20 October 2010

Autumnal Noodle Soup



















This is my entry for this month's No Croutons Required. The challenge is reaching it's conclusion, but I won't be posting the round-up until tomorrow night, so you do have time, if you would like to post a soup or salad including noodles. Remember it has to be suitable for vegetarians. Do come back and have a look at the round-up.

In the meantime, I hope you enjoy my noodle soup.




























Autumnal Noodle Soup

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic
2 cm piece fresh ginger, grated
3 tsp toasted and ground cumin seeds
1 tsp toasted and ground coriander seeds
1 aubergine, diced
12 large closed cup mushrooms, chopped
1 bag/160g spinach leaves
6 cups/3 pints vegetable stock
4 tbsp tomato puree
2 cups cooked aduki beans
1 tbsp vegetarian worcestershire sauce (optional)
150g wholewheat noodles


Saute the onion, garlic and ginger in the olive oil until the onion is soft and transluscent. Stir in the spices before adding the aubergine. Stir well to coat. Cook gently for a few minutes. If the onion and aubergine stick a little because of the spices, add a splash of water. Add the mushrooms and cook until they are soft before adding the spinach leaves.

Pour in the vegetable stock, bring to the boil and reduce to a light simmer. Cover and leave to cook for 20 minutes.

Add the tomato puree, beans, worcestershire sauce and noodles. Cook for a further 15 minutes.

As with most soups, this one is at it's best on day two, when all of the flavours have really melded together and developed.

Serves 8 - 10

Enjoy!

16 comments:

  1. I once heard someone on "Come Dine With Me" (!!) say that aduki beans make you lose weight ... I've loved them ever since!!

    Soup sounds perfect!

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  2. Hey, I am making this soup again now! What brilliant news Brownieville Girl :)

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  3. Delicious comfort in a bowl. This looks super yummy.

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  4. It looks so hearty and flavorful... I really want to try this recipe.

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  5. Hi,

    Looks so innovative...Wish we wre neighbours!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks Jennifer :)

    I really enjoyed it Pam, but I have to say, it was at it's best the 2nd and third day.

    Thanks Prathap :)

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  7. This is one georgous meal in 1 tasty soup!!

    I love every component in this flavourfull good for you soup! Yum!

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  8. lovely photos - noodles are great comfort food and this soup looks great comfort too

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  9. Jacqueline,
    I've never been one to eat noodles, always avoided spaghetti too. However, this soup recipe of yours really does look homely and hearty. I may just have to make this to put me on track to appreciate the the noodle.

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  10. Dang, I've procrastinated again and missed the challenge.Oh well I am sure I will enjoy all the tasty soups and noodley salads in this months roundup!!

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  11. Ooooh... this looks like the perfect soup for those cool fall days (that I'm still waiting for). YUM!

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  12. How warming and comforting. I could go a big bowl of this noodle soup right now!

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  13. I love fat noodles like that - you can't slurp them without a smile!

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  14. This looks so warm and comforting! I love noodles in soup.

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  15. Looks delicious! This will be on the menu at home this week, definitely.

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