Jan 26, 2014

Cabbage Diet Soup ( Spicy Makeover)

I was worried whether I will be able to post this Wonderful Soup recipe before this winter is gone. Finally it is happening now! After Heavy Holidays Eating I always make this Cabbage Soup that helps with Tummy Cleansing. Some of you may aware that Cabbage Soup is popular on the Fad Diet Plan that aids in Quick Weight Loss in Week. If you are not aware of this Check out all the facts about Cabbage Diet Soup here.
The whole concept of this Soup Diet is You have to eat certain Vegetables and Fruits along with this Cabbage Soup for 7 days and that guarantees at least 5 pounds (or more) loss in a week. Basically Cabbage extracts all the water in your body and cleans it which results in shedding some pounds.

Does Cabbage Soup Diet Work?
Yes It does. But this is only for short term results, not a long-term diet plan. Once you start eating normally you will gain those pounds back. I have done this once and It worked for me. When I was trying to shed baby pounds ( from my second baby), I was determined to loose some weight. I have started with this Diet Soup and I lost 5 pounds in a week, that helped to motivate and stick to the plan, after a week I was eating normally but included exercise in my daily routine which helped me not to gain those pounds back.
When you have a wedding to attend or when you have to get into that dress to show-off curves or when a trip to Beach or Vacation planned around the weekend, then this diet will help you to shed pounds quickly.

Note: I am not a Diet Nutrition specialist. I am sharing these facts based on my personal experience and this may not suit for all body types based on their metabolic rate. Just give it a try and see if this suits for you or not.

Apart from the Diet Plan and all, this Cabbage Soup does taste good, but the recipe that mentions on this Diet Plan makes it little bland, hence I have blended some spices and gave it  a Make Over to give some zest to it. After all the Diet Soup doesn't have to be bland and boring. This soup happens occasionally in my kitchen, not as a Diet Soup but mostly when body needs Cleansing. Here is the recipe, Njoy!

Onion - 1 medium
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Tomato - 1  (Cluster)
Bell Pepper - 1 (Optional)
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Carrot - 2
Cabbage - 1/2 head
Celery -  1 cup ( chopped)
salt - 1 tsp
Cilantro - 2 Tbsp
Maggie Masala - 1 tsp ( or Small Bullion)
Water - 8 cups ( or 4 cups water + 4 cups Vegetable Broth low sodium

Make Over Ingredients:
Red Chili - 1
Garlic - 5 cloves
Black Peppercorns - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp


  1. Take a medium stock-pot and keep it on the stove. Add Oil when the pot is hot. Add crushed red chili flakes, minced garlic and crushed black pepper corns. Add chopped onions and saute for 1 minute.
  2. Add Chopped Carrot, Celery, Bell Pepper, Green Peas and saute for 5 min until vegetables becomes tender.
  3. Now add chopped cabbage and mix with rest of the vegetables for 2 min. 
  4. Add Chopped Tomato Cubes and simmer for 4 min until the veggies come together. 
  5. Now add salt, coriander powder and maggie masala ( or Bullion  if using). Mix everything well. 
  6. Add Veg Broth + Water to the pot and mix it well, taste and adjust the seasonings and cover the lid and let it simmer for 15 or 20 minutes. 
  7. After 20 minutes check the tenderness and taste of vegetables. If all the vegetables cooked properly switch off the stove ( if not simmer for 5 more minutes) and serve into bowls and serve warm along with crushed black pepper on top and some croutons on the side. 

Enjoy the taste of this Soup with this Spicy Makeover and if you can stick to it for 7 days, you can taste the results of your weight loss too!

  • If you don't know what is Maggi Masala, No Big Deal; replace with any Southern Spice Soup Mix, that will do!
  • I have only added 1 tsp salt as I have used Veg Broth ( which will have some sodium) and Soup Masala also will have some salt. If you are not using Broth you may have to increase the salt. Go easy on sodium in this recipe, that's the prime thing that aids for weight loss.
  • Do not rely on this for long term results. If you do this diet more than 7 days, you body will loose nutrients and you will become weak which can spoil your health!
  • You can add variety of vegetables, but make sure they are not starchy

Eat Healthy and Have a Happy Start!


  1. Healthy and mouthwatering looking cabbage soup.

  2. yum! the soup sounds delicious and your pics are making it look even more so :)

  3. Absolutely worth a soup..Loved the flavor and spices.would give a try.



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