Best of Fall Soup

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IMG_4284Ingredients ~ Makes about 4 servings

1 cup dry navy beans soaked overnight

4 cups assorted seasonal vegetables, prepped and diced ~ butternut squash, sweet potato, carrots

1 bunch any Kale, washed, hard stems removed and leaves torn to small pieces

Ginger and garlic – fresh, grated, 1 tablespoon each; 2 medium sweet onions diced fine

2-3 heaping tbsp of cumin-corainder-turmeric powder; salt and black pepper to taste

Method ~

1.  Rinse the soaked beans and set them in a heavy bottom pot to cook with enough water to cover the beans and then some; add a dash of turmeric to the cook water.  Bring to a boil and simmer for an hour until beans are soft and done.

2.  In another stock pot, add a couple of tablespoons of ghee and the dry spices; let them sizzle for a minute or so.  Then add ginger, garlic and diced onions.

3.  Saute till the onions are soft and translucent.

4.  Add diced vegetables and stir to coat everything fully.  Add a cup or two of water, cover and allow veggies to steam till almost done.

5.  Transfer the cooked beans into the veggie pot along with the chopped greens; salt as desired and heat thoroughly making sure everything comes together as soup!

6.  When serving, add crushed black pepper add a drizzle of ghee to the bowl! Enjoy!



Author: AyurJaya

Clinical Ayurveda Specialist

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