08 September 2007

Carrot & Coriander Soup


I returned to my old favourite, carrot and coriander soup.

I have made it the same way for years, but this time, I decided to add a couple extra ingredients. Ginger and chilli powder. It really deepened the flavour.



Carrot & Coriander Soup

1 red onion, finely sliced
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1cm fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 tbsp hot water or stock
8 large carrots, diced
3 pints vegetable stock
1 large bunch of fresh coriander, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp cream or yoghurt (optional)


Fry the onion, garlic and ginger, until the onion has softened. Add the chilli powder and 2 tbsp hot water, to stop the chilli powder from sticking to the pan. Add the chopped carrots and cook for 10 minutes. Add the stock and cook for a further 30 minutes. Add the coriander and stir in well. Whizz the soup, season and add the cream.

Enjoy!

I can't say how many portions this makes, as Graham always goes back for more, but it does last us for 2 or 3 days. I usually put this one in the fridge to use up instead of freezing it, because I have added cream to it.

14 comments:

  1. My kind of soup! I agree with you that adding fresh ginger adds a dept to soups. I got that tip that from a friend who added ginger in her pumpkin soup. It really warmed me up and was perfect for the weather at that time (winter).

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  2. Hi Nora, Well we aren't in winter yest, but I feel that autumn is soon to arrive!

    We have had so many wet, driech days, that make soup seem so appealing.

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  3. I eat loads of soup in the winter months so will definitely be trying this recipe out.

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  4. Sounds wonderful! Will have to try it!

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  5. I love the look of this! I just made my first carrot based soup and was impressed by how good it was. I will definitely try this - you can't go wrong with cilantro

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  6. Glad you like it Beccy. Hope the winter months hold off for a while yet!

    Hey David, Hope you are settled enough to make it soon!

    Hi Katerina Cilantro is such a good word and so different from coriander, there must be a latin or perhaps French twist there somewhere! Does anyone know?

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  7. It looks fabulous! I adore anything with fresh coriander (cilantro).

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  8. Hi Atxvegan, I love coriander or cilantro too! It gives a nice warmth to a dish!

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  9. Looks lovely Holler! I love any type of soup with carrots. It is such a power packed veggie and perks one up with the color in the bowl. As they alway say "soup is good food"!

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  10. I confess I have never made a carrot soup. This looks like it could be my first. Sounds delicious!

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  11. Hi Deb, If you want to see some really colour packed soup, you should head over to Lisa's Kitchen and look at her Orange & Beet Soup. I am going to give it a try, but I do like my carrot & coriander soup!

    Hi Truffle, Thanks for visiting! It is really good soup, you should give it a try!

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  12. Mmm, that looks delicious! Reminds me of the fabulous vegetable soups I had over in Ireland.

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  13. Hi Jenny, Thank you for the mention!
    I think your addicted to blogging score is pretty high! Are you getting asddicted?
    That is a great soup compliment! The Irish make great soup ( allegedly!).

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  14. Nice way to fit in some veggies

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