Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale and white bean soup
Kale and White Bean Soup

Have you caught up with Kale craze yet? I have been reading about Kale so much in blog world and watching it on TV regularly these days. First time I tried making something with Kale, no one wanted to even try it. I tried few different things and this soup is one dish that we all enjoy very much. I make these kind of hearty soups regularly for V’s and Ishaan’s lunch boxes. Even the little one enjoys few spoonfuls of these soups.

Wiki says – Kale is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms of vegetables.Kale is very high in beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and rich in calcium. Kale is a source of two carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin.Kale, as with broccoli and other brassicas, contains sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), a chemical with potent anti-cancer properties.

This soup is derived from white bean vegetable chili that I posted a while ago.

Pictorial:
Remove the thick stems of kale and cut into small pieces.
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Chop the vegetables and fry them in little oil.
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Add beans, kale, spices and water or stock. Cook till done.
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Kale and White Bean Soup
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Serves: 3-4
A hearty and tasty kale and white bean vegetable soup
Ingredients
  • 1 cup white beans
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 tea spn chopped ginger
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 2 tbl spn lemon juice
  • ½ tea spn coriander powder
  • ½ tea spn cumin powder
  • ¼ tea spn pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups water or vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Soak white bean in water overnight.
  2. Remove the thick center stems of kale and chop into small pieces.
  3. Heat little oil and add onion, celery, carrots, ginger and fry for few minutes. (I make this directly in pressure cooker).
  4. Now add kale and fry for few seconds.
  5. Add soaked beans, coriander powder, cumin powder, salt.
  6. Pour in water or stock, pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  7. When it is cooled down, add lemon juice, pepper.
  8. Serve hot.

5 Comments for “Kale and White Bean Soup”

Reshma

says:

Thanks for sharing the recipe Shilpa. Sounds interesting .. love the kale in the soup , cant wait to try it. I make kale porial, its very tasty.

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