Monday, 13 January 2014

Carrot Soup




I hate rainy days with blustery winds and enjoy nothing better than staying indoors when the weather is bad.On these sort of cold and wet days I particularly relish the thought of hot piping soup and fresh crusty bread. This carrot soup is so easy and simple to make that it can be rustled up in 20 minutes flat.If anything it actually took me longer to set up the photoshoot than it did to prepare and eat the soup!
Coming to the props, the two blue soup bowls were a find from a stall in a street market in Covent Garden, and the wooden spoons were a find in a charity shop. As always I cannot stop myself coming home with something for food pictures. Now for the recipe.



Sweetness of the carrot, the kick from the chilli makes this rich and creamy carrot soup delicious.

Ingredients:

4 medium carrots peeled and roughly chopped
1 medium potato peeled and roughly chopped
500 ml water
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 red chilli de seeded and finely chopped
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon white pepper powder
1/2 red chilli cut into slices for garnish
4 basil leaves roughly torn for garnish

Method:

1. In a microwaveable bowl add the chopped carrots and potatoes, cover them with 100 ml water and cover and cook for 8 minutes on high or until carrots and potatoes are thoroughly cooked.
2. In a saucepan add the oil and heat it on medium heat. Once oil is hot add the onions and cook them until they are translucent.
3. Add the salt, pepper, red chilli and lemon juice and the cooked potatoes and carrots.
4. Add 200 ml water and bring the soup to a slow simmer.
5. Transfer the soup to a blender and puree it in two batches.
6. Transfer the pureed soup back to the saucepan and add the remaining 200 ml water, bring the soup to boil and remove from the heat.
7. Transfer the soup into soup bowls and garnish with chilli slices and torn basil leaves.
Serve with hot crusty bread.
Submitting to:
Cook with Luv Javelin Warrior
Extra veg event by fuss free flavours and utterly scrummy


In my VEG BOX ~Carrots event by citrusspiceuk


Flavours of the world ~Grande Finale event by simply.food











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37 comments:

  1. I love the idea of spicy kick, it looks like my kind of soup ;)

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    1. My asian roots always wants a spicy kick in anything I cook:)

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  2. how lovely not had it with spice x

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    1. Lisa if you don't like spice you can easily leave out the chillies.

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    2. I love spice but I cant seem to handle it as much as i used to , the husband however loves anything he is left gasping for air on hes a strange one lol, xx

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  3. I love making carrot soup and this looks lovely.

    xx
    www.forevermissvanity.com

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  4. Lovely soup Nayna, I'd love to see it sent to Extra Veg?

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  5. I have decided I need to stop looking at you blog because it makes me hungry ;) Another fab recipe that I've bookmarked for when we move house and I have a kitchen I can finally cook in. Thanks.

    Louise x

    Confessions of a Secret Shopper

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  6. Looks and sounds amazing! I have a bit of a bad track record with soup, (I once forgot to have an air hole open on my blender when I was mixing it hot. Tomato soup everywhere!!)

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  7. Your soup looks super tasty Nayna. I love the taste of carrots, especially with a hint of chilli.

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  8. Delicious!! I am making carrot & coriander soup tonight it's so yummy! Great receipe.

    Helen x

    www.allthebeautifulthings.co.uk

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  9. You can't beat carrot soup. Really cheap to make too :)

    www.hungryhealthyhappy.com

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    1. Carrots are really inexpensive , you can buy a large bag for less than a pound.and they make such a delicious and healthy soup especially as you can combine other ingredients for variations such as carrot and orange, carrot and coriander, carrot and basil and carrot and lentil soup.

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  10. What gorgeous photos and soup looks yum!

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    1. Thanks Jac really trying to think about layout and styling before clicking photos.Only problem is food is totally cold by the time I have taken photos I am happy with. lol

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  11. This is a beautiful soup and I love the combination of flavors and heat from the chile peppers...

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    1. I love adding kichk to most of my food:) its the Indian blood in me!

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  12. Sounds delicious, I'll give this a go
    Alex x
    http://fangirlsandfoundations.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Looks amazing! I'm bookmarking this recipe!
    Bel
    www.journeysaremydiary.co.uk

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  14. Lovely photos. I'm a big fan of soup in the winter, one of the best ways to feel full for longer I think

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  15. Such beautiful photos I'm practically drooling looking at this post! Love the idea of adding some chilli to spice up your carrot soup. Definitely trying soon. Thanks Nayna!

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  16. Looks very filling. I love carrot soup, it is always a staple at home during the winter months.

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  17. Can't beat a piping hot bowl of home made soup :)
    Janie x

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  18. This is a fabulous recipe. I adore Carrot Soup with lots of pepper and a lovely crusty piece of bread. The presentation of yours is exquisite, I love your soup bowls they were obviously a great little find. xx

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  19. What a stunning photo Nayna - your carrot soup looks colourful and so delicious. Wish I had a bowlful right now - sadly on a fast day!

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  20. Oh yummy! Can't beat a bowl of warming Carrot Soup, especially one with a little spice kick like yours!

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  21. Carrot soup is my all time fav , love the photos too Nayna!

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  22. My son is always asking me to make carrot soup as he loves carrot! I am so pleased I noticed this recipe so now I can make it for him!

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  23. This sounds yummy, I'll have to see if my mum has any organic carrots growing on her allotment

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  24. Yum, I must try this, it sounds and looks delicious!

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  25. Perfect balance in flavors with carrot and peppers,looks tempting

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  26. the best soup i've had was carrot and orange, can you do that next please ?

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  27. I love carrot soup, your pictures look fabulous

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