A soft dough dumpling made often from Potatoes and semolina makes a good soup when mixed with steamed vegetables and spiced with Italian herbs. A wholesome meal alone for this season of spring!!!
Serves 4 bowls
500 gms of Gnocchi
1/2 cup of all purpose flour
2 tablespoons of chopped ginger
1 tablespoon of mixed Italian herbs
1 tablespoon dry dill
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 cup of chopped parsley
Crushed black pepper as per taste
1/2 teaspoon of asafetida (hing)
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Process: Boil the gnocchi in salted water. Once they rise to the surface, strain the water and then use it by mixing some olive oil with it (just to avoid the sticking of the gnocchi together).
Heat the oil in a pot on medium, add the hing, ginger and saute till it turns golden brown.
Put the mixed herbs, saute for 30 seconds and reduce the heat. Add the steamed vegetables,stir well. Add the vegetable broth, salt, stir well and let it cook. During that time prepare the all purpose paste with equal amounts of water. Once the mixture is hot, add the paste, gnocchi,dry dill and allow it to boil. Once it boils then reduced the heat to low and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat, sprinkle some crushed black pepper and garnish with chopped parsley leaves.
Delicious and wholesome Gnocchi soup is ready to serve.