Skip to main content

Vetrillai Kozhi Soup / Betel Leaves Chicken Soup / Soup Series

Though the most enjoyable season is Winter, the worst part of it is, getting sick due to cold breeze and fog. So, the best home remedy is to enjoy a healthy and spicy soup to get rid of cold and flu. Betel leaves and pepper in the early morning and chicken soup for dinner are my personal best home remedies when I get cold. And for today's soup series, I tried an interesting healthy soup using betel and chicken which tasted really delicious. The spiciness from betel leaves was so strong and refreshing. Adjust the quantity of betel leaves and red chilli powder according to one's taste bud.

For the happening Soup Series Event, myself and my co- blogger Sujitha from have posted few interesting and healthy soup recipes. Click the below link to enjoy a delicious home made soups.

My Soup Series - Click HERE

Sujitha Ruban's blog Soup series - Click HERE

Ingredients :

100 gms Chicken ( preferbly Boned pieces ) 
3 Betel leaves,  medium size, finely chopped ( adjust the quantity according to taste bud ) 
1 Onion, Finely chopped 
1 Tomato, chopped 
4 Garlic pods, chopped 
1/2 Tbsp Ginger, finely chopped 
1 Bay leaf
1/2 Tsp Cumin powder 
1/2 Tsp Coriander powder 
1/4 Tsp Red chilli powder 
Salt to taste 

Method :

Wash the boned chicken pieces and keep aside.

Take a pressure cooker and add the washed boned chicken pieces along with chopped betel leaves followed by onion, tomato, garlic pods, ginger, bay leaf, cumin powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder and salt.

Add 1 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook it for 5 - 6 whistles.

Once done, switch off the flame and wait till the pressure gets released.

Remove the chicken pieces and bay leaf from the soup.

Mash the remaining ingredients and strain it using strainer.

Boil it again for a minute and adjust salt if necessary.

Garnish with chopped betel leaves and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve with croutons or crispy corns. 

Note :

This is a spicy soup so adjust the quantity of red chilli powder and betel leaves according to taste bud.

Pepper powder is not required in this recipe, as the soup gets its spiciness from red chilli powder and betel leaves. 


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Potato & Peas Fry / Urulai kizhangu Patani Varuval

Most of you aware that I am posting my brother's favorite recipes for a week for Raksha Bandan and celebration time comes to an end today. 

Check out my previous special posts...

Vendakai Poriyal / Okra Stir fry

Bitter gourd Roast 

Badam Flavored Fruit Salad

Radish Sambhar

Pavakai Chips / Bitter gourd Chips

Garlic Chutney

Vadai Curd Kuzhambu

Wheat Bread Jamun 
Potato and Peas fry is a spicy curry which is served with rice varieties like lemon rice, tamarind rice and it also goes well with sambhar, rasam and curd. Dried peas can also be used in this recipe but it has to be soaked over night and pressure cooked for 4-5 whistles before adding to the curry. 

Ingredients :
2 Big Potatoes1/4 Cup Peas2  Onions1 tomato11/2 tbsp Kuzhambu Milagai Thool ( Chilli powder + Coriander powder )1/4 Turmeric powderSalt to taste2-3 Tbsp OilCoriander leaves for garnishingMethod :
Cut potatoes and pressure cook it for 3 whistles or cook it for 7-10 minutes in a microwave.Peel the skin and keep aside.Heat 2 tbsp oi…

Sankara Meen Kuzhambu / Red Snapper Fish Curry

Tangy and aromatic flavor of the curry along with a delicious taste of fish, when served with hot rice gives a joyous feeling for a FISH LOVER like me ;) This four letter word makes me drool any time and love it in any form of cuisine.
Generally Meen Kuzhambu is served with hot rice but it tastes more delicious and yummy when served with Hot steaming Idlis for the next day. The more the time, fish swims in the curry, the taste increases. Flavor of the Fish gets blend well with the curry and enhances the taste and aroma, when served it for the next day. 
Sankara fish has its unique taste and flavor and personally, I feel it gives delicious taste when prepared as kuzhambu than fry. Even few Restaurants started serving "Nethi Vacha meen Kuzhambu and Idli" in their menu.  

Are you a Fish Lover ?? Then get ready to Drool ;)

Ingredients :

1/2 Kg Sankara Fish / Red Snapper Fish, Cleaned and Washed2 Big Onions, Finely chopped2 Medium sized Tomatoes, Finely Chopped3 Green chillies, sliced

Ekadesi Kali

Happy Ekadesi Friends!

Vaikunta Ekadesi  is celebrated every year in the month of December or January and particularly on the 11th waxing moon that falls in the Margazhi month. Early morning of this day “the gate to Lord Vishnu 's inner Sanctum” is opened and in tamil we used to call it as “sorga vassal”. And according to our family culture, we used to fast on this  particular day by taking only tiffin items ( No rice allowed). Along with that, Kali is made as offering for god. And the next day of ekadesi is called as Dhuvadesi, on which fast is broken with the preparation of rice and curry with 21 vegetables. My mom prepares karakuzhambu with 21 veggies and according to my in laws place we prepare sambhar with 21 veggies. 
Ekadesi Kali….

Ingredients : ½ Cup Rice2 Cups Water¼ Cup Jaggery grated2 Elachi2 Tbsp Coconut grated or Chopped2 Tsp Ghee

Method :
Wash rice and dry roast in a pan till it turns crispy.Remove, cool it for 10 minutes and grind it little coarsely.Meanwhile, Add 2 tbsp …