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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 sujithaeasycooking.com 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. 

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