Musambi/Sweet Lime juice was my juice of choice in hostel days. Sipping a large glass of Musambi juice with hot & spicy pav bhaji, late at night was a ritual I looked forward to :) But tastes change! Now it is orange & carrot juice which has taken prime place in my kitchen, sometimes I add pineapple as well. Also, the fact that musambi is not available where I live, made me move on to oranges.
When I came across a soup made out of carrots & oranges, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. It is a very straight forward recipe, use of the pressure cooker makes it ever so fast. I like it more on the orangey' side, you may adjust oranges and carrot quantities as per taste, it is quite flexible. I would not recommend making it with store bought juice from the cartons! It makes for one absolutely beautiful colored soup :)
Carrot and Orange Soup
2 large carrots, chopped
2 oranges squeezed to get juice
1 tbsp oil/butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 small onion chopped
2.5 cups water
salt & pepper to taste
1. Heat oil/butter.
2. Add onion, garlic & carrots. Saute till they soften a bit.
3. Add water, salt & pepper. Cook till done. I pressure cooked it for 3 whistles, can be done in a saucepan too.
4. Let cool a bit and blend smooth, I used my indispensable hand blender. Let cool about 5mins.
5. Add orange juice and serve.
Ginger can be added for a different flavor.
Combining two power houses of nutrition sure makes for one healthy soup.
Into Green? Then check out my Avocado, Peas and Mint Soup