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The ‘feed a cold’ easy Indian vegetable soup

It’s raining here! That means my common cold might come back and I need extra immunity boost. The ‘feed a cold’ easy Indian vegetable soup could be our chance at beating it.

I have exactly been doing how they say, ‘feed a cold and starve a fever.’ I might have hydrated myself more than I did the whole year. It was that much hot water! On a side note, a tisk tisk is needed for stainless steel flask.

I would have made this soup at the very first day if our pantry wasn’t missing one or the other ingredient.  It isn’t even complete today. I thought of adding wheat dumplings but ran out of wheat flour :/

This recipe was born out of boredom one rainy evening. I don’t think I included Everyday Madras Curry Powder to the equation. I was simply throwing in any vegetable my hand can reach. I probably made it with rice noodles which is something I buy very rarely. I miss them. I have been missing a lot of things lately. Strange.


the feed a cold easy indian vegetable soup bowl at brainsandbeans dot com

Any recipe is easy when all you are going to do is throw them into a pot, add water and boil.

In my honest opinion, everyday curry powder [Click to get the recipe or you can find them in the sidebar] can totally be eliminated and the soup be consumed as it is. They have an upside, though. The spiciness can clear sinus and what’s better way to do it. Well, I could recommend shallow frying mutton chops with simple seasoning of curry powder, salt and pepper. Yum yum. Nevertheless lets keep calm and wait for a Sunday!

Movie update: Watched a foreign movie after a very long time. I wish my usual site shows some mercy and have 360p as an option. Don’t judge me! That’s how I roll.

It was a Turkish movie. I only knew about the infamous reputation Polish movies had for being sappy and tragic but I didn’t think the same was applicable for Turkish. I did manage to find a very good Hollywood style Polish rom-com once and now I forgot its name. Darn.

I love you, man(Seni Seviyorum Adamim) is the movie. You can find the English subtitled one on YouTube. Cliched but a good one. Watch it for a Turkish delight named Barış Kılıç, male lead of the movie. Hehe.

Now, about our soup…

The ‘feed a cold’ easy Indian vegetable soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people


1/8 cup red onion finely chopped
2/3 cup carrot roughly diced
1/2 cup white potato roughly diced
An inch of ginger minced
A large clove of garlic minced
1 tablespoon Sunflower oil or melted butter
1 teaspoon everyday madras curry powder
1/8 teaspoon turmeric powder
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
A dash of pepper during consumption


the feed a cold easy indian vegetable soup ingredients at brainsandbeans dot com

    • Heat a medium sized pot on slow flame, fry onion in oil until translucent. Add minced garlic, ginger and fry until aromatic.
    • Add carrots, let them turn slightly in colour or until raw smells goes away. Tip in the diced potato and let it cook for two minutes.
    • Sprinkle everyday madras curry powder and turmeric. Coat the vegetables well, add water and season it with salt.
    • Increase the flame to high. Cover the pot partially to let the steam escape. Cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked completely.
    • Transfer to a bowl and cuddle with it. Just kidding, don’t spill it.


  • Discard any floating scum or starch during boiling, if needed.
  • Always check for salt and adjust according to taste.
  • Get the recipe for Everyday madras curry powder from the sidebar.

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