Soups Archive

Elaichi Gosht Shorba (Mutton Soup with Green Cardamoms)

  My comforting bowl of Elaichi Gosht Shorba is light and full of flavour. The meat is soft and the soup has a subtle hint of green cardamoms that will instantly make you hungry. The word Shorba is derived from an Arabic word “Shurbah”, meaning soup. There are many recipes of Mutton ...Read More

Sprout and Red Cabbage Soup

  Happy detox, foodies. If your January feels already wonderful and light, my detox recipes will make it fabulous!   A glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice mixed with warm water taken every day the first thing in the morning is perhaps one of the best and easiest ways to start your ...Read More

Salmon Chowder with an Indian Twist!

  Who doesn’t love a hearty salmon chowder? And I can assure you, with that lndian twist of mine, it brings out the goodness of the chowder even more. This chowder is something that I would call, “Holy delicious!!” I dreamt about this recipe when I was on a vacation to Kerala ...Read More

No-Onion-Garlic Yellow Zucchini Soup

  Soups are always so comforting! These days, I have been making different kinds of soups each day, particularly for my mother-in-law, who just got a knee surgery done this month. This was the soup I made last Tuesday for her. Let me tell you, my family follows a strict vegetarian diet on ...Read More

Light Indian Mutton/Lamb Stew

Light Indian mutton/lamb stew We are just back from Kodaikanal in Tamil Nadu, India. This was our first trip outside Mumbai, after relocating from Hong Kong a few months back. I must say, this was a much-awaited break and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of being so close to nature. The weather ...Read More

Japanese Tonkotsu Ramen (Pork Ramen in Soup)

I am excited to share this because this is one of my favourite Japanese dishes that I have had umpteen number times in different Japanese restaurants here in Hong Kong. This dish is one of my comfort foods too. AN and the kids love this as well! So last Friday, I made ...Read More

Easy Ginseng Breakfast Congee

Easy ginseng breakfast congee Cosmopolitan Currymania is so humbled to receive samples of Ontario Ginseng from the Ontario Ginseng Growers Association (OGGA), Canada, which works collaboratively with the Canadian Government partners including Canada Brand and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). This Ontario ginseng is the original North American ginseng having a unique ...Read More

Eating Fishballs in Hong Kong

[This article was originally published in the International food magazine Zomppa before appearing in Cosmopolitan Currymania.] Each passing day, I am learning more and more about the food culture in Hong Kong. Since I am learning basic Cantonese now, I can communicate more comfortably with the local fish mongers in the seafood ...Read More

Chinese Nourishing Soups: A Must for Everyone!

An authentic Chinese soup for relief against cough and cold!Chinese long-boiled soups are one-of-its-kind nourishment for the body. The ingredients for making these soups are easily available in Asian supermarkets and are made with unique ingredients with medicinal properties to fight against ageing. These help in increasing the memory, appetite, enhancing liver, ...Read More

Tom Yum Goong (Thai Hot and Sour Prawn Soup)

In Thailand, soup is an indispensible accompaniment to the meal. Interestingly, it is served as a part of the meal and not as a first course! If you are a fan of Thai Cuisine, then I’m sure Tom Yum Goong is among the top three in your list. This healthy and nourishing ...Read More