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Friday, 22 July 2011

Papaya Corn Soup

We generally don't need a reason to celebrate but when one has so many reasons to celebrate and to enjoy, there is automatically little control on the taste buds and on the calories. So this year, I am being a little clever and trying to have tasty but healthy food whenever I can - hoping that I would feel a little less guilt when I do indulge (don't know actually, if it makes sense or not but whatever...) 



So here I am with a warm, comforting, aromatic bowl of Soup. It's very healthy as well as filling and delicious. What else could one want?

Ingredients

1 - raw papaya, medium size, peeled and seeds removed
1 cup + 1 1/4 cup - water
1/2 cup - corn, boiled
3/4 tsp - cumin powder
1/2 tsp - rock salt
2-3 - lime leaves
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste 
a pinch of sugar

To garnish

coriander leaves
chilli threads (optional)



Method
  1. Pressure cook the roughly chopped papaya pieces with the lime leaves in 1 cup of water for 3 whistles.
  2. Discard the lime leaves and puree the boiled papaya with a hand mixer.
  3. Add the 1 1/4 cup of water (more or less depending on how thick you like your soup), corn, black salt, cumin powder, salt and sugar and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Garnish with the chilli threads and coriander leaves and serve hot. 


Enjoy!

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