Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Desi Style Carrot and Mushroom Soup

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What a rich and bright vegetable carrot is!! But again it has mild and sweet flavor. I wanted to add some spice and taste to this vegetable.I thought,why not make a carrots and mushrooms soup along with a hint of Indian touch to it .Voila, it was awesome!! I liked the texture and unique taste of the soup.


1) Carrot sliced - 1 cup
2) Mushrooms sliced - 1/2 cup
3) Fat free milk - 1/2 cup
4) Water - 5 cups
5) Whole spice(bay leaf,clove,cinnamon) - 1 each
6) Butter - 1tblsp
7) Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
8) Red chilly powder - 1 1/2tsp
9) Turmeric powder 1/2tsp
10) Oil - 1 tblsp
11) Salt to taste
12) Pepper to taste
13) Light sour cream for garnish
14) Mint leaves for garnish

In a pan,heat oil and cook carrots and mushroom till tender along with the ground spices powder.Allow it cool.

In a blender,blend the vegetables along with milk and little water into a smooth paste.

In a pot,heat some butter and saute the whole spices till it gives nice aroma.Then,add the ground puree to the pot and fry for a minute.Pour the water,add salt and pepper.Bring it to a boil and switch off the stove.Remove the whole spices from the soup before serving.

Hot orange soup is ready!!! Garnish it with a dollop of sour cream and mint leaves. It's tastes like heaven!!! When the cream starts to melt,it gives a tangy flavor and the mint leaves also tend to release their scent into the soup....lovely:))) Enjoy it with bread sticks or simply have the soup alone.