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Soups and Salads with Indian Spices
blog:The Taste Space
location: Toronto, Canada
Spices used: turmeric, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and mustard seeds
I love dal, but I always make the same one, a Coconut and Spinach Dal. I'm going to try this one next time. Janet has added cauliflower, zucchini (courgette) and tomatoes in hers and it looks utterly divine.
blog: Preety's Kitchen
spices used: cumin seeds, mustard seeds and garam masala
I did wonder if I would get any salads for this challenge. I am so glad I did and this is a great entry. Preety made us such a pretty rice dish. So healthy and full of wonderful flavours and textures. Kidney beans, sweetcorn, green pepper, onion and tomato, dressed in spices and mixed with rice. Mmmmmm!
blog: Lisa's Kitchen
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
spices used: turmeric, green chillies, chilli powder, ground coriander and dried curry leaves
My co-host and good friend Lisa has made us this spicy soup. If you ever need a lesson in spices, she is the one to visit. Lisa is an expert in combining spices and she has done it again with this gorgeous warming soup. Lisa was tempted to make a salad, but she is still freezing over there in Ontario, so decided against it.
blog: Green Gourmet Giraffe
location: Melbourne, Australia
spices used: mustard seeds and curry powder
Johanna beefed up the flavour of her tomato soup with spices, sun dried tomatoes, chickpea flour and nutritional yeast. She served it with avocado on toast and dollops of yoghurt. What a great meal Johanna! I love the idea of serving avocado on toast with soup. So healthy too.
blog: Tinned Tomatoes
location: Scotland, UK
spices used: cumin and coriander seeds
The weather is rather autumnal here in Scotland today, even though it is Spring. It's cold and alternating between pouring rain and hailstones. Lovely! So, I pulled this warming soup from my archive to share with you. Aubergine, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes are the base of this soup, but it's finished off with wholewheat noodles.
blog: Ma Niche
spices used: black peppercorns, star anise, cloves and cumin seeds.
I really want to try this soup. Tanu was inspired to make it after seeing a recipe over at French Fridays with Dorie. She adapted the recipe, but kept the essence of it. I love that fact it has strips of orange peel in it. The peel must make the soup so fragrant. Great entry Tanu.
blog: Lavender and Lovage
spices used: cumin, coriander and fennel seeds
Although this is Moroccan on first glance, the spices are really quite Indian and what a wonderful salad this makes. Carrots, onion and fennel, all roasted in those lovely spices then tossed through salad leaves and topped with fresh mint and feta cheese. Oh my, I do love this dish! What a great one to end with.
Thanks to everyone who entered. Now before you leave, be sure to vote for your favourite using the voting poll on the right.
Update: The voting poll has been clearing itself, so I will be asking someone to judge this month for me.