Monday, January 19, 2009


I feel extremely lazy on Sunday nights, wonder why? I don't feel like cooking and most of the times we have had our share of outside food, on Saturday's and sometimes that lingers on to sundays too. So we either end up having leftovers, sometimes just fruits or something that can be made in a snap. This sunday night was no different. The only difference being that I felt like having a bowl of soup.

I have to admit that though I made it both for my hubby and myself, but I ended up having it all and keeping some for the next day too. Reason: My husband doesn't like soups and that to with veggies!!!!!!lots of them. and I love them. I made this soup using maggi noodles and some tom yum soup paste I had picked up from the Vietnamese market.
A soup filled with lots of flavour and nutrition too.

here is how I made it.

You will need
  • maggi- 1/2 packet, or any other noodles.
  • kafir leaves-2
  • tomato (cut in chunks)-1
  • tom yum soup paste-1 tbsp (available in any thai, chinese or vietnamese store)
  • boiled corn-1/2 cup
  • tinned black bean-1/2 cup
  • onions (sliced)-1
  • green bell peppers (cut into pieces)-1/2
  • tomato sauce-1 tbsp
  • salt - to taste
  • oil-1/2
  • vegetable stock- 2-3 cups

You have to
  1. heat oil in a saucepan.
  2. add the sliced onions and saute. Add the kafir leaves (lime leaves). saute.
  3. add the chopped bell peppers and saute for around 2-3 minutes.
  4. Now add the tomatoes. cook everything for a few minutes.
  5. Add the boiled corn, the black beans along with the tom yum paste and salt. Mix everything well.
  6. add the maggi noodles along with the vegetable stock. cook till the noodles soften up. add the tomato sauce and check for seasoning.
  7. serve hot garnished with cilantro leaves.
If using any othe noodles, boil them prior to putting them in the soup.
enjoy this hearty bowl of soup any time of the day, evening or night.


Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow yummy, comforting, warm and spicy soup. Perfect for the season.

Asha said...

Same for us too, we end up eating junk food or leftovers whole weekend after one good Sunday lunch that is! :D

Love Maggie masala noodles, looks good.

Usha said...

Sounds delightful, I am like that too, I love hearty soups with plenty of veggies in them :-)

Lisa said...

I don't like cooking on Sunday either :) Such a lovely soup and perfect for the freezing temperatures.