Apple and Almond Soup

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I am not a huge fan of cooking fruits preferring to have them raw as they are supposed to be. But sometimes exceptions need to be made, especially when you have a beautiful symphony of apples with tomatoes, gooseberry and carrots topped generously with almonds. Exception accepted.

I had a couple of apples sitting on the counter top for 4 days without the daughter or me going anywhere near it. Usually it is the husband who cores and slices the apples for us. With him travelling, I kept postponing it till such time the apple threatened to decay. With me in a soup daily, I figured I could soup the apples without too much effort. Voila! I must admit I was surprised at how tasty and flavorful the soup turned out. Do try it –

Serves 3

Recipe adapted from here.

WHAT WE NEED

Apples                          2

Gooseberry                 2

Tomato, medium      1

Carrot, medium        1

Cinnamon                  1/2 tsp

Sugar                            1 tsp

Fresh cream               1/4 cup

Almonds                      8

Salt

 

WHAT TO DO

  • Blanch the almonds and peel the skin
  • Cut 4 of the almonds into slivers and set aside
  • Core and cut the apples into quarters
  • Cut the tomatoes and gooseberries.
  • Peel and cut the carrots
  • Take all the above in a vessel and pressure cook with 1 1/2 cups of water for 4 whistles
  • Once the steam escapes, take them out and cool
  • Once cooled, blend them along with 4 almonds to a smooth puree
  • Take the puree in a saucepan and add 1 cup water
  • Simmer for 10 minutes
  • Add sugar, salt, cinnamon and fresh cream and simmer for 1-2 minutes
  • Garnish with almond slivers
  • Enjoy!

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. I totally believe that this soup is awesome!

  2. That is an interesting combo of apples, gooseberries and tomatoes. Looks so yum..

  3. Ritu Tangri says:

    bountiful of vitamins……awesome looking red colored soup

  4. srividhya says:

    oh man apples and gooseberries in soup? This sounds very interesting.

  5. Priya Suresh says:

    Thats a fantastic bowl of soup, delicious and inviting.

  6. usha says:

    Even I don’t like cooking or adding fruits to savory food, with a few exceptions.

  7. Kalyani says:

    this is a very interesting combo ! love those in a healthy bowl of soup 🙂

  8. Suma Gandlur says:

    That is an interesting medley of fruits and veggies in that creamy, colorful soup.

  9. Wow!!! Amazingly innovate soup. Must try this on my kiddos.

  10. That is a super innovative soup!! Bookmarked!

  11. Pavani says:

    Very healthy & nutritious soup with apple and gooseberry.

  12. cookingwithsapana says:

    Vey innovative and nutritious soup.

  13. Love the color of the soup! What a different combination of ingredients!

  14. Wow that is a totally different combo there apples, gooseberries, and almonds!! Lovely mix of ingredients! Soup looks delicious!

  15. Srivalli Jetti says:

    Very interesting one…must try..

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