Carrot Ginger Soup

A warm and comforting soup to beat the winter cravings.

Ingredients

  • Carrot – 2 (peeled and cut into medium-sized chunks)
  • Onion (medium) – 1 chopped
  • Chopped Garlic -1 tblspn
  • Chopped Ginger – 1 Tblspn
  • Water /Stock – 4 cups
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Chilli (optional) – 1
  • Cumin powder – ¼ tspn
  • Chilli powder – ½ tspn
  • Oil – 1 ½ tspn
  • Salt and pepper – To season

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan, add onions and garlic, cook till the raw smell leaves.
  2. Toss in the ginger and carrot chunks and cook for a few minutes till they get slightly soft.
  3. Pour in the water/stock, add the bay leaves and dry spices.
  4. Bring it to a boil.
  5. Once it boils, turn the flame down to medium-low, cover the pan and let it simmer for 15 to 20 mins or till the carrots are completely soft.
  6. After the carrots have softened, strain the water and reserve it.
  7. Using a stick blender or mixie, blend the mixture. Keep adding the reserved water till the desired consistency for the soup is achieved.
  8. Season and serve hot.

Tips:

  1. You could add other dry spices that you like to enhance the flavour.
  2. You could also blend the soup with a tablespoon of chopped coriander for a fresh taste.
  3. You could also serve the soup with sour cream or cheese.

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