Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spicy Zucchini Soup

Zucchini soup1

(Adapted from a recipe in the Everyday Food cookbook )

Ingredients:
(For 2-3 servings)
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 small onion, sliced
1 small potato, cubed
2 medium zucchini, cubed
A pinch of red pepper flakes
1 tsp roasted cumin powder (I always have a small batch of cumin seeds that have been roasted and powdered, kept in the refrigerator)
½ tsp coriander powder
Salt
Pepper

Method:

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic followed by the onions, potatoes, zucchini, and the spices and seasonings. Cook until the vegetables are tender.

Add 1 ½ to 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Puree the soup until smooth.

Simmer for a few minutes till it thickens. Serve hot.

12 Burps:

MaryMoh said...

That looks very delicious. I have never tried zucchini to make soup. I have to try this. My children would love it. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

Gorgeous looking soup, love the color too. So good for Winter!

Mother Rimmy said...

I'm really liking these spicy soups people are making lately. They are so satisfying. I've saved your recipe for zucchini season, when we're all looking for ways to use up that abundance of zucchini!

Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious!!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Perfect soothing soup for the winter... Nice one!!!

Laavanya said...

I'venot made soup with zucchini before.. looks great and arun always prefers spicy soups. Bookmarking to try - will let you know when I do.

TBC said...


MaryMoh- Zucchini is pretty versatile as I discovered recently- I have used it in a couple of different ways in the last few months- a soup, a gratin, some cupcakes, baked fries, and a casserole of some sort. I am beginning to love this vegetable! :)


Asha- thank you.:)


Mother Rimmy- I hope you'll like this as much as we did! :)


Uma- thanks! :)


Ramya- nothing like a bowl of hot soup to chase the winter blues away! :)


Laavanya- I like it hot too- the hotter the better! I look forward to your feedback.:)



Vanamala Hebbar said...

wonderful soup..never tried nice one, will try ASAP :)

Laavanya said...

I made this and loved it TBC - I added some sambar powder as well. Thanks!

TBC said...

Vanamala- thank you.:)


Laavanya- sambar powder sounds like a great addition. Gald you liked it.:)
I have been meaning to call you for a looooong time now. Have been a bit tied up lately...will talk to you soon.

Spice Rack said...

Hmmm. I wonder what I taste like. But I like spicy soups. I hope I get to make one of these in the future.

Susan G said...

I found this months ago and made it today. I only used 1 zucchini and added 1 cup of cooked white beans, so it was a filling lunch. Not as green and pretty, but tasty. Thanks!

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