December 15, 2008
'Tis the season, as the semester ends, to get together, eat and enjoy friends company. We had friends over during the weekend and I made some pizza, soup with a big bowl of salad. The pizza is over, but we had some soup leftover which we enjoyed with our dinner today.
This is a mix of carrot, potato and onion soup and the ratio is 4:2:1. So for 4 carrots, you put two potatoes (half of carrots) and one onion (half of potatoes). The soup is spicy with garam masala, cumin, and ginger garlic. The best part is there is no cream added, yet this is thick and creamy and the spices cut the sweetness of the carrots well. This is perfect for that movie/tv series marathon you've been planning, or just relaxing on a snowy day.
Ingredients: (serves 5-6)
8 medium carrots
3 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
1 tspoon garam masala
1 tspoon cumin powder (I dry roasted the seeds and ground them)
1/2 tspoon red chilli powder
1/4 tspoon turmeric powder
Salt to taste
I like to mix in my spices when I am boiling the vegetables so they mix well together.
Clean and cut the vegetables and cut in big cubes. Boil them together with the spices. Once boiled and tender, puree in batches.
Put it in a big pot and simmer for a 3-4 minutes. Garnish with cilantro (optional) and serve warm with salad, pizza, or bread.