Mom's Vegetable Soup
From: Pankaj Narayan
This is a soup that uses no broth, and so can be enjoyed by people who shy away from soup because of the chicken broth requirement.
For about 3-4 large mugs of soup:
Take 1 large onion (red is probably too strong), half of a cabbage, and perhaps one large potato or 2 small ones.
Wash these well, maybe cut them up in 2 or 3 large chunks each. Put them in a pressure cooker and cover with water. Also put maybe 2 tbsp. of uncooked rice to give it some thickness. Put water in to just about
0.75 inch above base... about 2 mugs. Put the lid on and cook for up to 3 whistles. This takes 10 minutes or less.
If you do not have a pressure cooker, then cook for a longer time I guess (3-4 hrs?)
Let the cooked mixture cool for some time. Next you have to puree the whole mess in a blender and then run it through a sieve.
This is the base soup. When it is warm (not hot) put in some milk and start to heat it. Put in salt to taste. Before serving, put in a few drops oof vinegar.
Simple, yet hearty and yum.