Chi Al Meh/ Manipuri style vegetable soup

This north eastern state has limited options on vegetarian dishes like most of its neighbouring states. I came across the recipe of vegetable soup which hardly seemed like a recipe. However, the tips about using specific vegetables and the lack of any spice made me think about the taste. It is like consuming the most abundant natural flavors and making a meal out of it.

The name Chi Al Meh means vegetable soup. Isnt it intersting..

2 onions roughly chopped
1 capsicum red chopped
1 capsicum yellow chopped
1 cup chopped mushrooms (any variety)
1 cup blanched and finely chopped spinach/ mustard leaves (almost pureed)
1 cup other vegetables of your choice
1 tspn ginger paste
green chilly paste, soy sauce  optional and to taste
salt to taste
1) In a large pot, add all the vegetables and ginger paste.
2) Boil it for 10 min and add your seasonings
3) Remove and serve. 
4) I added some boiled noodles to make it a complete meal.


Suma Gandlur said…
It is lot better than some of the other recipes I have seen online, just steamed veggies with no seasonings. :)
Ginger-chili paste must have made the difference and given the soup a beautiful flavor.
A soup which is healthy and as good as a meal..nice choice.
Such a simple process na, boil season n serve!! Love the addition of noodles to give it an extra texture! !
Priya Suresh said…
Manipuri style soup, that bowl is asking me finish rite now, wat a super filling dish.
Usha said…
As long as it has green chili and soya sauce, it can't be that bad. Don't know how it tasted but looks delicious.
A nice healthy soup. The combination of all the vegetables must have tasted great.
Unknown said…
so hearty and so comforting soup!!
Harini R said…
Good find Pradnya! Sounds very flavorful too.
jayanthi said…
simple flavours, great taste.. looks yummy
Gayathri Kumar said…
After making thupka, I am in love with noodles and soup combo. This looks so good...
Pavani said…
Healthy & delicious soup.
Chef Mireille said…
I like the addition of the noodles
Healthy and comforting soup...
Padmajha said…
This is such a nice choice for Manipur.Filling and healthy...

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