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Thursday, 14 November 2013

miss b loves..........comfort food ......spicy carrot and coriander soup.


It's so cold and wet here that we need all the help we can get to keep warm and this spicy carrot soup is the perfect comfort food. It's from another recipe leaflet I picked up last year while shopping at Sainsbury's.



Ingredients

1tbsp olive oil
1 onion finely chopped
pinch ground cumin
pinch crushed chillies
1.25 litres vegetable or chicken stock (I used just less than 1 litre for a thicker consistency) 
500g carrots peeled and roughly chopped
1tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves plus a few sprigs to garnish
20g vegetable crisps, to garnish

1. Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook for 3-5 mins, until softened.



2. Add the cumin and crushed chillies and cook, stirring for a further 1 min. 



3. Add the stock and carrots, bring to the boil, then simmer for about 15 mins, or until the carrots are tender.


4. Transfer the soup to a blender and whizz until smooth. Stir through the chopped coriander, then ladle the soup into serving bowls. Sprinkle on some freshly ground black pepper and garnish with the extra coriander leaves and the vegetable crisps. 


I served it with chunky slices of walnut bread (not home-made but still delicious!)  

PS Above is the traditional method but I made it the easy way with our soup maker. I love my kitchen gadgets but this one is definitely one of the most useful. It sautés, cooks, simmers, blends and the best part ...... there's no pan to watch over ...... and it stays hot until needed.  




I'm definitely ready to experiment this winter making more warming soups using different flavour combinations .......let me know if you have any suggestions! 

53 comments:

  1. I always pick up those recipe leaflets from Sainsburys but have never come 'round to actually using them! I should really. Your soup looks yummy and will give it a go as I love anything with cumin and coriander :)

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  2. Looks so good
    and healthy too.
    I am loving soups these days.

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  3. I have never heard of walnut bread before; sounds interesting! The soup looks delicious! The perfect meal for winter times.

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  4. Yum! and love the addition of the chilli

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  5. Hi Miss B! It looks and sounds very good, would love to get it right now for dinner:) The soup maker is very useful, for sure you will use it a lot this winter. Kisses dear! xo

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  6. You won't believe I made butternut squash soup today and added chilli sauce to it! I will try your recipe for sure:)
    ~Anne

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  7. Sainsbury's recipes are great; I miss their leaflets. Must try that recipe. Bonne soirée !

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  8. Looks yummy. Not had butternut squash soup.
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  9. I don't like spicy food, but I love coriander and carrots, so I guess if I don't add spices I can prepare this soup and love it, cause it looks great! And healthy! Thanks for sharing it! denisesplanet com

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  10. I love rachel Allen's chorizo and chickpea soup. It also has tomatoes, onions, garlic and lastly spinach a real meal in itself

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    1. This sounds like a tasty and filling soup. Thanks for the suggestion, Inge!

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  11. This soup looks delicious. It sounds spicy with the chillies, and I love using onions in meals. My husband loves soups during the cold winter months. This would be a treat for him.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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  12. this looks geat It is for sure soup weather here in Pennsylvania as it's getting a bit chilly I will have to try this recipe Thanx

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  13. I love the combination of sweet carrots with the asian flavourings of coriander and chilli - it's perfection. Walnut bread - double yum! xx

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  14. Yummy, I like a hot soup right now too. It is getting colder over here too. Thank you for your concern and support for the Philippine Typhoon Haiyan relief. The UK have sent some Warships to help in the Relief plus some cash donations too. Thank you.

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  15. Looks yummy Miss B! It's chilly here, so I know its freezing there! Stay warm doll.
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  16. Um I love carrot and coriander soup! Thanks for sharing your recipe x

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  17. The soup looks really good. We made mushroom and onion soup last week, I will have to try this carrot soup. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. xx/Madison

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    1. Mushroom soup is a favourite of mine too.

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  18. Yummy soup!

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  19. Your soup looks delicious. I bet you enjoyed it. I love kitchen gadgets too. I haven't tried a soup maker yet, they sound like fun. Someone in my family wants an air fryer for Christmas but I don't know how we'd find the room for another gadget :D. Have a wonderful weekend! sparkle2day.com

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    1. That's another great gadget
      but it does take up quite a lot of room in the cupboard!

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  20. This sounds fabulous! I love the combination of carrots and coriander...it sounds heavenly..can't wait to try it!!

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  21. This looks lovely! Soup is so comforting during the colder months of the year. I didn't know there was such a gadget as a a soup maker.

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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  22. Ooh, this soup looks delicious. Thank you for this recipe.

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  23. je teste absolument la semaine prochaine!

    passe chez moi! ; )

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  24. Oh my, this sounds (and looks) so delicious! :) Looking forward to more of your cooking posts!

    Hayfa
    www.londonloafers.com

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  25. I recommend chunky soups for lunches to some of my clients because they are a convenient meal option when busy at work. I don't actually like soups myself, but I know I'm an exception. I always encourage my clients to include some form of protein in their soups to keep them feeling full so I might suggest shredded chicken or lentils or quorn of some kind. This does look very tasty though! Have a great week!
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    1. Thanks for your suggestion Colleen. I think that the addition of lentils might be worth a try.

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  26. mmm mais ca m'a l'air divin ce ptit plat!
    bise


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  27. Looks so yummy and the vegetable crisps finish it off nicely. I love soups and this one I will definitely try. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  28. This look so good! But the only thing I can´t have is coriander, which I wish wasn´t a problem since there are such good food including it...
    xo Caroline
    PS I Have changed blog name and address!

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  29. This looks so delicious. I think I will give it a try!
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  30. That looks so delish I'm going to have to try this, I love carrot soup and the spices sound amazing!
    xo Mary Jo

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  31. This recipe sounds fantastic. I'm kind of in awe of that kitchen wonder machine. That may just have to go on my list. Delish!!
    xx, Heather

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  32. My husband and I are living on soup these days. Thanks for this recipe--I tend to love the creamier soups like this one. Can't wait to try it . . .

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  33. Delicious recipe!!!
    Have a good week!! and my g for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  34. Wow, that looks fabulous...can't wait to try!!

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  35. Yumminess, this looks delicious and I am mostly vegetarian so its the perfect type of dish for me.

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  36. P.S Thanks for your kind visit sweety!

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  37. I don't have suggestions, but thank you for sharing! I didn't know there is a soup robot, which is great!

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  38. Carrot soup is actually my favourite soup ever! This recipe sounds delicious :D I love to eat my soup with a blur of sour cream ;)
    xx

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  39. A good soup is the perfect winter comfort food. One of my favourite winter recipes is a soup made of sweet potato and red lentils topped with gouda cheese. It's my go-to, but I could definitely use some new ones and this carrot soup looks positively delicious!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. Thank you for your suggestion, Cee. I like sweet potato soups and the addition of lentils with the cheese topping not only sounds filling but tasty too!

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  40. Thanks everyone for all your comments and suggestions!

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  41. Wow, Wales has really changed since I was there and it was cold pies and chewy chips. that recipe looks like a fabulous Autumnal option and such pretty colours!

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  42. The carrots and coriander together sound delicious! Got to make this for those cold days! I'm really in soup mode now! Thanks for sharing this! xo

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