Mint Coriander Soup
Mint Coriander Soup – A Refreshing soup with coconut milk and a dash of lemon.
I read about this recipe in a magazine while killing time at a Spa. I haven’t heard of a soup with this combination. Since both mint and coriander have refreshing flavour I had decided to give it a try. It was so delicious with a roasted Punjabi papad in a chilling evening. From then on this has become quite regular on weekend evenings.
Fresh mint and coriander leaves when sautéed with chopped garlic smells amazing. This soup is a sure shot tough competitor to all those readymade soups in the market. This Mint Coriander Soup inspired me to try out different variety of soups at home.
Prior to this I have not tried anything different using mint leaves. I was making Pudina Chutney and was using it in some assorted rice recipes. Now this is an addition for me.
This soup can be made either thicker or thinner in consistency and spice levels can be adjusted according to taste. I topped the soup with some fried mint leaves this time.
The additional ingredient that is required to make this Mint Coriander Soup is coconut milk. Take care to not to add too much of coconut milk as it thickens the soup. It is always better to a litter thinner coconut milk for this recipe.
Let us see how to make this Mint Coriander Soup
- Fresh mint leaves: 1.5 cups
- Fresh Coriander Leaves: ½ cup
- Green Chillies: 2
- Chopped Ginger: 1 Spoon
- Chopped Garlic: 1 Spoon
- Coconut milk: 1. 5 cups
- Lemon Juice: ¼ cup
- Pepper Powder: ¼ tbsp
- Corn Flour: 3 tbsp
- Water: 2 cups
- Oil: 2 tbsp
- Salt: To taste
- Wash both mint and corianders leaves and chop them
- Heat oil in a pressure cooker and once hot add in ginger and garlic and sauté for few seconds
- Now add in chopped mint and coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, salt and 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
- Allow the content to cool a bit and blend it finely.
- Bring this mixture to a boil.
- Mix corn flour, coconut milk and pour it into the boiling mixture and mix well.
- Switch off the stove when it starts boiling.
- Add lemon juice and sprinkle some pepper powder and serve.