Friday, January 1, 2016

素莲藕花生汤 Vegetarian Lotus Root Soup

I grew up from a family whereby clear soups were a big part of our menu. Even so, I was not exactly a fan of having soup for any rice meal and being a teochew I am more keen on rich gravy dishes. Unlike my cantonese husband who finish up the soup, I will the one who ate the accompanying ingredients in the soup.
我虽然生长于一个吃饭必有汤喝的家庭中,但是我却不是很好喝汤。我想自己比较偏向潮州人的喜好而偏爱吃含有浓厚液汁的菜肴,一般上都是丈夫喝汤我吃汤料。

According to traditional medicine, Lotus root soup is attributed to have nourishing health benefits  as it is claimed to boost ones immune system. I got hooked to this soup dish since early childhood, and now, after being a vegetarian, I managed to get hold of good lotus soup recipes from the dharma centre. This is a tasty vegetarian tasty lotus root soup recipe even without the need for meat or dried cuttlefish.
根据传统医学的研究,莲藕汤含有滋阴养颜及提高免疫系统的功能。是一道我从小就喜爱的菜肴,后来转吃素后幸好能在佛教会的师姐哪儿得到许多美味可口的莲藕汤食谱。通过这道食谱,您也可以享有个可口又不须加入任何肉类或鱿鱼干的莲藕汤。


素莲藕花生汤
Vegan Lotus Root Soup

Ingredients 材料
750g Lotus Root 莲藕
60g Peanuts 花生
150g Chickpeas 鹰嘴豆
130g Chinese Water Chestnut 马蹄
135g Vegetarian Burdock Vegetarian Meat Balls 素牛膀素肉丸
8 pcs Red Dates 红枣
6 pcs Dried Chinese Yam 淮山
5g Fragrant Solomon's Seal 玉竹
2pcs Dried Honey Dates 蜜枣干
1-2 Sweet Corn 甜玉米
3.5-4Lit Water 清水


1/2 Tbsp Mushroom Powder 香菇粉
1/2 Tbsp Salt 盐


Directions 步骤

Soak peanuts and chickpeas overnight. Drain.
花生和鹰嘴豆泡沉隔夜。洗净沥干。

Peel lotus roots and chestnuts. Cut to bite size if needed.
莲藕和马蹄去皮。莲藕切块。

Wash and drain lotus roots, red dates, chinese yam, solomon's seal, dried honey dates and water chestnuts.
将莲藕块,红枣,淮山片,玉竹,蜜枣干与马蹄洗净后沥干。

Transfer all of the above stated ingredients into the high pressure cooker fill with 2.5-3 liters of water and boil under medium heat for 40 mins until tender. Allow the cooker to sit for 30 mins to release the trapped steam before opening the lid.
然后把以上沥干的材料包括花生及鹰嘴豆一起放入高压力锅,再加入2.5至3升的清水以中火煲40分钟至花生和鹰嘴豆熟透软化即可。之后让锅里的困住的蒸汽慢慢散发,千万不要把锅盖打开。一直等到30分钟后才可把锅盖打开。



Transfer the soup and ingredients into a deep pot.
再把汤及料转入另个汤锅。

Wash sweet corn and cut into 1/3 length. Add sweet corn into pot together with the soup.
甜玉米洗净切成3段后混入汤内。

Thoroughly wash and squeeze out excess oil from the vegetarian mock meat. Add to the pot of soup to combine.
把素牛膀素肉丸洗净, 尽可洗去油脂再加入进汤锅里。



Transfer the balance 1 Liter of water to the soup and cook under medium low heat for 1 hour or more.
将其余的1升清水加入汤内,继续再以中小火煲煮1小时或以上都可。

Season with mushroom powder and salt. Serve.
熄火前加入香菇粉和盐巴调味。







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