Sep 6, 2014

French Country Stew for F

We have already completed six days of this international cooking marathon. To day is with the sixth letter F. When I think about F the first country name I got in my mind is France. I make plan every year to visit France. Even I use to tell Priya this year  I am planing to come and some how I missed every year.
French Cuisine has a long and it's own history. Normally french cuisine introduction will come with heavy sauce and beautiful arrangements, But in reality French cuisine is simple and it is sometimes elegant, and always exquisite. I heard French cooking is highly influenced by Italian cuisine. I don't know how long it is true,But French regional cuisine is characterized by it's extreme diversity and style. Traditionally, each region of France has it's own distinctive cuisine. Today my recipe is from From country side which is a delicious flavorful vegetable stew. 

FRENCH COUNTRY STEW
INGREDIENTS:---
Cabbage  ---  3 cups chopped
Onion --- 1 medium finely chopped
Garlic  ---  4 cloves  chopped
Butternut squash or carrot  --- 3 cups peeled and chopped
Fresh thyme  --- 1 tab sp chopped
White beans  --- 1 can
Diced tomatoes  -- 1 cup
Crushed red chillies  -- 1/2 tea sp
Salt to taste
Pepper powder to taste
Vegetable broth   ---  4 1/2 cups
Oil  -- 1 tab sp
METHOD:--
1. In a soup pan heat oil and add chopped onion and garlic fry for a while then add butternut squash or carrot add 1/4 cup water and cook for five minutes.
2. Now add all other ingredients except white beans and tomatoes.
3. Add 4 cups remaining water and cook for 30 minutes in a very low heat.
After 30 minutes add tomatoes and beans and cook for 10 more minutes.
Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.

15 comments:

Usha said...

That is a filling soup. Love such soups on a cold day.

Varadas Kitchen said...

Very interesting recipe- healthy and filling

Padmajha PJ said...

This is the dish that I made and didn't post coz the pic was taken in poor lighting.Good choice Padma...

vaishali sabnani said...

That's a beautiful click Padma..and the stew looks so good..health and power packed.

Srivalli said...

Very filling soup with all those lentils padma..very good choice..

Manjula Bharath said...

wow wonderful clicks and the stew looks very delicious :) super nutritious dish dear !!

Priya Suresh said...

Such a nutritious stew, i dont mind having a bowl.

Harini-Jaya R said...

A hearty and filling stew!!

Sapana Behl said...

Stew looks perfect to taste anytime , lovely choice!

Suma Gandlur said...

That is one healthy, filling soup.

Pavani N said...

That is one hearty & delicious stew from France.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Love to have the filing soup with a piece of bread...

Chef Mireille said...

love this veg soup with addition of beans makes it more filling as a meal

Priya Srinivasan said...

That is a filling bowl!! Addition of beans makes it more healthy!

Archana Potdar said...

Padma the stew is so flavourful. Can we try this in Pondi?