Laganshaala Recipe - Spicy Parsi style vegetable soup

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes(आलू), Sweet potatoes(शक्करकंद)

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Soup


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Laganshaala Recipe - How to make Laganshaala


Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Potatoes cubed3-4 medium

  • Sweet potatoes 2 medium

  • Carrots cubed 2 small

  • Cauliflower 1/2 medium

  • Tomatoes quartered2 medium

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies broken2-3

  • Onions sliced2 medium

  • Garlic sliced1 teaspoon

  • Green chillies slit2-3

  • Salt to taste

  • Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon

  • Vinegar 1 teaspoon

  • Sugar 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Heat oil in a thick-bottomed pan and add cumin and red chillies. When they begin to change colour add onions and sauté on medium heat for two minutes or till pink.

Step 2

Add garlic and green chillies and sauté further for a minute. Add potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, tomatoes and salt along with two to three cups of water and cover and cook on low heat till almost done.

Step 3

Add Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and sugar, stir and cook for another five to ten minutes till vegetables are done and water is reduced to less than half. Serve hot.

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