Hello my lovely readers,
Delhi is getting colder by the day and nothing beats a cold day better than a bowl full of warm soup! So to beat the cold I made my favorite soup, carrot and coriander. I first tasted this soup at a really small cafe in London a year back. Even though that soup wasn’t as velvety and creamy as I would’ve liked it to be, the flavors were phenomenal! My mouth was bursting with flavors.
I am quite honestly repulsed by carrots but this soup is a different story altogether, the carrots just melt and mix with that beautiful stock on a bed of onions and garlic, it almost tastes like cream and once you squeeze that lemon in, the coriander flavor pops out! So, even if you detest carrots, I urge you to still try this recipe.
1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil
3 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 medium sized onion, Chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbsp chopped coriander
Juice of half a lemon
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp black pepper powder
1 vegetable stock cube
500 ml water
Salt to taste
Single cream to serve
*If you don’t want to use vegetable stock cubes, you can use fresh vegetable stock instead. You will need 500 ml vegetable stock.
** Ideally orange carrots are used to make this soup, I’ve made this soup using orange and red carrots both and the taste does not differ. So red or orange, you can use whatever is available.
Step 1: Heat oil in a pan, add onions, garlic and carrots to it. Saute until the carrots start to turn soft, about 5 minutes, make sure that you don’t overcook them. The carrots must not loose their color. Add 1 1/2 tbsp fresh coriander, coriander powder, pepper and salt and cook for a minute.
Step 2: Boil water and add vegetable stock cube to it so that it’s completely dissolved. Add this stock to the carrot mixture and bring to a boil, the simmer for 10 minutes or until the carrots have softened.
Step 3: Blend this mixture and add water if required. Add the remaining 1/2 tbsp fresh coriander, lemon juice and salt & pepper if required. Serve with fresh cream if you like, only makes it tastier!
Enjoy this delicious warm soup with buttered toast and bread sticks!
p.p.p.s- My biggest critic, my brother, who rarely ever tastes anything I make, loved this soup! I’m sure you will too! Try it!