Carrot soup has been on my list since the beginning of this mega marathon but I kept postponing it. I would buy carrots with the intention to make the soup but I would end up using it for upma or pulao and postpone it yet again. If nothing else, my daughter would eat up the carrots leaving me staring at the empty fridge tray. Finally, the time has come for this delightful carrot soup and it is a testament to the saying – ‘Best things come to those who wait’.
The original recipe is titled Moroccan Carrot Soup but since the spices I used do not resemble Moroccon in any way, I dropped it from the title. It is a completely Indianized soup complete with sambhar powder and red chilly powder. Trust me, it works. If you don’t believe me, ask my daughter who is sitting beside me slurping away happily.
Recipe adapted from here.
WHAT WE NEED
Carrots, medium 4
Vegetable stock 2 cups
Cinnamon powder 1/2 tsp
Sambhar powder 1/2 tsp
Red chilly powder 1/4 tsp
Toasted sunflower seeds to garnish
Freshly ground pepper to garnish
WHAT TO DO
- Peel and chop carrots and cook them until soft. they can be cooked in a pressure cooker or in a covered vessel with water
- Let the carrots cool
- Then blend them with 1/2 cup of vegetable stock to form a smooth puree
- Add the puree and the remaining stock to a saucepan and turn on the heat
- Add the spices and salt and mix well
- Simmer for 6-8 minutes
- If the soup is too thick, add little water to bring it to desired consistency
- Turn off the heat
- Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds and freshly ground pepper
PIN IT FOR LATER
This post is part of the Septembe Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68
Moroccan or Indianized anything with carrot in soup goes directly to my fav, soup looks ultimate.
Adding sambar powder in soup is an awesome way of Indianizing it.
Sambar powder in a soup sounds flavorful.
Oh my God..what a lovely soup..love the sambar powder idea..super !
one more carrot soup.. Great idea to spice it up with sambar podi
sometimes I too love to indianise soups to suit a familiar palate 🙂 cute that ur kiddo laps up the carrots from the fridge – mine does that too 🙂 this looks tempting
I too Indianise the recipes to my like. Soup looks amazing and glad you could finally make this soup for the BM.
Loving the dominating Indian flavors here and the soup has a vibrant color.
Adding Sambar powder sounds new to me,must be a flavorful and creamy soup..
Spicy and delicious Moroccan carrot soup.
This carrot soup looks amazing and is healthy too!! Loving this series of soups.
Yummy soup and very nice presentation.
The success of the test is when it is happily eaten!! Now this is one soup that I must again try as my kids hate boiled or steamed or “pach phach” carrots. This way they will not know what I am feeding them. Love teh indianised version but waiting for the moroccan one.
hahahh..I like your sense of humor…very nice one and I am sure it must have tasted heavenly!