How to make Healthy Soups to During Pregnancy.

With the excitement of a baby along the way, people often begin to buckle their belt for the nine months of caution up ahead. While everything the mother-to-be does is under scrutiny, one of the first things that need attention is the pregnant woman’s diet. It is essential to have a diet that not only suits the mother through those nauseous mornings and sleepless nights but is also healthy for the baby. Soups are nutritious and easy to consume. Here are 12 soup recipes that you must try during pregnancy:

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7 / Delicious and Nutritious Soups for Pregnant Women

1. Tomato Soup

Something tangy yet filling to keep you warm on cold days. Tomato soup is a classic, and this one is so easy to make!


  • 5 tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup of yellow gram
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Add the tomatoes and gram to 4 cups of water, and boil till the tomatoes are soft.
  • Turn off the flame and grind the mixture once it has cooled down.
  • In a pot, add oil and fry the onions slightly till they are light brown.
  • Add the tomato mix, sugar, salt, and pepper to the pot and mix it well.
  • Keep the flame on medium-high and occasionally stir till the soup boils.

2. Broccoli Soup

A delicious and healthy soup that everyone will love.


  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ cup milk
  • Salt to taste


  • Add oil in a pan and saute the onion till it turns translucent.
  • In a pot, pour in 1 ½ cups of water with the broccoli and cook on medium flame with the lid on. Stir occasionally.
  • When the broccoli is soft, turn off the flame and let it cool. Blend the softened broccoli.
  • Pour the blended broccoli in the pan along with milk, salt, and pepper. Mix well and bring the soup to a boil. Serve hot.

3. Mutton Soup

Something flavoursome for the meat lovers, this soup is super nutritious. Ensure that the meat has been cooked thoroughly, as raw or undercooked venison is linked with toxoplasmosis


  • 250 grams of mutton (leg piece)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 grated garlic cloves
  • ½ grated ginger piece
  • Curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves


  • Add all your ingredients to a pressure cooker with 4 cups of water.
  • Add salt as per your taste.
  • Cook the broth for 5 whistles.
  • Wait till the pressure is released, and serve hot.

4. Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken and Pasta Shells

A fancy soup for the days you feel like having something bright and zesty!


  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup pasta (orzo, penne, ribbon)
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cup shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  • Bring the chicken broth to a boil in a saucepan. Add pasta and boil for around 7 minutes.
  • Beat the egg yolks in a bowl till they are light in colour. Slowly add one cup portions of the hot broth to the eggs while whisking the mixture. Make sure you whisk the eggs vigorously but do not cook them.
  • Add the mixture to the saucepan, cook on medium heat and stir occasionally.
  • Cook for 5-7 minutes till the soup gets a creamy texture. Add the lemon juice.
  • Add the chicken and cook till the chicken is cooked thoroughly. Add salt and pepper and serve with bread-sticks.

5. Chicken Shorba

A healthy alternative for those who love chicken.


  • 500 grams chicken bones
  • 100 grams cut boneless chicken
  • 10 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoon refined flour (maida)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a pot, add chicken bones and 4 ¼ cups of water with garlic. Cook till the broth reduces to 2 ½ cups.
  • Strain and set aside.
  • Stir-fry the boneless chicken in butter till it’s tender.
  • In a saucepan, add oil and cumin seeds. When the cumin seeds start sizzling, add maida and stir for 1 minute.
  • Add the stock, chicken, and salt and pepper.
  • Simmer for 3-4 minutes and serve hot.

6 . Cucumber and Mint Soup

A cold soup for those who battle warm weather every day!


  • 1 chopped cucumber
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 300 ml of yoghurt
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Add everything to a mixer and blend till you reach a creamy consistency.
  • Serve with chopped cucumber or garnish with mint leaves.

7. Bean Soup

An alternative to your usual rajma curry!


  • ¾ cup soaked kidney beans
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon of chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and fry the onions for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes with the garlic, chilli, and salt and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add the beans and 3 cups of water to the pressure cooker. Cook the beans till they get soft.
  • Blend the mixture and add lemon juice.
  • Garnish the soup with some coriander leaves.

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