Dieting is an excellent way to lose weight. You don’t necessarily require eating the expensive and often bland-tasting dietary supplements available in the market. A vegetable soup will be wholesome and sufficient.

Top 5 Veg Soup Recipes for Dieting

Here are the top 5 veg soup recipes for dieting:

1. Curd Shorba

The curd shorba is an excellent choice for your diet. With only a few tomatoes, onions and cucumbers, this low-fat recipe will keep your stomach full for long.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon turmeric powder
  • 3 cups of low-fat curd
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 4 tablespoon Bengal gram flour
  • 2 tablespoon fine chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoon oil/low-fat butter
  • ¼ cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ tablespoon grated ginger
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • Salt to taste

 Procedure

Mix turmeric powder, Bengal gram flour and curd in a bowl till there are no lumps remaining. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds. As the seeds start popping, add ginger and green chilies and sauté at a low flame for 10-12 seconds.

Add onions, sauté for 2 minutes before adding the mix made earlier. Add milk, ½ cup of water and mix well. Cook at a low flame for 4 minutes. Stir occasionally, before adding tomatoes, cucumber and salt, all the while simmering it for a minute. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.

2. Red Lentil and Carrot Soup

This is considered one of the healthiest soups, especially if you are on a diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of washed and drained red lentil
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 4 to 5 black peppercorns
  • ½ cup sliced onions
  • ¼ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ¾ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grounded black pepper
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

First, heat oil in a deep non-stick pan then add peppercorns, onions and garlic. Sauté on low flame for 2-3 minutes and add tomatoes and carrots, while stirring it for 3-4 minutes. Add red lentil, along with 5 cups of water then cook for 9-10 minutes, till  the carrots are softened.

Cool it then blend in a mixer till you get a smooth puree. Add puree in non-stick pan with milk, a cup of water, salt and pepper, before mixing it till it boils. Serve this soup hot and fresh.

3. Garlic Vegetable Soup

This is one of the best choices of vegetable soups if you are on a strict diet.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped mixed vegetables
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

Heat oil in a pan and add onions and garlic, sauté till onions turn translucent. Add vegetables and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then, add 2 cups of water, along with salt and pepper.

Allow it to boil and then let it simmer till the vegetables are tender. Then, add oats and let it simmer for another 7 minutes. Garnish with coriander and serve hot for the best taste.

4. Red Lentil Soup

This soup is a treat to have and what better? It is healthy!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups split red lentil
  • ½ cup rice
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped onions
  • ¾ cup roughly chopped carrots
  • ¼ dry red chilli flakes
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • Salt to taste

Procedure

First, heat oil in non-stick pan then add mint leaves till they are roasted. Crush these mint leaves and set them aside. Wash, clean and drain the red lentil and rice. Add onions, carrots, tomatoes along with 2 cups of water. Cook them in a pressure cooker till you hear 2 whistles then put it in a blender and blend till you get a smooth paste. Add 2 cups of water, chilli flakes, milk, roasted mint leaves and salt, let it simmer for a few minutes. Serve the soup hot to get the best taste.

5. Corn and Green Pea Soup

Something different, but one of the healthiest recipes for soups when you are on a diet.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 2 cups fresh green peas
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ½ chopped onion
  • Salt to taste

To serve

  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint leaves

Procedure

Mix corn, garlic, onion, peas and salt in 5 cups of water. Let it simmer for 15 minutes, let it cool and then grind it in a blender to get a smooth puree. Right before serving, add coriander, mint, milk and salt and then boil it. Serve this soup hot for a great taste.

 

These 5 amazing and quick recipes will give you an excellent choice when you feel like having soup on a diet. These soups are completely vegetarian, apart from being wholesome and healthy.

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