Healthy Beetroot and Apple soup





Apple juice - 200 ml

Beetroots - 2 large - peeled and chopped

Potato - 1 medium- peeled and chopped

Ginger - 1 inch - finely chopped

Onion - 1 finely chopped

Garlic - 2 cloves - finely chopped

Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp

Cumin powder - 1 tsp

Crushed black pepper - 1  1/2 tsp

Sugar - 1 tsp

Oil - 2 tbsp

Coriander - 2 tsp finely chopped

Water - 2 cups

Salt to taste

Method :

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic and ginger and sauté till it is cooked for about a minute. Add chopped onions and sauté couple of minutes. Add in chopped beetroot and potatoes, black pepper, cumin powder, cinnamon powder and stir them. Add in water and cook covered till the vegetables are soft. Cool and strain the liquid. Retain the liquid. In a mixer, blend the cooked vegetables till it becomes smooth. Add in the strained liquid and the apple juice.

You could also add water to it if the mixture seems to be too thick. Stir well, add salt and sugar to taste and heat again on low flame for about 5 minutes, till bubbles start appearing on the surface of the liquid. Now remove from heat, take the soup in a bowl, garnish it with coriander and serve it hot.

- Divya