Thursday, 10 January 2013

Curried Carrot and Apple Soup

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I got lots of homey gifts for Christmas this year, and one of the ones I'm most excited about is the blender James' parents bought for us. I am a total soupaholic, so I am really looking forward to making loads of soups this year, and getting into some smoothie making too.

My first experiment was this curried carrot and apple soup which came out rather nicely, if a little bit more spicy than I was expecting! To make enough for four you need:

500g carrots - peeled and chopped
1 cooking apple - chopped
1 large onion - chopped
1-2 dessertspoons of curry powder (I used 1 dessert spoon of medium curry powder, but I think I should have gone for mild! Ouch!)
2 teaspoons olive oil
750ml chicken or vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste
natural yoghurt to garnish (apparently natural greek yoghurt was not what I was suppsoed to use... oops! Still tasted ok though.)

Heat the olive oil and curry powder in a large pan for 2-3 minutes, then add all your vegetables and mix well so they are coated in oil/curry powder mix. Cover and leave to soften for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Then add the softened veg and half your stock to your blender (once it has cooled a bit) and blend well. Return this to your pan and add the other half of the stock. Bring to the boil, season to taste, add your yoghurt and serve!

20 comments:

Annie said...

mmm sounds good, reckon I might have to go with mild though. homey presents are the best, reeeeally want/need a blender - I keep borrowing my friend's one!

Maria Fallon said...

I love making soup and this sounds amazing!

Maria xxx

char said...

I have resolved to make rather than buy my soup in future, so I will be bookmarking this recipe! I'd never thought of apple in soups until I picked up a sainsbury's one - parsnip and apple - which was lovely.

char said...

I have resolved to make rather than buy my soup in future, so I will be bookmarking this recipe! I'd never thought of apple in soups until I picked up a sainsbury's one - parsnip and apple - which was lovely.

daisychain said...

YUM! this sounds amazing. You can't beat soup in this weather, I tend to rely on my grandad's homemade leftovers! x

Abby Mifsud said...

I am a soupaholic too - especially in the winter time :) Thanks for sharing this recipe - I'm trying to imagine how the apple tastes with everything, but I'm sure it adds a nice touch. :)

Corinne said...

I love soup, sometimes my housemates make it for us and it's wonderful. You can basically just blend any veg you have lying around! Yum!

Corinne x
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Sherin said...

That looks delicious. I definitely need some soup in my life, especially with my current sore throat.

Rebecca said...

sounds good!
i always make soup so think your spoon stands up, but hey ho!

x

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shipshapeandbristolfashion said...

Sounds delish - though I'd definitely opt for mild curry powder as I', such a wimp when it comes to spice/heat! x

Winnie said...

Mmmmm that sounds really good! I like the idea of curry and apples.

♥ Sadie ♥ said...

Mmm this looks yummy!! I love soup and i love the idea of this one.

Sadie x

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Jenni said...

Apple is one of the very few fruits i can eat, and I luv carrots. I have got to try this out one day, thanks for sharing x

LilyLipstick said...

This looks so yummy! I got a blender last year and love how it now means I can make smoothies at home. x

Kate said...

Yum! That sounds delicious. I think I'll try it out this weekend! Thanks for sharing! <3

Fashion art and other fancies said...

I love a good and spicy curry soup. This looks delicious. Must try my hand at this. The apple introduction makes it all the more interesting.

Et tu, tutu? said...

Oh, yum! That soup looks delicious.

-Lindsey

xStroutx said...

YUMMMMM. This sounds really good, I've never thought of putting apple in a soup...

Alice said...

All of your food always looks so beautifully presented - you have an eye for food photography. Nothing beats a good batch of soup on a cold January evening xxx

Mat said...

you really can put most things in and it will work can't you. i like anything with parsnips in it. only thing is though, i prefer someone else to make it