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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Garbanzo & Zucchini Soup


Zucchini is basically a summer vegetable. It is also known as courgette or Italian squash. I have seen some yellow zucchini in the market as well. Both are used in Italian dishes, mostly in soups and stews. This is a perfect vegetable for grilling. In Mexico, sometimes zucchini flowers are used as a stuffing in Enchilada with cheese. Zucchini can be boiled, fried, bake, or eaten raw. It goes very well in savory as well as in sweet dishes. Zucchini tastes sweet and garbanzo beans have nutty flavor. The combination of these two really tickles the taste buds. This was the perfect bowl of soup for me when I was watching "So You Think You Can Dance :))) To top it off, my DH loves it.

Here's wishing everyone Happy "ID4". I am sure everybody is in their happy gears with summer shorts and activities for this three days vacation, me too :)) Be happy, be safe and have a blast with your family and friends!!!

See you all next week, Tab tak ke liye tata birla, and bye bye :)) he he he . Keep rocking!!!!

Ingredients:-


  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 1 Carrot, chopped
  • 2 Zucchini, sliced
  • 3 cups Garbanzo Beans, cooked
  • 5 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 cup Tomato, chopped canned
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano, dry
  • 1/4 tsp Rosemary, dry
  • 1/2 tsp Basil, dry
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 5-6 cups Vegetable stock
  • 10 Spaghetti strands, each broken into three equal pieces
  • 1-1/2 tsp Red Wine Vinegar or to taste
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste


Method:-

1. Heat oil in pan, add onion, garlic, carrot, salt, and black pepper.

2. Sauté them for 3- 4 minutes.

3. Add chopped tomato, tomato paste, red chili flakes, cumin powder, dry basil, dry, oregano, dry rosemary, paprika, and garbanzo beans. Mix well and let it cook for another 2-3 minutes.

4. Add vegetable stock, bay leaf, and zucchini. Stir and bring to the boil.

5. Turn down the heat and cover with the lid. Let it simmer for 30-35 minutes on medium-low heat. Stir occasionally.

6. After 30-35 minutes, add spaghetti and red wine vinegar to the pan.

7. Cover the pan and let it simmer for 10-12 minutes or until pasta is tender but Al dente.

8. Add chopped parsley, stir well.

9. Serve Hot.

Enjoy...

This is my entry to AWED :Italiano hosted by Dhivya.

40 comments:

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

wow .. the soup looks really yum & spicy .. pic looks very inviting :)

Sireesha said...

WOW soup looks Sooo Yummy and mouthwatering....

Illatharasi said...

Soup looks delicious.... I like the colour:)

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Priti said...

Lovely Pic and presentation Madhvi...waiting for the other recipes too

homecooked said...

This soup looks really wholesome and yummy!

Laavanya said...

What a pretty looking soup that is Madhavi.

Asha said...

How beautiful.Great photo M, enjoyed looking at it!:)

Cham said...

Wow, the soup is looking so good & tasty!

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Hi Madhavi
The soup looks great and so does the paneer Tikka pulao.. Great cooking!!

kamala said...

The soup is looking gorgeous Madhavi..Missed all ur recipes..Going thru all now..Congrats on ur awards

ranji said...

Superr.. i love zucchini flowers..thats one vegetable i miss soooo much..a sweet and nutty flavor..dont get that here in US..need to buy it online....this is a gr8 combo for a soup and lovely flavor too...good one madhavi...and hehhehe my dad also says tata birla ...cute and funny way to say bye..

Sagari said...

soup looks so yummy and comforting madhavi

Hetal said...

delicious looking soup...nice recipe.

RupaMohan said...

Wow..Soup looks lovely..perfect color ..mouthwatering

meeso said...

Garbanzo's and Zucchini, YUM!

Priti said...

I'm happy that you are happy dear

rekhas kitchen said...

wo the soup looks soooyummy going to try for todays dinner

Indranee said...

Madhavi, this soup looks very yummy;I'm a big time soup enthusiast, so no doubt I'll like it.I have something for you in my blog:)Enjoy!

mirage said...

The soup looks absolutely delicious:))

srikars kitchen said...

The soup looks absolutely delicious......great click...

Sireesha said...

There is something for U in my blog, come and get it..

Sonu said...

hi Madhavi,
I stopped here to drop a comment abt ur Dal-Tarka recipe. I made ur Dal-Tarka 2 days ago. it turned out simply best and testy.
Thanks dear.
bye, take care.
Have a nice weekend.
Sonu:)

A&N said...

Great soup. The paneer Tikka pulav should serve as a great main course after this appetizer :)

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Hetal said...

I have a treat for you in my blog,check it out..

easycrafts said...

Looks so inviting...nice one

Suma Rajesh said...

soup looks great

Sujatha said...

Soup looks delicious, and I love that color.. Very inviting..

Usha said...

I love soups and this one looks delicious,will definitely try this

ranji said...

something waiting for u in my blog :)..come and collect it soooon..:)

Vaidehi said...

great looking dish

Madhuram said...

I can really smell the herbs and taste the tomatoes Madhavi. I'm really going to love this soup. For long time now, I want to try your recipes, I'm definitely going to start with this recipe.

Madhuram said...

How come I don't see your name in the list in TOI RSS feed.

Shreya said...

Hi, your blog has a lot of variety, and most are new recipes for me! The soup looks so yum:-)

Sia said...

sinfully delicious looking soup...

Uma said...

What a lovely soup Madhavi! Awesome.

BTW, something is waiting for you at my blog. Pick it up at this address:

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Suma Rajesh said...

surprise 4 u,,check my blog

Meera said...

Loved your soup. Tata, Birla & bye bye!!! LOL!:-D

Divya Vikram said...

I missed seeing this soup in ur blog dear..Looks pretty and love the pasta in it..

KK said...

visiting your blog for the first time nu have hell lot of yummy recpies :) I am gonna try some soon p:)