Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Carrot Coriander Soup



Before starting this post I want to congratulate Srivalli for the great success of this series: Blogging Marathon. The blogging marathon has reached its 10th edition and I am glad to be part of it once again. It has been quite a while since I took part, the last time was during BM: 5. Though I would love to be part of the marathon every month, but, since I am a full time mom of a really mischievous little girl, I have to restrict myself. I really enjoyed the last edition, and I am looking forward to a wonderful and exciting marathon this time too.

This time around I would be blogging under the theme winter specials, very apt for the season right! So friends, watch out my space for some piping hot, spicy and yummy winter specials.

Today’s recipe is an interesting combination of soup: carrots and coriander. Though I am not a soup person, but I do enjoy a few of them especially during the winters. This recipe has been adapted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s Cookbook. I have made a few changes to the original recipe to suit my needs. It is quite a filling soup and can work for a light meal. Here comes the recipe:



Serves – 2 to 3
What you’ll need

1.       Carrots – 7 to 8 medium sized
2.       Fresh Coriander Leaves – 1 medium bunch
3.       Bay Leaves – 1
4.       Peppercorns – 8 to 10
5.       White Pepper Powder – ½ tsp
6.       Sugar – a pinch
7.       Juice of half a lemon
8.       Salt – to taste

Method

1.       Peel, wash and roughly chop carrots. Clean wash and finely chop coriander leaves. Keep the stems for further use.
2.       Heat a pan, add the chopped carrots, bay leaves and peppercorns and the coriander stems. Also add enough water (about 3 cups of water) and bring to a boil.
3.       Cook till carrots are completely cooked. Let it cool.
4.       Remove the bay leaves and strain the carrots. Reserve stock. Puree the carrots with the coriander stem and pepper corns.
5.       Pour the puree into a pan add enough stock, adjust according to required consistency and boil for a 3 to 5 minutes.
6.       Season with salt and white pepper powder and a pinch of sugar. Stir in the chopped coriander leaves. Finally add a dash of lemon juice.

Enjoy it hot with an accompaniment of your choice.



Note:

You can sauté a medium sized onion and few pods of garlic in a little butter or olive oil before adding the carrots.


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41 comments:

julie said...

Yummy delicios soup..n a healthy one!
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Love the color Kaveri, bowl full of goodness.

divya said...

wow...very healthy and colorful soup...

Torviewtoronto said...

this flavours look fabulous

Nalini's Kitchen said...

healthy and colorful soup looks gorgeous.

Jay said...

sounds especially tasty kaveri..;P
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Harini said...

Awesome! We love carrot soup in any combination!!

Tina said...

Sooo refreshing...

Srivalli said...

Glad you joined us!..looks great

Nandini said...

Healthy n flavorful soup!! Love the color.

Swathi said...

carrot coriander soup looks delicious.

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vaishali sabnani said...

even I am not a soup person..but this one looks tempting..can feel the aromas right here.....

S Venkatesh said...

A heart warming soup...perfect for the season

Chandrani said...

Healthy, creamy and flavorful soup..

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Vardhini said...

Yummy soup and yeah .. perfect for the season.

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Radhika said...

I too have a similar soup in my space. Loved it Kaveri.

faseela said...

Delicious n yummy soup........attractive color

Priya said...

Super delicious flavourful soup,prefect for this chilled weather..

Babli said...

I liked the colour of the soup. Looks yummy, flavourful and healthy too.

Gayathri Kumar said...

What a colourful and comforting soup!

Prathibha said...

very delicious soup..looks yummm

hemalata said...

Delicious soup.looks very healthy.

PriyaVaasu said...

Healthy and tasty Soup!!!! Perfect for the Weather!!!

Archana said...

healthy and tasty.

vidhas said...

yummy and healthy soup. we can enjoy with bread toast.

Rajani said...

I usually dont like the carrot coriander combination, but yours look really good. I like the carrot & rice soup better :)

Suja said...

Flavorful and healthy soup..yum

The Pumpkin Farm said...

Hey Kaveri,
first time here, lovely recipe..will check out your collection

Sobha Shyam said...

healthy and delicious soup...looks great.

sangee vijay said...

wow...love the color and this is a delicious combo...nice recipe...will try it for sure!!

Suma Gandlur said...

Must try this version. Never tried adding cilantro to carrot soup.

Pushpa said...

Refreshing and yummy carrot coriander soup.

Prathima Rao said...

Flavorful & comforting ;)
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Kalyani said...

very comforting soup Kaveri..


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Aarthi said...

delicious soup...Yum

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PJ said...

That is definitely a flavorful soup...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Soup looks so heartwarming and appetizing! Perfect for winter!

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!looks so inviting!!!!!love to have this now

lgn said...

We tried this soup. Tasty and delicious. We all loved it!

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