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South Asian Inspired Soup Recipe

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Calories 170 kcal


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 Tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 1 can chickpeas or 1 ¾ cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ head cauliflower chopped
  • 2 peppers chopped
  • 1 cup frozen pea and carrot mix
  • ¼ cup rice rinsed
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 handful kale
  • 1 handful spinach
  • ½ lemon squeezed
  • Cilantro for garnish


  • In a large sauce pot, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add ginger garlic paste and spices.
  • Add chickpeas, cauliflower, peppers, pea and carrot mix, and rice. Mix between each addition to ensure spices are evenly distributed.
  • Add 6 cups of water and cover. Cook for approximately 18-20 minutes on medium heat, until rice is cooked through.
  • Remove cover, taste for seasoning and add salt if needed. Add fresh lemon juice and a handful of kale and spinach.
  • Spoon into bowls and garnish with cilantro.


Calories: 170kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 8gFat: 5gFiber: 7g
Course: Brunch, Lunch/Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: South Asian Inspired
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