Indian Soup Recipes That You Can Enjoy At Home

By Komal|4 - 5 mins read| January 04, 2024


With its rich and diverse palate, Indian cuisine offers a blast of aroma and flavors in every bite. When it comes to Indian cuisine, curries and spices are what comes to your mind. Due to this perception, Indian soups are often left underrated! Not only are these classic soup recipes packed with aromatic spices and wholesome ingredients but also are a healthy and delightful option to savor the flavors of India. 

Whether you’re looking to cook something for a cozy evening or a small get together at home, these recipes are perfect for every occasion. Grab up your apron and get yourself ready to bring the vibrant flavors of India to your table. Read below to explore some delicious Indian soup recipes that you can prepare in your own kitchen.

Mulligatawny Soup

This classic recipe of Mulligatawny soup is a fantastic blend of Indian and British culinary influences. It is a perfect option if you want to enjoy something creamy and comforting with a kick of spiceness. To prepare this, you will need the following ingredients.

  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1 diced celery stalk
  • 1 finely chopped apple
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • Fresh cilantro

Follow the instructions given below carefully.

  • In a pot, heat the vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add chopped onion, garlic, celery, carrot, and apple and saute until the veggies start to become translucent.
  • Now add and stir curry powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and cayenne powder until the spices start to infuse their flavor and aroma.
  • Add the chicken or vegetable broth and let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Next add red lentils and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are cooked properly and the soup slightly thickens.
  • Gradually add the shredded chicken and stir in along with coconut milk.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve hot!

Tomato Rasam

Another recipe that is sure to blow your mind is Tomato Rasam. It is a classic South India recipe that will win you over with its perfect balance of tanginess and spiceness. Here’s what you will need to prepare it.

  • 4 chopped ripe tomatoes
  • ½ cup cooked toor dal
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2-3 curry leaves
  • ¼ tbsp asafoetida
  • 1 tbsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 dried red chillies
  • 1 tbsp tamarind paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves

Now follow the procedure given below.

  • In a pot, add tomatoes, toor dal, asafoetida, and turmeric powder. Add water suitable enough to achieve the consistency similar to a soup and let it simmer.
  • Take another pan and heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Then add cumin seeds, black mustard seeds, dried chillies, curry leaves and let the spices splutter.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add this mixture to the simmering tomato soup and add tamarind paste and salt. Let it simmer for a few more minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot. You can also serve it along with rice or other main course dishes.

Palak Shorba

If you want a healthy and comforting option, brimmed with essential nutrients, this recipe of Palak Shorba is the one for you. You will need the following ingredients.

  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 inch minced ginger piece
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ cup unflavored yogurt
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • ½ tbsp coriander powder
  • ¼ tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh cream

To prepare this, follow the directions given below.

  • In a pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat and saute onion, chillies, garlic and ginger until the veggies start to turn translucent and soft.
  • Now add spinach leaves and cook until wilted.
  • Once done, let the mixture cool.
  • Blend the mixture along with yogurt until it forms a smooth puree.
  • Pour the blended mixture to a pot and add cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala and salt.
  • Add water and let it simmer for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh cream and serve hot!

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