~Recipe credit: Mummy Bobat~
This soup is commonly known as the ‘moru’ soup or ‘huwawar’ soup in most homes. Moru means bland in gujrati & huwawar is what gujratis call the post partum period. This soup is usually made for the sick or a woman who has just given birth due to its medical properties. Turmeric is a natural antioxidant which helps fight colds, viruses & inflammation. Some studies have found that turmeric also helps fight depression. Ginger improves immunity & also helps fight the flu, colds & inflammation. Chicken is an excellent source of amino acids & protein which we need to build muscle tissues & healthy bones. It is full of other vitamins & minerals that help us stay healthy overall. In our home this is a weekly meal for the children. It’s especially important that children get enough protein while their bones and muscles are growing. In short this soup is anti inflammatory, hydrating, nutritious & aids healing!
- 1/4 onion (sliced)
- 1 tbsp ghee or according to preference
- 1/2 a chicken cut into pieces according to preference
- 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder or according to preference
- 3 peppercorns
- 2 cloves
- 1 small piece of cinnamon stick
- 1/4 tsp cumin seeds – optional
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- 500ml water or as needed
- Recite Bismillah.
- Cook onions with cinnamon stick, peppercorns, cloves & cumin seeds in ghee till transparent.
- Add ginger garlic paste & braisefor a minute.
- Add chicken, turmeric powder & salt. Cook on low heat till the chicken is almost tender.
- Add the water & allow to simmer on low heat till the chicken is fully cooked.
- Season with salt & pepper.
- Serve with rice/ roti / bread / toast. Remember us in your Du’aas & enjoy!