Spiced carrot and onion soup


You need –
  • Onion – 1 large, finely chopped
  • Carrots – 2,cut into small cubes
  • Ginger – Small piece (1 cm), thinly sliced
  • Cumin powder – 1½ teaspoons
  • Coriander powder –1 ½  teaspoons
  • Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Fennel powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Vegetable stock – 1 litre
  • Butter – tablespoon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper – as per taste
  • Thick coconut milk/cream – 1 tablespoon to garnish

How to –
  • Heat the butter in sauce pan, fry the onion and ginger until soft.
  • Add the carrots and fry for a minute or two.
  • In a small bowl combine the spice powders to make a paste and add it to the onion and carrots. Stir well to combine and fry for a minute.
  • Add the stock and season with salt and pepper. Bring this a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 -30 minutes or till the carrots are tender.
  • Turn off and into a blender, blend until smooth. Pour the soup back to the pan and heat gently. Turn off the heat.
  • Garnish with the coconut milk/cream, black pepper and serve hot.

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