Indian Carrot Soup

Indian Spiced Carrot Soup with Ginger



This exotically spiced soup has an incredibly velvety texture



  •     1/2 teaspoon                 coriander seeds
  •     1/4 teaspoon                 yellow mustard seeds
  •     1-1/2 tablespoons         peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
  •     1/4 teaspoon                 curry powder (preferably Madras)
  •     1/2 tablespoon              minced peeled fresh ginger ( 2 g)
  •     1 cup                             chopped onions (150 g)
  •     2 cups                           carrots, peeled, thinly sliced into rounds (240 g)
  •     3/4 teaspoon                finely grated lime peel
  •     3 cups (or more)          low-salt chicken broth or vegetable broth
  •     1 teaspoons                 fresh lime juice
  •     Plain yogurt (for garnish)



1)  Grind coriander and mustard seeds in spice mill to fine powder
2)  Heat oil in heavy large pot over medium-high heat.  Add ground seeds and curry powder; stir 1 minute.  Add ginger; stir 1 minute.  Add next 3 ingredients
3)  Sprinkle with salt and pepper; sauté until onions begin to soften, about 3 minutes.  
4)  Add 2-1/2 cups broth; bring to boil.  
5)  Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer uncovered until carrots are tender, about 30 minutes (OR cook in pressure cooker, full pressure, 10 min)
6)  Cool slightly.  Working in batches, puree in blender until smooth.
7)  Return soup to pot.  Add more broth by 1/4 cupfuls if too thick.  Stir in lime juice; season with salt and pepper.

Ladle soup into bowls.  Garnish with yogurt and serve.

Preparation Time: 1:25 hrs

Can be made 1 day ahead.  Cool slightly.  Chill uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled.  Rewarm before serving.

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Vegetable Oil



Spice Mill





Health Benefit of Ingredients

Carrot-In-depth nutrient profile     clickhere_blue25
Coriander seeds nutrition facts     clickhere_green25
The Health Benefits of Coriander Seeds     clickhere_orange25
Curry Powder Health Benefits     clickhere_red25
Ginger – The World’s Healthiest Foods    clickhere_blue25
Mustard seeds nutrition facts     clickhere_green25
Onions – The World’s Healthiest Foods     clickhere_orange25


Carrot Soup
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