Asian Eggplant Soup

Today my husband decided to make us a soup for lunch. Asian soups have been some of his best creations in the kitchen. As he was 'randomly' throwing things into the soup, he decided to call it Kaat Soup, which apparently alludes to something that has everything in it(sarcastically). Well his soup was really good, and I recommend you try it out! I hope we still have this much fun when both of us start working, I can't tell you how much fun it is to wake up and not have to go to work, and to top it off your husband cooks up a wicked good lunch. Man, this is the life, but I digress. I had a great time taking these pictures.
Asian Eggplant Soup
1 tsp ginger, 1 tsp minced green chili, freshly ground black pepper, thai basil, red onion sliced, eggplant and carrot julienned, thinly sliced mushrooms, cabbage shredded, knorr asian hot and spicy soup powder, 2-3 tsp soy sauce, 2 tsp szechuan sauce, 36 oz vegetable stock

1. Saute the ginger and green chili in butter. Add the black pepper, and thai basil.
2. Saute the onion, eggplant, cabbage and mushrooms until the onions become translucent.
3. Add the vegetable stock, and bring to a simmer.
4. Add the soy sauce, szechuan sauce, and the soup mix and continue to simmer for a few minutes until it thickens up.
5. Add the carrots and let them blanch in the soup.
6. Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

*Shankar only used very ittle quantities of the vegetables. This is great for 2 people.


Priya said...

This soup is going into my must try list now !! And I love the crafted wood hands, are they from India ??

Prema Sundar said...

Lovely presentation!! Its cold here and would love to try this soup. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.BTW I loved the wooden hands too...

Anonymous said...

Loved your husband's soup. Never used eggplant in soups and I know I will like it. Love anything with eggplants. And a word of praise for you too...afterall its your blog:)....great photography! cool slideshow thing. How do you do it? said...

Hi Guys! I hope you do try it and let me know how it turns out. The eggplant gave the soup a nice rich flavour. And I'm usually not a huge fan of it.

Hema -- I will email you how to do this!

BTW, my hubby bought me the hands on our honeymoon in Bali!

Unknown said...

Lovely blog, went thru your marriage pics et al - enjoyed peeking through the life of an interesting gal - cya around! I must say I'd love any soup my husband makes, coz max he can do is boil a packed soup powder :)

Vini K said...

Hi Kanchana,came here thru Dining have an interesting blog over here.Photos are great.are you a dancer too?I love dance,having learnt a bit of dance myself when I was very young..

The soup looks great.Will have to try this one!Hope to see more from you!Keep writing.

Anonymous said...


Great work with the website, I really liked it ! The name is really cool and the entire website looks very professional. Liked the pictures and will surely try the soup :)

Have fun!

Anonymous said...

this is cool... i am going to try some of your recipes!!! especially the south indian ones...