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Flavourful & Aromatic Veggie Broth

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Try this vegetable broth and be ready to get blown away. Why am I saying this? Well, because this vegetable broth is made of VEGETABLE PEELS that we discard generally. This means it is a LIQUID GOLD made from waste. Yes!

You will be surprised to see that it is so flavourful and the aroma, what to say. Your entire home will have the fragrance of this broth. I am not exaggerating. veggie peels contain so much goodness, nutrients, and flavors that there is no need to discard them. You can make this vegetable broth from it. Moreover, it is more eco-friendly as it creates less waste. Isn’t it? This is the need of the hour.

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WHAT IS VEGETABLE BROTH?

Vegetable broth is also known as vegetable stock. It is a vegetable flavor-infused liquid. All kinds of vegetables (and fruits) are added to the water. It is cooked on simmer for 1 to 2 hours till the veggies infuse all the flavors and aroma in the water.

You can also season it with some whole spices, herbs, and other seasonings. This is the beauty of vegetable broth. There is no set recipe. You can make it as you like it or with whatever is available in your home. I always make it using the veggie peels or the vegetable discards like the outer cover of cauliflower, peels of onion, garlic, carrot, potato, etc. I even add the veggies that I haven’t used and that’s lying in my refrigerator. Sometimes, I even add some fruits like apples, pears, or orange peels. You can even saute the whole spices in some oil and then add all the vegetables and water. This is a very flexible recipe. So, just experiment and see what comes out after an hour or two of brewing.

HOW TO USE VEGETABLE BROTH?

Vegetable broth or vegetable stock can be used in many ways. I always make a big batch of it in winter and use it in soups and curries. You can make vegan chili ramen, noodle soup, tomato soup, khow suey, green Thai curry, etc.

I even add them when I make pulao or the batter for cheela. Instead of adding water, I simply add the broth. It adds such a nice flavor to the recipe. & not to forget some extra added nutrients.

Noodle Soup

IS THIS RECIPE VEGAN?

Yes. Of course.

This is a vegetable broth which I made using all the vegetables. Every ingredient is plant-based.

If you are a non-vegetarian, then you can also use the desired meat in the recipe.

HOW TO STORE VEGETABLE STOCK?

Vegetable broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. Pour the vegetable stock in a clean, sterilized air-tight jar and refrigerate. Take it out and directly use it in your recipes when needed.

Although, I prefer to make it fresh every week or 10 days especially in winters. In winter, I make soups a lot and I always use broth in the soups instead of water. It adds such a nice depth of flavor.

Vegan Chilli Ramen

WHAT IS THE SUBSTITUTE OF VEGETABLE STOCK?

If you don’t have time to make the vegetable broth, you can buy it from the market. You even get small dried cubes of stock (bouillon cubes) in the market. You can use that. Just crush the cube using your fingers and add it to the recipe. Add water as needed. This is a very good replacement for vegetable stock although nothing beats the fresh homemade stock.

Now, grab all the ingredients and make this homemade vegetable stock. The weather is quite chilly these days and all you need in this weather is some warm, comforting bowl of soup. So, keep this ready at all times, Because you never know when will you start craving some soup. If you like the recipe, please share the photo on Instagram and tag us too @marriedfriends. We love to see your recreation of our recipes.

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Recipe

Flavourful & Aromatic Veggie Broth

Flavourful & Aromatic Liquid Gold

Servings

2

Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

1.5 hour

Rest Time

0 min

Ingredients

Vegetables

  • 1 Onion Peel
  • 1 Carrot Peel
  • 1 cup Spinach leaves cut
  • Cauliflower Outer Cover washed and cut
  • 1 Potato Peels
  • Some leftover raw vegetables
  • 4-5 Garlic Peels

Seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp Onion Seeds
  • 2 - 3 Cloves
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1-Inch Piece Cinnamon Stick

Other

  • 1.5 l Water

Steps

  1. In a large pot, add all the vegetable peels and leftover veggies, seasonings, and water. Let it come to a boil. 
  2. Simmer the flame. Cover and let it cook on the lowest flame for 1 to 1.5 hours. 
  3. Once it is done, switch off the flame and let it cool completely. 
  4. Strain the liquid using a sieve. Press the vegetables to discharge the soaked-up liquid. 
  5. Store it in an air-tight container and refrigerate. Your liquid gold is ready to be used. 
frequently asked questions

FAQs

What is vegetable broth?
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Vegetable broth is also known as vegetable stock. It is a vegetable flavor-infused liquid. All kinds of vegetables (and fruits) are added to the water. It is cooked on simmer for 1 to 2 hours till the veggies infuse all the flavors and aroma in the water. You can also season it with some whole spices, herbs, and other seasonings. This is the beauty of vegetable broth. There is no set recipe. You can make it as you like it or with whatever is available in your home. I always make it using the veggie peels or the vegetable discards like the outer cover of cauliflower, peels of onion, garlic, carrot, potato, etc. I even add the veggies that I haven’t used and that’s lying in my refrigerator. Sometimes, I even add some fruits like apples, pears, or orange peels. You can even saute the whole spices in some oil and then add all the vegetables and water. This is a very flexible recipe. So, just experiment and see what comes out after an hour or two of brewing.

How to store vegetable broth?
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Vegetable broth can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. Pour the vegetable stock in a clean, sterilized air-tight jar and refrigerate. Take it out and directly use it in your recipes when needed. Although, I prefer to make it fresh every week or 10 days especially in winters. In winter, I make soups a lot and I always use broth in the soups instead of water. It adds such a nice depth of flavor.

What is the substitute of vegetable stock?
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If you don’t have time to make the vegetable broth, you can buy it from the market. You even get small dried cubes of stock (bouillon cubes) in the market. You can use that. Just crush the cube using your fingers and add it to the recipe. Add water as needed. This is a very good replacement for vegetable stock although nothing beats the fresh homemade stock.


Is vegetable stock same as the vegetable broth?
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Yes. Both are the same thing but different names.


Is drinking vegetable broth healthy?
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Yes. It is totally healthy since it contains all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants of vegetables. It is good in the winter season as it warms the body and also boosts immunity. It is often given to people when they are sick or have a cold and cough. It soothes the body and makes you feel so much better.


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