A soup which can be served as a complete meal. This soup contains proteins, carbs and vegetables required for the diet conscious ones. Especially on a day when you had a heavy lunch.  This can be served to toddlers who is not allergic to mushrooms.

Preparation time : 15 mts

Cooking time : 15 mts

Serves : 4

Ingredients for the meat balls:

  • Chicken mince – 150 g (here I’ve taken 1 fresh chicken breast and minced it in the mixer, alternately you can use any cut of chicken, debone it and mince it in the mixer )
  • Oats – 1/2 cup (rolled or quick oats)
  • Onion – 1 (small, chopped)
  • Ham/Prosciutto – 2 slices (chopped) You can use bacon to make it yummy !
  • Ginger chopped – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic chopped – 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 1 chopped
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Ground pepper – 1/8 tsp

Ingredients for the soup:

  • Chicken stock / water – 3 1/2 cups
  • Mushroom – 4-5 sliced (here I’ve used button mushrooms, you can use any of your favourite ones. Be careful when using the dried mushroom, it can totally change the taste of the soup )
  • Thyme – 1/4 tsp dried (or 4-5 sticks of fresh ones)
  • Cardamom – 4
  • Cloves – 4
  • Cinnamon stick – 1′
  • Salt – 1/2 tsp
  • Ground black pepper – 1/4 tsp
  • Spring onions – 1 salk

Method:

  1. Mince the chicken and mix together all the ingredients for the meat balls. Make small lime size balls and keep it aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan add all the ingredients for the soup and slowly drop in the meat balls.
  3. Cook in medium heat till the soup starts to boil and the simmer and cook further for 10 more minutes.
  4. When the meat balls are cooked it’ll start to flot on top of the soup. Try not to overcook the meat balls otherwise it’ll become hard.
  5. If you like smooth soup add 1 table spoon of corn flour in 1/4 cup water and add to the boiling soup.
  6. When the soup starts to thicken switch off the gas.
  7. Your soup is ready ! :)

Notes:

  • To make the tangy sauce, mix together 1 tsp of white vinegar, 1/2 tsp of light soy sauce, 1/2 tsp of honey and 1 chopped green chilli. This can be served separately.