Friday, July 9, 2010

Carrot Soup

Had seen a carrot soup recipe in Sushma’s beautiful blog and had made a mental note that I should try it out. Last weekend, when it rained heavily, Dee wanted some kind of soup for dinner. I went into the kitchen and saw that there was just one small little tomato and a couple of carrots. Ok, I thought, I’ll try out carrot soup. Frankly, I didn’t remember the recipe so went ahead and made it in my own way. And it did come out well. All of us licked our bowls clean ;)
Carrot Soup

Preparation time
: 5 min
Cooking time : 15 min
Serves : 4-5

Carrot - 2-3 medium sized
Tomato - 1 small
Butter - 1 tsp
Ginger - 1” cube
Black pepper powder - 1 tsp
Red Chili powder - ¼ tsp (optional)
Salt - ½ tsp or as per taste
Salt - ¼ tsp or as per taste
Water - 2 cups, change acc to consistency
Corn flour - 2 tsp
Milk - ¼ cup
Fresh cream - 1 Tbsp (optional)

• Peel and chop carrots into large chunks
• Heat butter in a pan and add ginger and chopped carrots
• Add water and bring to boil
• Add tomato and cook till carrots are cooked soft
• Let it cool for a few minutes
• Grind the cooked carrots, tomato and ginger adding the water used for cooking the veggies if necessary, to make a fine paste
• Strain the puree to a vessel
• Add salt and chili powder and let it boil for 2-3 minutes.
• Mix corn flour with half a cup of cold milk/water without lumps and add it to the boiling soup
• Add enough water so that a right consistency of soup is maintained – neither too thick nor too thin
• Let it boil for a couple of minutes more
• Put off the heat and add fresh cream and stir well
• Add pepper powder and serve hot

Tips n Tricks:
• Use chili powder only if you want the soup spicy. Normally, the ginger and pepper are enough for spice.

• A small onion can also be added to give a different flavor
• Sushma uses coriander as well, which gives yet another different flavor


  1. Sure looks delicious!! Soup recipes need of the hour in garden city:-))

  2. wow ,what a colorful n healthy soup...its mouthwatering

  3. very healthy n tempting to grab bowlful...

  4. Love the first click,really beautiful one and very delicious soup too...


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