Potato and Corn Chowder


Honestly, I cannot believe that I completed the Mega Marathon in time. It was a challenging month with the moving in to the new house and settling down and blogging daily. Of course, in my mother’s words -“You could simply have done it next month.” But it is hard to explain as to why doing my first mega marathon is important. It is Very Important and I did it!!!

I have two thank yous to give out – one to my blender which worked tirelessly the whole month blending my soups and secondly to my new maid who just could not understand why the blender needed to be used everyday. In her (translated) words – “Didi, you are just three of you in the house. How do you come up with so many vessels and why is the blender used daily?” After I explained food blogging to her, her daily comment was “Aaj phir se photo? (Clicking food pics again?)” Well well.

I had so many recipes bookmarked for the soup edition. I wanted to do at least one pasta soup, one in a bread bowl and one chocolate too. But I couldn’t manage them. Hopefully I will get to these soon. All in all, I had a fabulous time making and savoring these soups and clicking and blogging about them with some truly amazing people around the world.  So here is my final soup of this Mega Marathon –

Serves 3

Recipe adapted from here.


Olive oil                          1 tbsp

Onion, medium            1

Garlic cloves                  3

Potatoes, medium       3

Corn, shelled                 1 cup

Vegetable stock            3 cups

Salt & Pepper



  • Heat the oil. Chop and add the onion and garlic cloves
  • Peel and cut the potatoes into cubes.
  • Add the potatoes once the onion is translucent and saute for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the corn, salt, pepper and vegetable stock and cook till the potatoes are fully cooked
  • Let the mixture cool and then blend it to a smooth puree
  • Transfer it back to the pan and bring to a boil
  • Serve hot
  • Enjoy with some bread or crackers!


This post is part of the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 68


14 Comments Add yours

  1. Nice reading through all your posts Sowmya. I can understand why you couldn’t skip this BM. And the soup looks so creamy and yum..

  2. usha says:

    Soup looks creamy and yummy!! Lol, I can understand your maid’s amusement!

  3. Congratulations Sowmya. It was surely an eventful month for you on so many fronts. Loved all your posts this series!

  4. A collection of 26 soups is awesome..I shall forward the recap to my daughter who makes soups daily..and tell your maid she can relax now..at least for a while . This story of extra vessels in every bloggers house..but seriously kudos..fantastic series.

  5. Priya Suresh says:

    Potatoes and corn never goes wrong, this chowder is definitely my kind of comforting dish.

  6. sizzlingtastebuds says:

    U certainly did awesome posting 26 fabulous soups, Sowmya ! Like the rest of the 25, this looks awesome too 🙂

    Ignore the maid and hug ur blender for me too :)) it worked beautifully

  7. Suma Gandlur says:

    I agree that cleaning up after clicking becomes a hectic work and that too when you don’t have a maid. 🙂
    That is one creamy and colorful chowder you got there.

  8. Potato chowder looks so creamy and tasty. Hats off for completing 26 soups recipes F or the carnival.

  9. Ritu Tangri says:

    The soup looks quite creamy and filling. Even my maid has the same reaction everyday when she sees me with camera in hand

  10. srividhya says:

    I recently prepare this too for monthly BM. Loved it to the core. Great share

  11. Pavani says:

    That’s one creamy & delicious chowder.

  12. If I start asking my maid why she is late then she tell me, “Bai tum achha photo mein nahi hu tab likanti na.. is lye.” anyway I am bookmaking most of the soups heere and hope to try them out soon.

  13. Srivalli Jetti says:

    hhahaha..that was interesting to read..when I started to read your first post, I was shocked that you will be posting so many!..but hats off yaar you did it!..everything was really so good..will have to try them sometime..

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