It’s soup season, y’all! How do you keep yourself warm during the colder months? Agreed, there are plenty of ways – warm sweaters, knitted blankets and sitting around bonfires, right? But do you know what is the coziest way to stay warm? Turning a pot of delicious soup on the stove and letting it simmer unattended until it is time to eat.
The harvest season provides us with a myriad of choices in seasonal produce, that can go right into these soups and Voila! with some toasted bread and a quick salad dinner is ready.Not to mention, there’s really nothing like curling up on your couch with a hot bowl of brothy goodness, whether it includes pumpkins, squash or chicken, it just tastes as good.
Soup is the easiest thing to cook with just a handful of ingredients.Read on to find more about Soups, the different ways to make them, how to drink them and so on.Let the flavors of the season tickle your taste buds.You can also break out your slow cooker or Instant Pot for some of these recipes, making for easy dinner options.
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What is a soup ?
According to Merriam Webster’s Dictionary, the definition of a soup is a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food.
What are the different types of soups?
There are two basic kinds of soup—clear and thick.
Clear soups include flavored stocks, broths, and consommés, and include soups such as chicken noodle soup and French onion soup. Stock or broth is the basic ingredient in clear soups.
Thick soups include cream and purée soups, such as bisques or cream of tomato soup.
Is soup the same as stew? What is the difference between them?
Generally, stews have less liquid than soups, are much thicker and require longer cooking over low heat. While soups are almost always served in a bowl, stews may be thick enough to be served on a plate with the gravy as a sauce over the solid ingredients.
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Why is Fall/Autumn considered the soup season?
While it pains us to bid farewell to summer backyard bashes and barbecue parties, Fall is already upon us. It’s time for our favorite fall festivities: football, wardrobe updates and autumn eats. We are definitely starting to develop a hankering for those Fall comfort foods as the weather starts to cool down.
During the harvest season, we have access to a myriad of brightly colored fruits and vegetables.These autumn bounty of produce bear the color, richness & flavor of the Fall. Creating meals with them will warm up our insides and keep us satisfied for the long haul.
There are plenty of ways to keep warm during the Fall season—sweaters, blankets, and bonfires, to name a few. However, making a few fall soups is definitely the most delicious way to get cozy.
Fall/Autumn is the soup season! There’s no better time to enjoy these hearty recipes than fall. There is really nothing like curling up on your couch with a hot bowl of brothy goodness and savoring the richness of the harvest in your Fall soups.
Do you drink or eat soup ?
If you’re using a spoon and scooping it out of a bowl, I would go with ‘eat’.’The thicker chunky soups with vegetables or meat, like the Indian chicken soups would fall into the eating soup category.
If you’re picking up the bowl and putting your mouth on it to get at that soup, that’s ‘drinking ‘,The clear thin soups like the Indian rasam would fall into the drinking soup category.
Table manners with soup
Soup can be served in a wide, shallow soup plate or a deeper soup bowl. If you’re eating from the former, the spoon should be rested in the soup plate in between bites and when you are finished eating. If it is the latter, always rest the spoon on the plate below the bowl, not in the bowl itself. If the soup is served in a cup with handles, it is appropriate to lift the cup up and sip from it directly, but use your spoon to eat any solid ingredients like vegetables or noodles.
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 your slow 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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