Soup for rainy season: how to make them

Golden Latte: Soup


Golden latte is enriched with the goodness of nature. Turmeric has some amazing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and anti-microbial and anti-allergic properties, which further aid in preventing as well as curing several diseases. In fact,a blend of turmeric, pepper and hot milk a day will help you to prevent infections and induce sleep during pregnancy and lactation.

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Ingredients – 1 serving

Milk: 250ml

Turmeric: 2 pinch

Black Pepper: ½ teaspoon

Jaggery as needed

Method of preparation

  • Firstly, in a sauce pan take 1 cup milk, add 2 pinch of turmeric, ½ tsp of crushed pepper.
  • Whisk and mix well making sure everything is well combined. Bring the milk to boil and finally add brown sugar or honey ½ tsp (if needed).
  • Filter and serve hot

Pro tips

  • Always use organic turmeric powder to avoid ingesting adulterated one.
  • Use pepper and turmeric together for better absorption of curcumin in the body. Best way is to have Golden latte as a bed time snack.

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Chukku Kaapi

Ingredients – 1 serving

Chukku/dry ginger – 1 teaspoon

Black pepper corn – ½ teaspoon

Dried or fresh tulsi leaves – 5-6 leaves

Karupatti or palm sugar – 1 tablespoon

Water or milk- 200 ml

Method of preparation

In water mix all the ingredients and boil till the aroma releases. Add milk if needed. Filter and serve hot

Pro tip

Use whole dry ginger powder instead of readymade powders.


  • It contains Gingerol. The main bioactive compound in ginger is a powerful antioxidant and anti- inflammatory effect. It is very helpful in managing nausea and loss of appetite and taste and morning sickness especially in pregnancy. Restrict intake if heartburn is more in pregnancy.

Mix Dal Vegetable Soup

Ingredients – 1 serving

Masoor dal, Moong dal – 3 tablespoon

Toor dal- 2 tablespoon

Ginger- 1 inch

Clove garlic- 2 no

Tomato, carrots, beetroots – 1 no (chopped)

Turmeric- ¼ tsp

Salt- ½ tsp

Water- 2 cup

Pepper powder- ½ tsp

Coriander – 2 tbsp (finely chopped) for garnishing

Pumpkin or sunflower seeds- 1 tbsp

Method of preparation

  • In a bowl, take 3 tbsp masoor dal, 3 tbsp moong dal and 2 tbsp toor dal. Rinse well and soak for 30 minutes.
  • Add the soaked dal, tomato, carrot, beetroot, 1 inch ginger, garlic, salt, turmeric to the pressure cooker, 2 cups of water. Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once cooked transfer the mixture to blender and make it as a smooth paste. Add½ tsp pepper powder and 1½ cup water adjust consistency as required.
  • Mix well and cook on a medium flame until the aroma is well absorbed. Garnish it with chopped coriander and seeds. Serve hot.

Pro tip

While cooking vegetables it should be chopped in a big size to avoid nutrient losses during cooking process.


Mix of dal and vegetable and spices gives a good combo of protein, potassium, vitamin B, omega 3 fatty acids (seeds), zinc. These nutrients are important to fight against flu and infections.

Red immunity punch

Ingredients – 1 serving

Fresh and ripened red cherry- 15 no

Diced watermelon with white part – 1 cup

Plums – 3 nos

Ginger – 1 small piece

Sugar if needed

Chia seed – 1 tsp

Method of preparation

  • Rinse cherries and plums. Remove seeds. Blanch plums (boil them in hot water for 2 minutes and then quickly immerse in cold water for a minute) and remove its skin. Cut plums into halves.

Blend cherry, watermelon and plums in a blender until smooth puree. Strain the puree and add whole ginger and piece of lemons to add flavor to the juice. Top it up with chia seeds. Serve at room temperature.

Pro tip

Use fresh fruits for the recipe. Use juicer instead of blender to prepare. Utilize the white portion of the watermelon too as it contains citrulline- Amino acid. Avoid adding extra sugar. Can be a good snacking option.


The antioxidant melatonin, found in cherries have a soothing effect on brain neurons and the nervous system, which in turn helps in improving irritability, insomnia, headaches and establish regular sleep patterns during pregnancy.

Apart from protecting against the damage of free radicals, the antioxidants (vitamin C,carotenoids and flavonoids) also strengthen the body’s immunity and protect from bacterial, viral and fungal infections, particularly those of colon, urinary tract, intestines, and excretory system along with coughs and colds. They are also very effective in giving protection against flu and other fevers.

Indian style chicken soup

Ingredients – 1-2 serving

Chicken – 120g cut into bite sizes pieces (along with the bone or breast piece)

Large onion – 1 chopped thinly

Ginger garlic paste- 1 tsp

Small tomato- 1

Olive oil – 4 tbsp, can use any light oil

Chicken broth – 2 cups, can use vegetable broth or water too


Cinnamon Stick- ½ stick

Black or green cardamom- 2

Cloves- 2

Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp

Pinch of Nutmeg powder

Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Cumin Powder – 1 tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala- 1 tsp

Salt as required

Method of preparation

  • Heat oil and add all the mentioned spices and sauté for 40 seconds. Then add onion, ginger garlic paste, and fry till onions are pink in color. Now add chicken, tomato and sauté nicely.
  • Let this cook nicely on a medium flame for a minute and then add chicken broth (any other broth or water if using). Stir everything and cover cook on low flame for 10-12 minutes. Turn off the heat. Transfer to a serving bowl, decorate with some fresh coriander. Top it up with sunflower or pumpkin seeds and serve hot.

Pro tip

Consume it fresh do not refrigerate and use it later.


This soup is a complete nutrient rich snack blend of ingredients is enriched with potassium, protein, antioxidant from spices and much more. This is a perfect comforting mid-morning or evening snack during pregnancy helpful in reducing nausea, improves loss of appetite and digestion.

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