Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Today let me tell you a story about a friend of mine who use to forget Valentine’s Day every year and his beautiful wife have to find out unique creative ways just to make him remember that a special day is coming, after all who in the world would like to miss yummy choclates, bunch of flowers and those special diamond studded jewellary . Ha haha! Last year she done a lovely thing, as soon as the second week of February starts she start cooking pink and red dishes . First day that friend of mine don’t get the point but after two days he suddenly realize that every food is going red and pink. Ultimately he can solve the puzzle of red foods. So last Valentine’s Day my friends wife not only get loads of gifts but some unforgettable moments of happiness packed with love . I hope now you get an idea how to say your beloved Valentine’s Day is coming without using a single word. If you are thinking which red color dish you can prepare then let me give you this yummy delicious hot borsht recipe, ideal for Valentine’s Day.
Vegetable stock      6 cups
Beet root            2 (shred coarsely)
Carrots              1(finely chopped)
Celery               2 stalks( chopped)
Parsnip              1
Fresh or canned 
tomatoes pulp       1 cup (chopped)
Boiled potatoes     1
Garlic              1 cloves
Onion               2 chopped
Cabbage             2 cup  finely shredded
Green bell pepper   1 (chopped)
Butter/diet butter  2 table spoon
Sour Cream          ½  cup
Fresh or 
dried dill leaves    1 tea spoon
Sugar                1 tea spoon (optional)
Salt and pepper      according to taste

Boil stock in a stock pot and then add the beetroot , carrot, garlic ,celery and parsnip. Bring to boil then simmer and cover for 10 to 15 minutes . In the meantime take another skillet add 1 tablespoon of butter add chopped onion sauté until tender add tomatoes pulp bring the flame from medium to slow cook for 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add shredded cabbage in it stir and cook until it is a bit soft . In another bowl mashed potato with butter and half of cream . Increase heat to a boil, stir in sautéed cabbage, bell pepper, mashed potatoes to the stock pot. Reduce heat and simmer for few minutes adjust seasoning. Top with fresh dill leaves and sour cream. Serve hot. I hope this delicious soup will touch your beloved heart and you enjoy one of your most memorable Valentine’s Day.




Anonymous said...

A gorgeous borscht! The color is simply stunning!

Angie's Recipes said...

Beautiful colour! Must have tasted great!

Gulmohar said...

What a color...stunning..Thanks for this valentine day recipe :-)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow love this what a color

Claudia said...

You have made my husband very happy with this recipe. I love how deep red it is for "the day." I love how healthy it is - without sacrificing flavor.

Padhu said...

Borscht looks so colorful .I fell in love with it .You have a lovely space .Do drop by when time permits

My Little Space said...

Oh boy, this is truely RED HOT! The colour is soo attractive.