Jun 9, 2007

Taco Soup

(This is my entry for the letter “T” in the A-Z of Indian vegetables. Though this soup is not so Indian, it’s healthy and nutritious.)
I got this lovely soup recipe from my friend P. She had made this for a potluck party and all of us simply loved the soup. It contains lots of veggies and beans wish a dash of Mexican dressing. The soup is very filling and so tasty that you won’t stop at one bowl. Here’s how to make this soup:
Taco Soup

(Serves 3)
1.Take 1 cup beans such as Lima, Kidney, Northern, Garbanzos. Basically, any type of beans that you like. Soak them overnight. Next day, pressure cook them for 3 whistles. Do not drain the water.
2.Finely chop 1 onion, 1 tomato, 1 small capsicum, and 2 green chillies.
3.Blend 1 tomato in the mixture and make puree.
4.Heat butter in a pan. Add onions and sauté till the onions turn translucent. Add green chillies and fry for a minute.
5.Add ½ tsp ginger paste and ½ tsp garlic paste. Fry for a minute.
6.Now add the chopped tomatoes and chopped capsicum. Fry till the tomatoes are soft.
7.Add the tomato puree and cook for 2-3 minutes.
8.Add salt and pepper to taste, 1 tsp taco mix (I used Old El Paso Mild mix), and 2 tsp ranch dressing.
9.Now add the cooked beans with the water and simmer for 15-20 minutes on low heat.
10.Taco soup is ready. Serve hot garnished with sour cream and grated cheese.

Round-up: Here is the round-up of T dishes.


Coffee said...

Thats an awesome soup!!!!!! High in protein and delicious!!! :) Nice recipe. :)

Nupur said...

looks delicious!

Richa said...

that is such a wonderful soup, swapna! love the taco seasoning, this must make such a filling meal in itself :) thanks to you & p!

Asha said...

Yummy! I love Mexican too.Great looking dish.

Priyanka said...

wow, another yummy mouthwatering recipe!!!

Bong Mom said...

A very heart warming soup, with all that beans its a good one for sure

Sharmi said...

taco soup looks healthy and yummy!

Nanditha Prabhu said...

Thursdays are supposed to be soup nights for us!will definitely try this soup tomorrow!

Sig said...

Yum... that looks lovely... must be quite filling, a meal on its own... Love taco seasoning...

Sia said...

i need a bowl of taco soup swapna... i guess it will be good for my sore throat:) so can i have a bowl of soup plz?

Swapna said...

Thanks for ur lovely comments.
Sia: Go ahead and have some from the bowl. Get well soon.

Anonymous said...

you can also use canned beans if you dont want to go thru the hassle of soaking/boiling.
Also, crush some Tortilla chips on it along with grated cheese. It gives a nice crunchy feeling.

Anonymous said...

Hi Swapna,

Can you please let me know what is TacoMix and Ranch Dressing. Do you get these in India / what are the alternatives to these?

Thank you,