7 Traditional Monsoon Soups To Stay Warm During The Rainy Season

Are you looking for some warm and comforting soups to combat monsoon sickness. Rasam, tomato saar, yakhni shorba and more, here are seven warm and comforting soups to relish in the rainy season.
Monsoon Soups

Monsoon Soups

The monsoon brings cool and refreshing relief from the summer, but it can also leave you feeling a little sick. Everyone loves relishing pakoras and other crispy snacks in this season, but you become more prone to seasonal illnesses too like cold, cough, digestive issues and sore throat. This is where a steaming bowl of soup comes to your rescue. These comforting delights are packed with nutrients that boost your immunity and keep your body warm during the rainy evenings. Here are 7 traditional Indian soup recipes, perfect for the monsoon season.

Rasam

This is a South Indian staple and can be commonly found in the households as well as restaurants. Rasam is basically a lentil-based soup that boasts tangy and spicy flavour. This dish features tomatoes, tamarind and lentils along with spices like cumin, coriander and mustard seeds.
Rasam
Rasam

Mulligatawny Soup

With an Anglo-Indian origin, this soup is a fusion of Indian and western flavours. It is made with vegetables, chicken and lentils along with flavorful broth with curry powder and other warm spices such as cinnamon, black pepper corns, cloves and chillies.

Kairiche Saar

This is a version of kadhi and is often paired with steamed rice. Popular in Maharashtra cuisine particularly the Konkan regions, it has a mix of sour and sweet taste. This creamy coconut-based dish also features raw mango and vegetables.

Yakhni Shorba

This is the perfect way to bring the flavours of Kashmir onto your dining table. Made with mutton (or chicken), it is packed with rich flavours and nutrients. Simmered for hours, yakhni shorba is seasoned with cloves, cardamom and black peppercorns. It is perfect for monsoon evenings.

Tomato Saar

Tomato Saar
Tomato Saar
This tangy and yummy tomato soup is a mildly spiced dish from Maharashtra. It features tomatoes, coconut paste and lentils along with basic spices like mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, red chilli powder, asafoetida and turmeric powder.

Paya Soup

This hearty soup needs no introduction in India. Made with trotters (paya) of lamb or goat, it is slowly cooked with a blend of warming spices like ginger, black pepper and cloves. Paya soup is not only delicious but also has lots of nutrients including calcium.

Pandhara Rassa

This Maharashtrian white soup is perfect for people looking for lighter options during monsoon. Made with chicken (or mutton), coconut milk and yoghurt, you can also add your favourite vegetables to the recipe. This creamy soup is seasoned with red chillies and poppy seeds. You can also pair it with bhakri or rice.
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