A hearty bowlful of soup is sheer comfort on a winter evening. A balanced diet should contain proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and vegetables. Minestrone is one such delicious soup which represents all the food groups. Nourishing as well as filling, it makes a complete meal when teamed with buttered dinner rolls. Don’t forget to add the magic of Verka Butter and Verka Cheese to complete the wonder-bowls!
1 medium sized onion, chopped
½ cup each shredded cabbage and carrot
1 stalk celery, sliced
2 cups boiled ‘Rajmah’
4 tbsp Verka Butter
2 cups tomato puree
4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
1½ cup peeled and cubed potatoes
3-4 cloves garlic, minced finely
1½ dried mixed herbs
½ cup macaroni
½ cup grated Verka Cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Heat Verka Butter in a pan and saute the onion, celery, and carrots for a few minutes.
Add garlic, cabbage, potatoes, tomato puree, ‘Rajmah’, stock, salt and pepper.
Bring to a rolling boil, then cover, lower the heat and cook till the veggies are tender.
Add the pasta and simmer till the latter has softened.
Check the seasoning and ladle into individual bowls.
Serve topped with grated Verka Cheese.