1. Cabbage - 1/2 piece
2. French beans - 2 nos
3. Potato - 1 small no
4. Onion - 1 medium sized
5. Bay leaves - 2 nos
6. Black pepper corns - 3 to 4 nos
7. Fresh cream - 3 spoons
8. Water - 5 cups
9. Butter unsalted - 1/2 tsp
10.Cheese - 1 tsp
11.Salt to taste
12.Corn flour - 3 tsp (optional)
13.Mixed herbs (home-made)
Wash cabbage and beans and cut into small pieces. Peel potato and cut into small pieces. Slice onion.
In a pressure cooker cook on a low fire with a little butter and fry the onion till light brown in colour. Add the vegetables and fry a little. Add water, bay leaves, pepper corns, mixed herbs and cook for 10 minutes.
When cool, remove the bay leaves and mixed herbs. Pour contents into a mixie jar and liquidize the cooked vegetables. Add salt to taste.
Garnish with fresh cream, butter and grated cheese and serve.
A few drops of lime juice may be added if desired. This improves the flavor.
This vegetable soup is a very healthy appetizer and serves four members in a family.