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The answer to the flu season
Battling a cold ? In the midst of a flu season ? Want some comforting soup to chase the blues away & offer comfort to the soul ? Need to spring back to health after a bout of cold & fever ? Look no further!
This spicy aromatic Chicken soup from South India is quick & easy to prepare, yet deliciously spicy and is the answer to the seasonal flu.A favorite home remedy with amazing healing properties.
Try out this Ultimate Chicken soup for the soul today, it is sure to boost both your physical and mental well being today!
Growing up in the foothills of the Western Ghats, in South India, I remember making sure my study table always faced the mountains and the deep blue sky, majestically spread above them.
Each day as I sat down to study… the strength and inspiration I drew from those hills was immense. To this day, mountains do that to me, with their calming presence !
The water from the rivers that flowed down those mountains was crystal clear, I used to believe, it even had its own music while it flowed over fertile lands quenching farm lands and people along the way.
We did not have to plan vacations, every weekend was a retreat in itself. An escape to these beautiful places surrounded by Nature’s best, rejuvenated the soul and the spirit, keeping the mind and air clean.
When the water level was low we would run along the river bank as children, picking flat rocks for our little aquarium at home.Simple joys, meant the world to us even then.
When the water level raised we would hike up the mountain path….
……to go bathe in the water falls.
How it all started ?
Trekking back down the hill, we would be mighty hungry.
The state tourism department had a tourism bungalow for visitors at the foothills, where we could place our order for food before hand so by the time we got down hill, hot food would be waiting for us to relish.
The aroma would tease our senses, as we winded down the path to the bungalow. Life was simple or so it seemed then, coz we were children, cherishing every bit of childhood joy there ever was.
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There lived a permanent chef in the tourist bungalow those days, by name Venu. He was physically challenged due to an injury that had left his right hand totally paralyzed. He smiled very little talked even less.
Why do I still remember him after all these years ? Yes, you guessed right. His amazing dishes, in spite of his physical challenges was something you would remember for ages.
My favorite among them was his chicken soup, ghee rice, mutton kurma and fish cutlets, yes in that order , exactly ! Some people and some memories you carry with you all your life.
Today “Venu” was in my kitchen in spirit guiding me along as I cooked my spicy chicken soup, Chettinad style ( a region in South India, famous for its spicy dishes, with their classic signature in each one of them).
Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to think up the taste, the aroma, the flavor while cooking a dish, from memories past ? Today I was determined ….come what may, it is going to be “Venu’s chicken soup “in my kitchen, though I am continents away ! I craved it !!
Recreating the magic
Where did the inspiration come from ? Well, last evening, my kid came back from school with a stuffy nose and flu like symptoms.Nothing like chicken soup to chase the cold away, so off I went to get my pot brewing.
Easy and delicious, with ingredients you are likely to have in your kitchen, made in a jiffy, the best and healthy comfort soup you can ever wish for in this cold winter.
Make a whole pot of it & refrigerate it, I promise you, you won’t be sorry when you beat the cold winter and the crazy traffic on your way back home to have this yummy soup waiting for you, in your refrigerator. All you have to do is warm it up before you have a bowlful of it !
Chicken Soup Recipe
4 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories151
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 8g 13%
- Saturated Fat 6g 30%
- Cholesterol 2mg 1%
- Sodium 44mg 2%
- Potassium 435mg 13%
- Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
- Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
- Sugars 3g
- Protein 4g 8%
- Vitamin A 57%
- Vitamin C 22%
- Calcium 9%
- Iron 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
A list of soups for you to pick from
Ahead, you’ll find soups that utilize all the best flavors of Fall. You’re bound to encounter a few fall soups that speak to your taste buds. And not only can you get creative with what you put in each recipe, but you can also break out yourslow cooker or Instant Pot for some of these recipes, making for easy dinner options too.
Creamy Vegetarian Soups
Clear Vegetarian Soups/Rasam
- Rasam/Clear Vegetarian Soup
- Watermelon Rasam
- Tomato Rasam
- Radish leaves Rasam
- Cranberry Rasam
- Garlic Rasam
- Lemon Rasam
Soups with Meat
- Chicken Soup for the soul
- Hyderabadi Marag/Mutton Soup
- South Indian Mutton Soup
- Nilgiri Chicken Kurma/Nilgiri Chicken Soup
Enjoy the soup season, trying out the delicious and comforting soup recipes found here.Do leave a comment on how it turned out for you. There is more coming in this soup season, watch out for this space.
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Thank you so much Maya, what a wonderful sounding soup. Although I am 9/10ths vegetarian, every noiw and again my body craves chicken, and so I have it. I am really looking forward to a bowl of this…..it looks and sounds delicious. Thank you to you and to Venu, too!
Thank you, Karen, i so appreciate you stopping by my blog & taking the time to read and share kind words. If you so desire, you can reduce the chicken added to the soup & add more of veggies, as long as the flavor of chicken is there, it should still be good, coz spicy & chicken go well together 😉 Yes, thanks to Venu , he made our childhood vacations so much more fun with his incredible cooking 🙂