Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Gingered Carrot Soup for Taste and Create and a few awards again….

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Hi!  This is my first participation in Taste and Create. Taste&Create event started by Nicole of ForTheLoveOfFood and is hosted by Min of BadGirlsKitchen. For this month I have been paired up with Min of BadGirlskitchen. Those who love eating non vegetarian food, you will love exploring her blog. She has some very  interesting  vegetarian recipes,of which, very conveniently I picked up a comfortable soup…the carrot and ginger. The combo sounded very interesting These day’s I am more into providing nutritious food to my younger one,  this selection helped me there.
The soup comes across as a  quickie  with a delectable taste. The ginger provides the zing to the mild carrot and the all spice provides the additional flavors along with the ever welcome cashew nuts. I adjusted some amount of spices to suit our palate.The original recipe one can read here.
Ingredients
1lb carrots/450gms cubed/grated
3/4 cup chopped onions
2 garlic pods
1 tbsp grated ginger
2-3 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup toasted cashew nuts
2-3 tsp olive oil/butter
Spices
1/4 tsp all spice ( I did not have, so made my own substitution) check here
1/2 tsp white pepper (not used in original recipe)
1/4 tsp roasted cumin pwd
1/4 tsp roasted fennel pwd
1/4 tsp mint pwd
1/4 tsp cinnamon pwd
salt to taste
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Method
Peel and wash the carrots and grate them. Boil them in 4 cups of water.
Heat olive oil and saute the onions, followed by ginger and crushed garlic. Add all the spices, salt and let it cool.
Toast the cashew nut. and mix it with the onions and blend in a hand blender . Pour in the carrots and blend further. The soup should have small bits of carrot and cashews.
Bring the soup to a boil. One can adjust the consistency based on your preference-thick/thin. Remove from flame and add lemon juice, mix properly and serve.

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I am sending this to Food for seven stages of life- Pregnancy hosted by Sudeshna of Cook like a Bong and Radhika Vasanth of Saurashtra Kitchen,the soup is rich source of Vit A present in the carrots.

PriyaRaj of Ensamaiyal has passed on a few awards to me. Thanks a lot Priya, that’s a very sweet gesture, I am humbled again.
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I want to pass on these awards to Mriganayani, Lone Acorn, Palidor, Katy, Jaya, Parita, Lata Raja and Shubha. Sorry gals,if I have not named you properly, as I know most of you by your blog names.
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37 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely colour soup pari and congraz on all ur awards...hope theres lots more of it coming ur way...take care

Priya said...

Eyecatching carrot soup, looks delicious..congrats on ur awards, u truly deserve it Pari..

Nandini said...

Love the color and the healthy soup! Congrats on your awards!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Lovely soup and great presentation too...
Congrats on all your awards...

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely warm soup!

Lone Acorn said...

Thank You Pari for recieving and passing such beautiful awards. And don't worry I will acknowledge them on my blog.

Sarah Naveen said...

Soup looks Wonderful Pari!!
Congrats on all the awards!!!

chakhlere said...

Yummy Soup Pari!!

Padma said...

Soup looks colorful and healthy... even loved your picture... and congrats on all your lovely awards :)

Sailaja Damodaran said...

congrats.......nice colourful soup

munchcrunchandsuch said...

wat a combination of ginger and carrots for a soup? am kinda down with allaergies and I seriously long for comfort food now..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lovely soup and congrats on your awards.

Gita said...

The soup looks so creamy...nice combo of ginger with carrot...congrats on all your awards :)

Mriganayani said...

The soup looks awesome. One of the most comforting soups!

Thank you so much for passing on the awards to me. I truly appreciate it. I'll post it on to my blog soon.

Palidor said...

Oh my, Pari... thank you so much!! Congratulations to you also and I will mention these awards on my next post. As for the soup, looks fabulous! Love the color and the combination of carrot and ginger.

Parita said...

Delicious soup dear, thank you so much for sharing your awards with me, m truly honored :)

Raje said...

Healthy and Scrumptious soup! Congratulations on the award and wish you many more!

Shri said...

The combo is good and healthy indeed!Congrats on the awards!Love the way you presented:)

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice and healthy soup. congrats on ur award

Uma said...

lovely refreshing soup. Yum! Congrats on the awards!

Prathibha said...

congrats on the awards...healthy soup..

Katy ~ said...

I am always intrigued by carrot soups. This looks luscious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an awesome soup.....looks yum....Congrats on u r award....

Karine said...

Great combo of spices of this soup! Thanks for sharing:)

Pari said...

Hi All! Thanks a lot for your encouraging comments.

Jaya Wagle said...

Hi Pari, thank you for passing on the awards to me. Didn't see your message till late last night when I was uploading my post. I got a busy weekend coming up but will surely pick the awards up by the end of it. Thanks again.

Happy cook said...

Thankyou for visitng my place and i love the colour of the soups. Beautiful and yumm.

Kanchan said...

Hi Pari,
Thanks for dropping by my blog !
Now had been going through Foodelicious, will be visiting your blog often now ! Loved variety in recipes here! Will surely try them :)

Veggie Belly said...

Ginger in carrot soup is so yummy! I also like mint and carrot soup :)

Vaishali said...

I love carrots in soup. There's something about their sweetness and creaminess that lends itself perfectly to soup. Love all those spices you've used in there too.

Katy said...

Pari, I am so late in responding to your kind and loving gesture of sending me a most beautiful award.

My beautiful blogging friend you are waaay too kind to think of me and I am genuinely touched and grateful for your passing this to me.

However, I decided when I started blogging not to participate in the blog awards because I could never decide to whom to pass them along to. I have such affection and appreciation for all my blogging friends that I could never choose one over another. Each blog teaches me something I did not know before and I have made so many beautiful and soulful friends who share my love of food and share my love of recipes.

I pray you know how much I appreciate your heart and your generosity in sharing your food with me and with others.

Blessings to you!
Katy

Malar said...

really your blog is delicious

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Pari.. .Thank you for visitng my blog.. wow.. its a lovely bold combination carrot & ginger in a soup....

Keep blogging.. will love to follow your blog from now on.

Red Chillies said...

Congrats on the awards and very delightful soup.

VS said...

The soup looks awesome Pari!

my kitchen said...

Soup looks delicious.Do visit my blog when u find time

Min said...

This is a family favorite, Pari. Thanks for making it!

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