3 Minute Hunger Reducing Soup

This soup can be made quickly, the mixture pre-prepped for easily putting together a hot mug any time when hunger strikes.

This is a quick way to make a soup that’s healthier than the usual, and keeps away hunger plus is versatile enough to go with almost any vegetables available in the home . This is great for use when breaking an intermittent fast as well as a good snack idea when fasting.

While it literally takes 3 minutes to prepare, the time does depend on two ingredients that I try and keep in my fridge all the time – the chutney mentioned below and any kind of boiled lentils or legumes.

This soup is quickly made and the spice brings satisfaction as well as keeps off hunger.


  • Chilli Garlic Chutney (Click for recipe)
  • Butter / Olive Oil / other fat
  • Tulsi (Holy Basil), Basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Chickpeas / safed chana, boiled with a little salt


  1. Heat a little fat in pan
  2. Add chutney as per taste
  3. Add a mug of water
  4. Add a mug of chickpeas
  5. Bring to boil
  6. Season
  7. Serve


  • Add fat, butter or olive oil as per your taste. If you choose to add none, start with water in a pan and then continue to step 2, omitting step 3.
  • Add basil and/or tulsi leaves as per your taste or availability. You can also try hara dhania / coriander leaves if both aren’t available. The leaves need to have some flavour though in my opinion, so spinach, for example, may not work well on its own.
  • Add chilli chutney per your tolerance / taste. This chutney can get pretty hot. To keep away hunger, ensure you add a little more chilli heat than you’re comfortable with.
  • You can add any other vegetables you want, such as carrots or peas among others.
  • Add a boiled egg or a omelette to it for extra nutrients and protein.
  • You can also have it as a soup without adding any chickpeas or other ingredients.

By Sid Khullar

Sid Khullar is a wellness coach who works with different aspects of lifestyle change towards the accomplishment of goals such as weight loss and blood sugar management among other health situations that require the presence of specialised, precise diets and lifestyle change. His methods address aspects of food, nutrition and the mind.