How to make Sopa Grossa -

A healthy and tasty soup containing vegetables and chicken.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Stock (स्टॉक), Rice (चावल)

Cuisine : Goan

Course : Soups

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Sopa Grossa

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Goa's 450 years under Portuguese domination produced a unique, syncretic blend of East and West that is at once exotic and strangely familiar.  The various influences have made the Goan cuisine an interesting blend of tastes as a result of which it has a phenomenal repertoire of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies.  Though the recipes and techniques of the two major communities – Hindu and Christian – are different but as a rule the cuisine that comes under the umbrella of Goan is simple but chilli hot and spicy. Traditionally the food is cooked on wood fires in clay pots that are fired by the village potter. Though in the modern times, quite a few Goans have had to leave their land in search of greener pastures, they still get homesick for the smoky flavour of the fish curry and rice that get their distinct taste being cooked in crowded sweaty, smoky kitchens in earthenware pots over wood fires.      

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sopa Grossa Recipe

  • Stock (chicken, mutton or vegetable) 4 cups

  • Rice 2 tablespoons

  • Green peas 1/2 cup

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) 2 tablespoons

  • French beans 10

  • Spring onions 2

  • Cabbage 1/4 small

  • Tomatoes 2

  • Boneless chicken 150 grams

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Soak the chickpeas overnight. Drain and cook in fresh water till done. Clean the chicken or mutton and cut into ½” dices. Boil them in salted water till done. Wash, string the French beans and chop them finely. Wash the green peas.

Step 2

Wash the spring onions under running water and chop them fine. Wash and finely chop the cabbage and tomatoes. Wash the rice and cook it with the stock in a deep pan on a medium heat. Add all the prepared vegetables along with the green peas and chickpeas to the rice.

Step 3

Cook till the rice is soft. Add the boiled mutton or chicken dices and continue to cook till the soup is thick.

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