegetable and so never give much importance to them, but they are very benefiting to health. I have used big onions here so I'll discuss something about them. These pungent smelling onions are very helpful to get rid of depression or hypertension, increases blood circulation, gets rid of cold and cough, and also has some necessary minerals like chromium. Also, these onions have a property to reduce the cholesterol levels which improves cardiovascular health, they are known to be blood thinners that helps to prevent clotting, heart attacks, strokes, blockages in arteries etc, but this property will diminish when onions are cooked. Am sure you must be amazed with all the health benefits of a humble and common vegetable. So coming back to the recipe it is really yum and filling just give a try once and you'll agree with me. You can try your versions too by adding some more flavorful ingredients like garlic, soy sauce etc; this is just a simple yet yummy version. Now lets see what's needed and how to prepare this hot bowl of Onion Soup.
INGREDIENTS(Serves one person)
- Big onion - 1 (chopped finely)
- Egg white - 1
- Coriander leaves - Few
- Corn flour - 2 spoon
- Maida /All purpose flour - 1 spoon
- Pepper powder - 1/2 spoon
- Sugar - 1/4 spoon
- Salt - As per taste
- Lemon juice - 1 spoon (or) lemon slice - 1
- Butter - 1 spoon
- Water - 1.5 glasses
- Heat a sauce pan and add butter to it. Then add onions and saute well until it turns translucent.
- Then add 1.5 glasses of water and stir well.
- Add salt, pepper powder and let it boil well for 3 minutes.
- Simmer the flame and add coriander leaves, sugar and let it boil again for another 2 minutes.
- Now slowly start adding the egg white into the sauce pan, simultaneously keep stirring the soup so that the egg white forms strings.
- Meanwhile in a bowl add maida, corn flour and some water and make a fine paste out of it.
- Add this paste to the boiling soup and cook until it thickens well.
- Squeeze some lemon juice or drop in a lemon slice and serve!
TIP 1: You can garnish the soup with some caramelized onions. To prepare caramelized onions just saute very thin slices of onions in butter until they turn brownish.
TIP 2: To avoid irritation and tears while chopping the onions, refrigerate onions few minutes prior to chopping.
TIP 3: While adding the egg white see that you keep stirring the soup simultaneously to get strings of them.
TIP 4: Never use onions that are chopped and left out for a long time and do not refrigerate chopped onions they will easily absorb the environmental bacteria and toxins easily and so its not advisable.
awesome i love soups but egg whiteReplyDelete
can i skip this and i guess yes
and ur pics looks fantastic
Yes Meenu you can skip the addition of egg white :) And thanks for the appreciations Meenu, you never fail to do that :)Delete
Definitely a comforting bowl of soup while its raining outside,inviting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Priya :)Delete
onion soup with egg... first time seeing divy...ReplyDelete
can i avoid egg?
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA
Definitely you can avoid them Viji!! Without eggs also it will taste so good :)Delete
oops where did my comment goReplyDelete
i was the first one to post
hmm ya so can i also avoid eggs
i love soups especially when they r steaming hot
bad luck mumbai doesnt hv that much of winter though coz its yummy to have soups then
Yes Meenu, in a city with such a climate you won't feel like having warm food, but still I love steaming hot soups.. Here it is cloudy and drizzling so I love to have them :)Delete
SIMPLE SOUP WILL TRYReplyDelete
Do try and share your feedback :) Thank you Beena!!Delete
woww..divya..i will try it for sure..i dont have maida can i skip that?ReplyDelete
Yes dear may be you can add another spoon of corn flour instead of maida :)Delete
sounds good..will try then..;)Delete
Do try and let me know the feedback dear :)Delete
egg, maida and onion.. wow.. it makes excellent combination..ReplyDelete
Yes dear :) Thanks :)Delete
yummy soup.... Me too had vegetable soup jus now..... Its raining heavily here.....ReplyDelete
Oh wow..it must be definitely comforting in such a climate :)Delete
Never had a soup with an egg white.. will it smell of egg??ReplyDelete
No gauri it won't even give an egg odour because its egg white!! Have you had sweet corn soup dear the strings in them are these egg whites only..It will taste awesome try it.. But be sure to add egg white slowly to well boiling soup so that it will form strings.Delete
Try it out Gauri you will definitely love it :)
Lovely soup Divya, i prepare it the same way but with chicken :P... looks deliciousReplyDelete
Chicken Tikka~ Today’s Special
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Yes Priya I prepare chicken and sweet corn soup this way its really yum na?? Thanks for the appreciation dear :)Delete
Wow... Divya it is inviting me...I like sweet corn chicken soup, your onion soup looks like that..ReplyDelete
It tastes so good Shanthi :) Try them sometime and thanks for the appreciations :)Delete
Divs...this is too good n looks like sweet corn soup. Loved it dear!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much dear :)Delete
Never knew that egg whites can be used this way too. Thanks for sharing Divya!ReplyDelete
Glad you liked it dear :)Delete
love this onion soup!!! nice presentationReplyDelete
Delicious onion soup, Divya. Adding lemon juice at the end, surely enhanced its flavour. Thanks for sharing this yummy soup.ReplyDelete
wow inviting and intresting recipe,luks very tempting...ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Premalatha :)Delete
Nice Healthy onion soup tempting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Priyanka :)Delete
Nice soup. I did see some one make a nice French Onion Soup but they used so much butter and some chicken stock, I put it out of mind. This looks do-able and nice!ReplyDelete
Yes Radha it is so easy and less risky do try them sometime and let me know the feedback :) Thanks for the kind appreciations!!Delete
Lovely & yummy soup.ReplyDelete
Thanks Shailaja :)Delete
yummy and different soup....very nice presentation like always...ReplyDelete
Thank you so much Bhavna :)Delete
Yummy delicious soup..:-)ReplyDelete
Thanks Julie :)Delete
super delicious soup dear..interesting one..ReplyDelete
Thanks dear :)Delete
It sure taste delicious. Love onionsReplyDelete
Thanks dear :)Delete
yummy soup...Ongoing event " Party snacks",more detais : http://en-iniyaillam.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/party-snacks-event-announcement.htmlReplyDelete
Thanks dear :)Delete
Simple and Yum!ReplyDelete
Todays Recipe - Mochakottai Kulambu
Wow, so deliciousReplyDelete
Thanks Shweta :)Delete
yumm tum soup. Thanks for linkingReplyDelete
My pleasure dear :)Delete
nice comforting soup..ReplyDelete
Thanks dear :)Delete
must have tasted yum n earthy; good oneReplyDelete
Yeah Priya tasted great!! Thank You :)Delete
The appetizers make great pairing with the lovely soup!ReplyDelete
Yeah Shirley they made a great combo try them sometime :)Delete
wow a hot onion soup is always very comforting in cold and wet weather....ReplyDelete
Yes dear its a comforting bowl especially during winter :) Thanks for the appreciation :)Delete