Spiced carrot & potato soup

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Curried Carrot & Potato soup

As soup is a regular feature on our weekly menu’s, I find I struggle sometimes to come up with new ideas. Not that my favourites aren’t good enough, I just like trying new things. I try to do a soup a week and I alternate between smooth and chunky to keep things interesting. Last night I had NO idea what I was going to cook and I wasn’t feeling very inspired so I just used the carrots, potatoes and tiny bit of butternut I had in the fridge. I was trying to pull the creativity out of myself while it was cooking and it only came once I had puree’d the soup. I decided to add orange juice and spices and the result was a silky smooth, soothing and aromatic soup. I served woolies Ciabatta rolls (AGAIN) with it and I can’t find any other bread better suited for soup than the warm and crusty, bake-yourself rolls from Woolies. I really didn’t want the meal to finish and even licked out the bowl, to the utter disgust of my husband!

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Enough for 6

1.5l Chicken Stock (I used the leftover chicken stock from the Chicken Pie I made the other day)
600g Carrots, peeled and Chopped
6 Large potatoes, peeled and chopped
200g Butternut, peeled and chopped
1tbsn Garam Masala
1 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Ground Coriander
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
3tbsn Honey
Juice of 2 oranges (I suggest you use fresh orange juice as the oranges are soo delish right now and fresh juice isn’t as sweet as bottled)
200ml Cream
Salt to taste
Fresh chopped chillies for serving

  • In a large pot, combine the stock and vegetables and cook until the vegetables are very soft.
  • When the veg are cooked, puree the soup and add all the spices, honey, orange juice and cream. Allow to simmer gently and season to taste.
  • Serve with a scattering of fresh chopped chilli and a drizzle of cream.
Alida Ryder
Alida Ryder
Being a general food freak has proven to be quite helpful in this career I've found myself in. Author of two cookbooks, photographer, food stylist. Mom to twins. Ex make-up and hair artist obsessed with beautiful clothes and spaces. I love a good G&T and I've been known to spend too much money on shoes.
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  • Anrea Watson

    This looks delicious!! I am going to make it for my birthday next week. Can already taste it in my mind.

  • http://www.simply-delicious-food.com Ally_R

    Oh Happy Birthday! So happy you’ll be sharing your day with one of my recipes. My birthday is the 16th of June and I’m having a curry night! :)

  • http://www.simply-delicious-food.com Ally_R

    Hi everyone!
    I got a very negative comment about this soup, one which I’m not going to approve as I think it’s rude and exaggerated. If you have any troubles with this recipe, please let me know so I can revise it.
    Thanx so much!

  • http://www.thecreativepot.net Marisa

    Sounds lovely – a nice splash of citrus to liven up the soup. Deeelish.

    PS: You were right to delete the negative comment – it has no place here.

  • http://www.simply-delicious-food.com Ally_R

    Thanx M! :)

  • Jakes

    Ive just made this soup, so far it looks very good. Cant wait for supper!

  • Lydia

    Made the soup last nite – added some butternut and sweet potato. Family loved it.

    • http://www.simply-delicious-food.com Ally_R

      Lydia, I’m so pleased you like it. The amount of butternut I add is not really enough to influence the flavour so I can imagine with the sweetness of the butternut and sweet potato it must’ve been Delish! :)

  • http://halfp1nt.wordpress.com/ Halfp1nt

    This looks and sounds delish, and definitely bowl lickable clean!
    Hubby always licks out his plate or bowl if he’s thoroughly enjoyed something I’ve made, and then presents the shiny dish to ask for mre!
    xx

    • http://www.simply-delicious-food.com Ally_R

      There’s nothing better than the satisfaction you get when you’re family loves something you’ve cooked! I think that’s what keeps me cooking everyday! :)

  • tino

    made it without the coriander, orange or cream and replaced nutmeg with allspice, may have other done the chilli flakes, a tremendous kick, but the honey makes the soup nice and smooth

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