Sanjeev Kapoor

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Southern Italian Vegetable Soup  Recipe

Assorted vegetable and macaroni soup- Italian style

This recipe is from the book Khazana of Healthy Tasty Recipes.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings :

Southern Italian Vegetable Soup

Main Ingredients

Tomatoes, Carrot





Level Of Cooking


  • Tomatoes
    2 medium
  • Carrot finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Potatoes finely chopped
    2 medium
  • Cabbage chopped
    1/4 small
  • Basil leaves
  • Olive oil
    1 teaspoon
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Garlic finely chopped
    4 cloves
  • Celery chopped
    1 inch stick
  • Salt
    to taste
  • White pepper powder
    to taste
  • Macaroni
    1/4 cup
  • Vegetable stock
    4 cups


Step 1

Remove the eye of tomatoes and make a small incision at the bottom. Boil one cup of water and blanch tomatoes for one minute and remove immediately. Peel, remove the seeds and puree or mince them.

Step 2

Reserve a few basil leaves for garnish and chop the rest. Heat olive oil in a pan, add onion and garlic and sauté till they turn translucent.

Step 3

Add celery, carrot and potatoes. Stir continuously and cook for five minutes. Add cabbage, tomatoes and cook stirring continuously.

Step 4

Add salt, white pepper powder, chopped basil and macaroni, stir and add vegetable stock or water and bring it to a boil.

Step 5

Lower the heat and simmer till vegetables are cooked and the soup has thickened. Garnish with the reserved basil and serve hot.

Step 6

Chef's Tip

Step 7

Basil is known to emit ozone rather than oxygen that is emitted by other plants.

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