Thursday, October 29, 2009

Bunny's Carrot Soup


When somebody on the T.V says let your kids help you make family dinner, that way they are more likely to eat what you cook....did you agree with them.....give it a try it works....Here's another recipe from my DD (first one was her applesauce) it's simple & easy....it's called "carrot soup". During summer vacation once she got a book from the library I guess the name of the book was Bunny's Carrot Soup & she wanted me to make the soup, recipe for which was at the end of the book. She checked each & every ingredient one by one from me..... if I have it or not.... and then she wanted me to cook that soup.She helped me with the making of it and Yes! she loved it. Take a toast of your favourite bread & enjoy it.
Here's our carrot soup going to WYF : Light Meal Event & also to Radhika's & Sudeshna's Food For Stages Of Life -Cooking For Infants & Toddlers event.

Ingredient :
  • 6 carrots peeled & chopped
  • 1 celery stick chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • salt as per taste(if making for babies don't use any)
  • black pepper (don't use it for babies)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil(for babies you can use desi ghee instead)
  • 3 cups of vegetable stock(I use chicken stock/vegetable stock/water whatever i have on hand)

Method :

1) In a heavy bottom pan heat the ghee/oil add garlic stir it, add celery stir it after a minute or so add carrots, stir everything together. If you feel oil is little less just add 2-3 tblsp. of the liquid you are using.

2) Saute everything together for around 5 min. or so & then add stock to it. Also add salt & pepper if using. Cover it & let it boil. Once it start to boil turn the gas to slow & let it simmer for around 15 min. or so, by then carrots should be totally soft.let it stay covered & cool a little bit.

3) Puree it smoothly or to coarse consistency acc. to your requirement.

4) Serve it with a little bit of heavy cream or full cream milk or a chunk of butter on top & with the side of your favourite toasted bread.

As far the benefits of this soup goes, everyone must have heard that carrots are good source of vitamin A & very good for vision other then that Carrots antioxidant compounds help protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Note :This recipe is suitable for babies 8 months & old. But before giving it to babies make sure you strain the soup so that no big chunk or any fiber from the celery is left in by mistake.

Tip : If you make baby food in little extra quantity like I do, then this is the tip, freeze extra one in ice trays(pour it into plastic ice-cube trays, cover it with foil or plastic wrap, freeze it for few hours, once frozen take it out & store it in freezer bags inside freezer, for upto 4 weeks, though you can freeze it for longer also but that's the maximum I do. And beleive me it really comes handy on those days when you are really tired after grocerries, cleaning, laundry & what not.

4 comments:

SE(Denufood) said...

ohh wow..this looks delicious..and hugs to your little cutie...

Spice said...

Thanks SE.

EC said...

Wow..looks yummy...thanks for the entry

Ankita said...

look delicious.My little one will love this.