Badam Ka Shorba

We asked celebrity chef Sanjeev Kapoor… With the weather getting colder by the day, our mums love nothing more than a bowl of warming soup. Can you suggest a recipe for a healthy, hearty soup for the whole family?

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor - Badam Ka - Almond soup

Badam Ka Shorba is an almond soup; very simple to make but lovely and warming!

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Badam Ka Shorba (Almond Soup)

Ingredients

  • 175 grams badam (almonds)
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1¼ teaspoons refined flour/all purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper powder
  • 1½ tablespoons single cream
  • White pepper powder to taste

Method

  1. Soak the almonds in hot water for a few minutes. Drain and peel. Slice ten to twelve for garnish and grind the rest to a smooth paste.
  2. Melt butter in a pan and add refined flour. Sauté for one minute and then gradually add milk stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  3. Add sugar, salt and white pepper powder and cook, stirring continuously, till it comes to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for five minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add almond paste and two cups of hot water and simmer for ten to fifteen minutes, stirring occasionally, till the soup thickens.
  5. Toast the sliced almonds. Sprinkle toasted almonds and drizzle cream just before serving.
  6. Serve piping hot.

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