Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yummy curried soup!

I concocted this comforting recipe on Monday. It was a howly, windy, rainy, grey, dismal December day and I was craving a taste of sunshine and golden warmth. Also, as contradictory as it might, I am now wanting a little snow, enough of this rain already......

Curried Sweet Potato, Chickpea, Apple, and Coconut Soup

1-2 Tablespoons oil or butter

1 large onion, chopped finely

1 small stalk of celery, chopped finely

4 cloves of garlic minced 9( or crushed)

1 sweet potato, chopped into fine cubes
2 heaping Tablespoons of curry paste OR 2 tablespoons of curry powder

1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, grated or 1 teaspoons ginger powder
1/2 cup of brown rice ( I used a brown /wild rice mix, you could also use basmati or white)

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (19oz/540ml)

1 apple, chopped into small cubes ( I leave the skin on but you don't have to)
1 Liter of vegetable broth or chicken broth ( 4.2 cups or 1.06 quarts)
1 can of coconut milk ( I use lite) (13.5/398ml) ( You could use cream instead if no coconut milk.Add at end)
1 tablespoon of sugar or honey

1. In large dutch oven or pot, heat oil and saute the onion, garlic and celery until golden brown.

2. Add the curry paste and garlic, saute for about a minute.

3. Add broth and coconut milk, stir
4. Add rice,chickpeas and sweet potato, stir and bring to a simmer.

5. Add chopped apple and 1 Tablespoon of sugar or honey or sweetner of choice.

6. Simmer gently until rice is cooked and veggies are tender, about 25 minutes. Taste and season with salt.
7. Yum! This is a warming and really delicious soup. If you are a fan of cilantro you could top it with some of that or flat leaf parsley.


Nar said...

Looks beautiful and sunny!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I've been looking for a new and different kind of soup recipe -- think I'll try this, thanks!

La Cuisine d'Helene said...

Love anything with curry. That turned out looking yummy.

YogaNan knits, too... said...

Oh, this is perfect! Just what I'm craving. Thank you, will try it this weekend.

christina said...

currie is yum!
looks so good and warm.

Marilyn said...

i love curry and this looks delish!

Teena in Toronto said...

I'm not a fan of sweet potato so would substitute white potatoes. Yum!

hatjunkie said...

I'm just mezmerized by the photos. I can't even focus on the recipe.

High On Craft said...

Wow, you can really make such ordinary things look extraordinary. You're like Midas with a camera - has anyone ever told you that??

I'm heading to my kitchen now to make this soup...

Liana @ femme fraiche said...

I love currie! This looks fab

Hilary said...

OH, my that soup sounds delish....I have to try it.

Unknown said...

Oh my, does that look good enough to swim in! I will have to settle for Egg Drop Soup today but I will be dreaming of curry!