Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spicy Mexican soup

 
It was yet another cold chilly evening. I came back from work with my mind set on this soup! Don't ask me how or why. I wanted to have a spicy soup. I searched on the web for a spicy soup and this soup  is a combination of several recipes I saw. I went to the grocery store and bought the canned stuff and the tortilla chips! I felt the chips would add a nice crunch to the spiciness of the soup. Unfortunately my son took a fancy to the chips and finished them all! Hey add the chips if you have them, the soup is great even without it.


 
Ingredients
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion diced
2-3 large green/yellow/orange peppers
3 cloves garlic, minced
2- chopped jalapenos
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes with chipotle peppers
1  whole corn cob boiled and then its kernels removed from the cob
salt and pepper to taste
handful of coriander leaves 

 
tortilla chips - as much needed  (optional)
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (optional)
dollop of sour cream (optional) 


How To

Turn on the broiler. Cut the green/yellow peppers and sprinkle oil and char in the broiler for 10 min. Let it cool and cut into small pieces (remove the black pieces if any on the peppers).
Heat about 1 table spoon oil in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion and minced garlic and cook for 5 minutes, until onion is translucent. Add the charred peppers and the ground cumin.
Mix in the tomatoes with the chipotle from the can. Add the chopped jalapenos. Pour in about 2-3 cups of water, and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes.
Mix the corn into the soup, and continue cooking 5 minutes.


Serve in bowls and add coriander leaves and tortilla chips (if you have any). Top with cheese (if desired) or sour cream.




While you enjoy this spicy soup, I would like to thank Viki for sending over these lovely awards... Thanks Viki! Hop over to her blog to see the yummy treats she creates and shares...


See you again soon!

46 comments:

  1. Looks so yum and love that bowl n plate ...very cute ...congrats on ur awards

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  2. Congrats on your awards, nice soup for this cold weather, you have a wonderful blog, drop in sometime..

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  3. Very spicy with all kind of peppers in one bowl, like the crunchy idea of topping!

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  4. Comfort in a bowl...looks vibrant and flavorful....

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  5. love this crunchy topping idea. looks hearty and wholesome.

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  6. @Hema - I have trouble leaving comments on your blog...
    @Cham - yes all the peppers make it spicy
    @Lubna - yes very comforting
    @Sayantani - try it with the chips, it will be good!

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  7. Wow, the soup bowl and the cream by side, tempts me a lot,lovely recipe!

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  8. Awesome recipe.looks so tempting and your click makes me drool...

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  9. Yummy Recipe...I am gonna make it soon..Bookmarked it..

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  10. @Raks - I love mine with sour cream...
    @divya - thanks...
    @Aarthi - let me know how is tastes...

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  11. spicy soup sounds good on a cold evening

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  12. Spicy soup sounds so yummy. Thanks 4 sharing...Congrats on ur lovely awards.

    Hema's Kitchen

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  13. Wow, that's mexico on the bowl. I am huge fan to mexican cooking. It's similar to ours - spicy and good :-)

    Your soup looks so comforting!

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  14. Awesome and such a tempting one. Luv it

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  15. @Kalyan - it will be perfect for your cold!
    @Hemalata - thanks
    @Vijitha - yes I like Mexican for the same reason. Spicy and a lot like ours...
    @Shanthi - thanks...

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  16. Dear Somu
    How are you? Here after a long time and I am relieved to see you havent posted many dishes. I like this soup , very different. WIll be in India for another 12 days or so. But before that , the dahi Baigana is a must cook , just gearing up.
    Bhala thiba

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  17. @UShnish - mu bhala achi... nice to see you here again!

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  18. What a comforting soup! Looks so tempting

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  19. yummy soup..i am firt time on here..bookmarked it

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  20. The soup looks amazing to me!!

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  21. That sure looks great.perfect for a cold eve

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  22. @Achu' amma - thanks for dropping by. Let me know if you try it...
    @Miriam - thanks
    @Namitha - yeah I know, perfect for the cold here...

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  23. Thats perfect meal for winter dinner looks great..

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  24. @rekha's - thanks... yes it is perfect for winter...

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  25. Mexican soup looks yummy, spicy and healthy. Lovely recipe.

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  26. my hubby loves the soups..this looks great.vl try this...

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  27. Really mouth-watering! And the pictures are so appetizing, dear! Thanks for this delish recipe.
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  28. looks yummy. congrats on ur award :)

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  29. I know we are all in a soup spree...the weather makes us learn new:) I too wanna try yours some time soon. Bookmarking it. Soup looks so comforting and inviting. Congrats on the awards dear. You deserve them.

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  30. Congrats on your awards :) lovely soup,perfect for weather.

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  31. @Urmi, @Maha, @Purabi, @Anu, @Chitra, @Viki, @Kothiyavunu - thanks all... let me know if you try it

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  32. The soup recipe is just perfect and the gorgeous presentation makes it even more appealing. I am drooling!! Bookmarked for sure!
    http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com

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  33. @Purabi - thanks... Let me know if you try it...

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  34. wowww.. this looks super comforting... perfect for this winter :)

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  35. Spicy and delicious soup sounds good for a cold chilly evening. Congrats on yr well deserved awards.

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  36. @Rachna - thanks... it is soup season these days...

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  37. very delicious spicy Mexican soup

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  38. Soup is new for me ,looks yum,,nice clicks too

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