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.


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.


  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).

  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.

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

  4. Sounds wonderful! Will have to try it!

  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

  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?

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

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

  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"!

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

  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!

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

  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!).

  14. Nice way to fit in some veggies


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