Friday, February 12, 2010

Warm and Vibrant Carrot Soup on the Snowy Day

With the snow pouring in on us, over and again last few days, warm comforting dishes are on the mind. Here is a quick, easy and healthy carrot soup we enjoyed with my family this week. I otherwise have hard time getting my kids to eat carrots. This soup however worked wonders with creamy carrots incorporating gingery flavor, lemon juice blended in for the tang. Garnish with fresh parsley and a hint of rosemary makes it even more aromatic. Kids verdict - Yummy:-) Try it.. It sure is a delight.

1 lb Carrots cubed
1 cup chopped celery hearts
1 sq inch piece of fresh ginger
1 medium size onion thinly sliced
1 tbsp butter (oil for vegan version)
1 tsp red pepper powder (adjust according to your taste)
1 tsp garlic paste
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp parsley
1 Tbsp chopped rosemary for garnish
Salt to taste
2 tbsp sour cream (skip for vegan)

Begin by boiling the carrots, celery and ginger together with 4 cups of water in a large pot (or in a cooker for a quick recipe)
When the carrots are tender set aside for a few min. to cool a bit. Remove the veggies into a blender using a slotted spoon with little bit water and save rest of the stock for later. Puree until smooth and set aside.
Heat butter (or oil for a vegan version) in a large pot, add the onions, red pepper powder and garlic paste and sauté until the onion are slightly golden.
Add the puree and mix well. Now add the stock to desired consistency and adjust the salt. Cook on simmer until it thickens a little. Stir in sour cream and mix well (skip for the vegan recipe).
Garnish with chopped parsley, a dollop of sour cream and rosemary to top off.

Your hot bowl of soup is ready to go… Enjoy!

This is my entry to the event Healthy inspirations event -Soups, hosted by Usha at Veg inspirations.
Now award time again-- I would like to thank Kitchen Queen from Khatta Meetha Teekha for sharing this award with me. Thanks so much KQ for this lovely token and sorry for the delay in posting it dear.
I would like to share it with Tina, Animisha, Priya and Malar. Please accept it friends.


  1. soup looks absolutely perfect....tempting dear...congrats on your award!

  2. Colourful and creamy soup...Looks yummy and refreshing....

  3. Thats a very nice & bright colour soup,healthy and perfect for this season,and congraz on your awards,hope u get many many more...and happy valentines...

  4. congrats on ur award. the carrot soup looks lovely with its orange colour very refreshing appetising and healthy.

  5. Carrot soup looks so yummy and great photo too. Congrats for the award....

  6. Nice healthy soup to warm up..congrats on ur awards...

  7. Creamy soup....nice comfort for winter...

  8. Carrot soup looks so colorful.Perfect for this season.

  9. Soup looks comforting...perfect for the winter weather :) Congrats on your award!

  10. Congrats n your award...perfect winter soup..very hearty and colourful...

  11. Definitely a delicious and vibrant soup, prefect for this chilled weather, congrats on ur award and thanks for sharing dear...

  12. Olá, amiga!
    Passei para rever seu cantinho e saber das novidades...
    Seu cantinho está cada vez mais apetitoso...surpreendente!...
    Um ótimo fim de semana!
    Ótimo Carnaval!
    Só alegria!...
    Itabira - Brasil

  13. Hi raje,
    Thank you for the award.
    You got the credit of "The first person to give me an award"
    Am so excited.
    Its double excitement.
    One award from a good blog friend and a great news of my confirmed pregnancy.
    Its double party time dear.

  14. That is one beautiful bowl of soup, looks fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your soup with my Healthy Inspiration event :-)

  15. Sounds like it'd be delicious with a grilled cheese, tasty way to get your kids to eat veggies :)!

  16. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog. Please accept it!!

  17. hi dear,

    There is an award waiting for u in my blog. Please accept it!!

  18. Yeah this soup sounds so comforting during the winter!!! The color looks divine!!! Congrats on your award!!!

  19. plz do collect ur TOFAS From my blog...

  20. Perfect soup for the chilly winter... Looks so inviting n colorful!

  21. Soup looks nice in color and also very healthy... perfect to have in this cold season. Congrats on your awards too.

  22. Soup looks delicious dear!!!!

    Kindly pick up the award :-)

  23. I love carrot soup! Yours look creamy and delicious!

  24. That's a creamy, colorful n gorgeous soup!

  25. Carrot is lying in my pantry .. so this is a TO DO for me now !

  26. Hi Raje...
    I m here after a long time.. Its a lovely soup ..and wot a lovely color...
    Hope all is well!!


  27. Thanks for all your nice comments!

    Sandy, so glad to see you back dear...

  28. Hi Raje, long time..right.
    The soup is always welcome and the colour looks so beautiful dear.
    visit me when u are free. Take care.

  29. Your soup looks so warm and inviting and nurturing!

  30. Really colorful soup! perfect cuppa soup for this winter!

  31. Rich and creamy comforting soup. Loved the beautiful color which is very tempting. You have easy and interesting posts. Following u :):)


  32. That looks tooooooooooooooo tempting.. perfect for this weather..


  33. This is just like a soup I make. Sometimes, for colour (and a bit of taste) I add a few roasted beets. you get the most beautiful scarlet colour!

  34. hi there
    Me first time here.very nice blog.The dish looks perfect

  35. Colourful, creamy, yummy and delicious soup yaar. Its perfect.

  36. a good effort ..keep the good work!!


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