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3 Popular Chinese Sweet Soups that You Can Make with Easy Steps

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3 Popular Chinese Sweet Soups that You Can Make with Easy Steps

Feeling hungry? Want to have Chinese sweet soup? But too lazy to go out or want to eat something homemade? Now, there is a range of Chinese soups which you can make but I have chosen these three because of their simplicity and health factor. Try these popular but extremely simple and healthy recipes which you can make within twenty minutes of your time. The ingredients are easily available in any supermarket. The steps are quite easy too. So, you have no reason to be lazy. Get up and start cooking ! Chop chop.

1. Cornflour Milk Soup

Corn is a rich source of vitamins A, B, E and many minerals. Corn meal provides a rich source of “good” complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron and phosphorus. Cornmeal does not contain gluten which makes it safe for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

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For this recipe, you will need cornstarch, milk, water, honey, raisins and boiled corn. Cornstarch or cornmeal is a coarse flour ground from dried maize (corn). Place a pan over high heat. Add a glass of water. When it’s warm, add a glass of milk. After boiling for two to three minutes, add one tablespoon of raisins or dry fruits of your choice. After a minute, add two tablespoons of yellow cornstarch and three tablespoons of honey. Keep on stirring the mixture. If you’d like, chop one tablespoon of boiled corn and add it to the soup. Cook for another five minutes or so. Garnish with coriander leaves and black pepper powder and serve it warm. Yep, it’s that easy. Enjoy !

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    2. Black Sesame Milk Soup

    For this recipe, you will need milk, water, honey, raisins, black sesame seeds, rice powder, lime juice and pure black sesame powder. Place a pan over high heat. Add a glass of water. When it’s warm, add a glass of milk. After boiling for two to three minutes, add one tablespoon of raisins or dry fruits of your choice. After a minute, add two tablespoons of pure black sesame powder, one tablespoon of rice powder, half tablespoon black sesame seeds and two tablespoons of honey. Keep on stirring the mixture. Cook for another five minutes or so. Cool it down. Add a few drops of lime juice and mix the soup again.

    Sesame seeds are rich in vitamins and iron. An ancient Chinese anti-aging secret is that black sesame seeds slow down ageing by delaying all the symptoms that come with aging such as premature graying of hair, poor memory, hearing loss, blurry vision, poor digestion and other diseases.

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      3. Sweet Almond Soup

      For this recipe, you will need almonds, polished rice, sugar and water. Soak five tablespoons of almonds in water till they soften. Remove the skin, then grind them coarsely. Keep it aside. Soak four tablespoons of polished rice in water till they soften. Place a pan on high heat. Add a glass of water, soaked rice, one tablespoon of sugar, the powdered almonds and cook for ten to fifteen minutes. Serve it hot. The time required to prepare the ingredients for this recipe is a bit too much but if you can soak the almonds and rice overnight, it takes absolutely no time to prepare this tasty and healthy soup.

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      Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E, copper and magnesium. They also contain high levels of healthy unsaturated fatty acids which can help prevent cardiovascular diseases. Nuts and seeds are richest in fiber after cereals, which is why almonds are good for cardiovascular health

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        So, now you have three delicious Chinese sweet soups’ recipes. Serve those to your friends and family. They will love it. Happy cooking. :)

        Featured photo credit: a.m.medina via flickr.com

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        Thanksgiving, a day of pure gluttony, football, and possible uncomfortable situations with family members that you may or may not like. Oh, yeah, and the whole “know and reflect on what it is to be thankful and grateful.”

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