Sunday, April 1

Minestrone soup

Minestone is one of my favourite soups. It is a very thick and filling soup with lots of vegetables and pasta.... Thought I will give it a try this week, it came out very well and appreciated by everyone in my family. This is my entry to RP's JFI Event 'Tomato'. Soup was the one which came to my mind on thinking of tomatoes and I used a lot of tomatoes in this soup.


Olive oil- 2 tbsp

Garlic- 3 cloves chopped finely

Red onion- 1 chopped finely

Tomato-2 cups chopped finely

Tomato paste- 1 tbsp

carrot/Zuchini- 1/4 cup chopped finely

cabbage- 1/4 cup chopped finely

potato- 1/4 cup chopped finely

celery- less than 1/4 cup chopped finely

Kidney/Garbanzo or any beans- 1/4 cup cooked

Any pasta of ur choice- 1/4 cup

Vegetable broth- 1 can

Parmesan cheese- for topping

pepper powder- little

Dried basil- 1/2 tsp

bay leaves- 2 (optional)


Heat olive oil in a pan and add garlic and onions. Saute and add tomatoes and all the vegetables. Fry for some time and add the tomato paste and the vegetable broth. Bring to boil and then add the bay leaves, pasta and the beans.( u can cook the pasta seperately and add too) cover and cook till the vegetables and pasta are cooked .Add pepper powder, dried basil and salt to taste. simmer for 3 - 5 minutes . Sprinkle grated cheese on top and serve hot.


trupti said...

Lovely soup Prema...and I love that it uses fresh tomatoes as a base. Addition of celery and cabbage is a nice touch too...


USHA said...

Hi Prema..

Soup looks amazing...a nice appetizer .
I love all the soup.Thanks for sharing.

Menu Today said...

Hi prema,
I never tried this soup at home. with your recipe I will try it soon. Thanks.

Sia's corner said...

tangy tomatoes with crunchy celery and cabbage is a good entry prema. as the deadline is closing i am seeing so many tomato recipes:)

Sandeepa said...

Lovely soup Prema..I like minestrone but never made at home..will try this one

Asha said...

Yummy Minestrone soup.Good one Prema.Great entry too.Sorry for being late,not feeling well.Darn allergy.

Sharmi said...

Nice Soup prema!! lovely and different entry. looks yummy.


Mishmash ! said...

I love minestrone soup...i usually get packet mix with all the spices and lentils and prepare it..I will try urs next time


Sharmi said...

Hi Prema, You get the bread sticks in the frozen section or near the cheese aisle. any other doubt pls do feel free to ask.


Richa said...

hey prema,
the minestrone looks too good. I love soups, tomato being the most fav. I had a doubt, can i substitute the canned broth, with anything else without altering the taste too much?

indosungod said...

Great Soup and just in time for the mid week winter blast.

Shilpa said...

I have read a lot about this soup in recent days. Never tried though. Would make it sometime now.

Vcuisine said...

Feel like drinking Prema, each one's version has some twist in it. Their own touch. We learn a lot through this blogging. Tks for sharing. Viji

Seema said...

I too make minestrone soup at home buy my version is very different. Loved your version. I am a soup loved and love to slurp a bowl of hot soup every night if possible.

Priya Bhaskaran said...

wow..this is one of my fav...

Tamil Recipes Index said...

Hi Prema
Thanks for pitching in. Pls send me an email to And I will in the meantime work on sharing the blog wiht you. I dont know how to share. Will figure that out.. Thanks again so much said...

Minestrone is a fav of mine. Nice recipe!

Maneka Nirmal said...

hmmmmmmmm...lovely soup prema..tomatos and cabbage makes a good combination.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Fist time to ur blog..........Ur Minesstrone is easy and cool........

Vemula Madhu said...

nice blog
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