Virat Indian Recipes

Virat Indian Recipes

Minestrone Soup

  • Serves: 6
  • Pressure Cooking Time 11 minutes
  • Source: www.viratcooker.com
    Manufacturer Exporter of Pressure Cookers

Ingredients

olive oil
1 tbsp / 15 ml
onion chopped
1 medium (6 oz / 170 g)
garlic crushed
1 clove
kidney beans soaked overnight or in hot water for 2 hours and drained
1/2 cup / 100 g
vegetable stock (See Recipe)
5 cups / 1.2 litres
macaroni
1/3 cup / 40 g
sage ground
a pinch
carrot cut into 0.25 inch / 6 mm pieces
1 medium (4 oz / 115 g)
potato cut into 1 inch / 2.5 cm long, 0.5 inch / 1.3 cm wide and 0.5 inch / 1.3 cm thick pieces
1 large (11 oz / 310 g)
zucchini chopped
1 small (3 oz / 85 g)
tomatoes chopped or 1 can (14.5 oz / 415 g) precut, peeled tomatoes
2 medium (10 oz / 280 g)
cabbage chopped
0.5 cup / 50 g
dried basil leaves
1/4 tsp / 1.3 ml
dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp / 2.5 ml
salt
1.25 tsp / 6.3 ml
pepper
1/2 tsp / 2.5 ml
parsley
1 tbsp / 15 ml
Parmesan cheese grated
0.5 cup / 60 g

Method

Heat oil in cooker about 1 minute. Add onion and garlic. Stir fry till onion is transparent. Add beans and stock. Stir. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook 5 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Release pressure by placing cooker in about 4 inches/10 cm of cold water in a basin or in a sink for 2 minutes. Open cooker. Place cooker on high heat. Bring to boil. Add remaining ingredients except parsley and cheese. Stir. Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat. Reduce heat and cook 6 minutes. Remove cooker from heat. Allow to cool naturally. Open cooker. Add parsley. Serve hot, garnished with cheese.


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