Nov 23, 2009

Indiafied Potato & Onion Soup

You could have have seen this one coming! Seriously. Don’t tell me you didn’t expect it! I’ve been on an Indian food binge ever since my Peppery Chicken Curry. It’s all so fragrant and yummy. Having a blast trying several recipes from the Pure India book, tweaking them and giving them my own twist. Then I put the book aside and wondered what would happen if I’d Indiafy—for lack of a better word—my basic potato soup.

I’m probably breaking some sort of unwritten “don’t mess with The food” kind of rule (#786), but it was sensational. Absolutely sensational.

Ingredients:

2 large potatoes
1 medium onion
2 garlic cloves
1 inch piece of ginger
4 1/2 cup water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp water
2 tbsp oil
pepper



Directions:

This is it, folks. Nothing to it. Nothing to be afraid of. Don’t fear the onion!

Just chop it in stead.

Grate the fresh ginger. Or use frozen ginger.

Grate or finely mince the garlic.

Combine the cumin, turmeric and cinnamon in a bowl and add 2 tbsp water. Stir until you have a thick spice paste.

Peel the potatoes and cut them in small pieces.

Heat 2 tbsp oil. I’ve used peanut oil because, well, I always use peanut oil. I like being predictable.

Sautee the onion for about 2 minutes, then add the garlic & ginger. Cook everything for 3 more minutes.

Add the spices, stir and cook for a minute. This will really get the flavors going. Oh boy, does it get the flavors going. Revel in the scent.

Add the potatoes, pour in 4 1/2 cups of water and add 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook for about 25 minutes. This was white balance hell, I tell you. Pure hell. Life ain’t easy being a food blogger.

Once the soup is done, mash the potatoes a little and use an immersion blender (where would I be without it?) to turn it into a smooth puree. You can also use a regular blender. Check the salt content and season with loads of black pepper.

Garnish with yogurt or sour cream and crack some black pepper on top. This is every bit as fragrant and amazing as I think it looks.

Kay’s Recipe Note:

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Indiafied Potato & Onion Soup
Ingredients
    2 large potatoes
    1 medium onion
    2 garlic cloves
    1 inch piece of ginger
    4 1/2 cup water
    2 chicken bouillon cubes
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tsp turmeric
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    2 tbsp water
    2 tbsp oil
    pepper
Directions
    Chop the onion, grate the ginger and garlic. Combine the cumin, turmeric and cinnamon in a bowl and add 2 tbsp water. Stir until you have a thick spice paste. Peel the potatoes and cut them in small pieces.

    Heat 2 tbsp (high heat cooking) oil. Sautee the onion for about 2 minutes, then add the garlic & ginger. Cook everything for 3 more minutes. Add the spices, stir and cook for a minute. Add your potatoes, pour in 4 1/2 cups of water and add 2 chicken bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and cook for about 25 minutes.

    Once the soup is done, mash the potatoes a little and use an immersion blender or regular blender to turn it into a smooth puree. Check the salt content and season with loads of black pepper.

    Garnish with yogurt or sour cream and crack some black pepper on top.
Meal type: lunch
Servings: 4
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    13 Comments »

    1. 1

      have a nice time!

      PeachRainbow on Nov 23, 2009 @ 10:23 am Reply
    2. 2

      I like this “Indiafied” version…you are very adventurous with your cooking Kay…Have a great time at your vacation !

      Arch on Nov 23, 2009 @ 12:29 pm Reply
    3. 3

      That looks gorgeous! Fabulous step by step photos too!

      Amanda on Nov 23, 2009 @ 4:23 pm Reply
    4. 4

      Sounds like a wonderful soup recipe for a cold day. Thanks.

      Brad on Nov 23, 2009 @ 9:23 pm Reply
    5. 5

      Kay – The soup looks great – I will try it.

      We spent one week biking in the Netherlands a few years ago and our day spent on Textel was our favorite! Have a wonderful time and I hope you might get to do some biking too.

      Kelly on Nov 24, 2009 @ 1:08 am Reply
    6. 6

      YUM! That looks right up my alley.

      Enjoy your midweek break!

      Marisa on Nov 24, 2009 @ 4:42 pm Reply
    7. 7

      Have a wonderful break. I love it when we can “escape” the internet, phones, tv, and all. That is the ONLY way to truly relax.

      The soup looks fantastic. My mind is convincing me that I can smell it. I’m sure I’ll have some onions and potatoes left over after Thanksgiving.

      Do you have a Fall/harvest celebration?

      Fiona on Nov 25, 2009 @ 5:43 am Reply
    8. 8

      that’s one the most quick and delicous soups i’ve ever cooked and tasted. i cooked it last night and it was awesome. i left some for today as well:) thank you Kay for the recipe and have a wonderful break.

      greetings from Türkiye…

      Ozge on Nov 26, 2009 @ 10:55 am Reply
    9. 9

      Een hele fijne tijd op Texel, ik hoop dat het niet te hard waait bij de overtocht vanuit Den Helder

      Ernst on Nov 26, 2009 @ 5:35 pm Reply
    10. 10

      I have been on an Indian food kick too. So funny because I always thinking I am violating some law too when I India-fy something.

      Lori on Nov 30, 2009 @ 2:31 am Reply
    11. 11

      The pictures are so nice

      osman on Feb 1, 2010 @ 12:53 am Reply
    12. 12

      Just made this for dinner.  YUMMY!!!  I did use chicken broth instead of the bouillon cubes as that is what I had in the pantry.  Thank you for the great idea and easy and quick recipe!

      coleen on Mar 24, 2010 @ 12:30 am Reply
    13. 13

      If you like food served in typical Indian restaurants, check out youtube for videos made by vahrevah. Just search vahrevah on youtube and you will  get  tons of videos done by him. Sanjay Thumma, the man behind Vahrevah videos is a professional chefs who has worked for 5-star restaurants. He gets millions of hits on his youtube videos. Most of his recipes are easy even for the beginners like me and each one that I have tried have come out good and has wowed my family and friends. I am Indian male, who had never cooked before, but his videos inspired and taught me to cooking. Try it. It will add many recipes to your arsenel.

      kp on Aug 10, 2011 @ 7:03 pm Reply

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