My Get-Well Soup

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

My mother told me that she once had dreadful bronchitis that went on for weeks, and the thing that finally saved her was a friend bringing her soup made with lots of pepper. This is my interpretation of that friend’s soup. In memory of that friend, to spread her good idea, I make this whenever anyone’s down with nastiness in the chest, and our pal Alta Tingle swears by its efficacy.

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