Indian-spiced Cabbage and Onion Soup
While there are some things that go along with tightened purse strings that aren’t too fun, like not being able to go out for lavish dinners or realizing that you should probably return that gold lamé three piece suit you bought at Holt Renfrew on Boxing Day, it’s always exciting to sharpen your economic cooking skills!
The best thing about making soup is that it’s rarely expensive and here are two examples of big batch soups that can get you through plenty of lunches or dinners this month.
Heat canola oil in a large pot on medium-high heat. Add garlic and onions and cook for 5 minutes.
Add ground spices and cabbage, and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the next six ingredients and let mixture come to a simmer. Reduce to medium heat, cover and let cook for 25 minutes.
Remove lid, remove cinnamon stick and bay leaves, add basmati rice, lime pickle, vinegar and honey, and continue to simmer until the rice has cooked through, approximately 15 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve in bowls with toasted naan bread on the side.