Soups are my dads all time favorite. I often made soups for him when I visited him last.
At my home in Mumbai, we usually have soups for Sunday dinners since nobody wants to eat food after a heavy non vegetarian lunch.
2 cups of chopped mixed vegetables (I used French beans, carrots, cauliflower, green peas, mushrooms, fresh corn),
½ cup onion slit lengthwise (Use spring onion),
½ cup chopped stalk of spring onions,
¼ cup chopped capsicum,
½ cup dried corn soaked in water for 5 hours,
2 tsp soy sauce,
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste,
2 tsp ghee/butter,
4 cups water,
Pepper powder and salt to taste
Grind the soaked corns with sufficient water and extract juice (approx 1.5 cups).
Cook tomatoes in sufficient water and grind it to a smooth puree.
Heat ghee or butter in a deep pan and fry onions and ginger garlic paste for 2 minutes.
Now add chopped mixed vegetables and stir fry for a while.
Mix in the tomato puree and corn extract and water (add more water if you feel it’s thick).
Let it boil till veggies are done.
Now add soya sauce, pepper powder, salt.
Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.
Lastly all capsicum and spring onion, give it a final boil. Do not overcook the capsicum.
P.S You can use fresh corn of you do not have dry corn in hand.