Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Gingered Carrot and Parsnip Soup

1 small onion, peeled & thinly sliced
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 large parsnip, peeled and chopped
1 piece fresh ginger (about an inch long), peeled & grated
1 Tbsp olive oil
Salt & pepper to taste.

For the white sauce:
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
2 cups milk

Heat the olive oil in a pan. Add the onions & sauté till transparent. Add the ginger followed by the chopped carrots & parsnip. (You could add some dried herbs too at this point depending on your taste.) Cover and cook till the vegetables soften.

Cool & then blend/puree the mixture.

Meanwhile, in a separate pan, prepare the white sauce.
Melt the butter, blend in the flour, salt & pepper. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly, and cook until the mixture begins to boil.

Add the vegetable puree to this & continue cooking for 10 minutes or so, stirring constantly. Adjust the amount of milk depending on the consistency desired.

Garnish with chopped herbs & serve hot.

Update: I am sending this over to Tami at Running with tweezers who is hosting the Second Annual Super Soup Challenge .

27 Burps:

Laavanya said...

What a pleasing color for the soup. I've tried one with ginger and carrots before - great combination. haven't cooked with parsnip though.

Anonymous said...

wow thats kinda simple
u got good ripples in the shot

Suganya said...

Root vege soup? Fall already in the air? Looks lovely..

Thistlemoon said...

Yum! This looks like a wonderful fall dish! Thanks for sharing it!

Chef Jeena said...

Hi TBC Great recipe for soup it looks delicious. :)

Asha said...

Absolutely beautiful!!Love the colors and the swirl on top!!:)

SeeC said...

Picture looks awesome.
Ginger should be adding to the taste. I will try it sometime.
I have a lengthy list to try :))

Sharmi said...

your picture looks out of this world. lovely combinations. you seem to be an expert in making soups:)

Barbara said...

Hi TBC thanks for visiting my site. You have some wonderful recipes. I'll be back to read more.

bee said...

carrot soup with white sauce is really unusual, but i can imagine how yummy it must be.

Anonymous said...

Wow.... a very good medley of roots :D :D

i likey !


Suma Gandlur said...

What a gorgeous picture!

Cynthia said...

What an exceptionally beautiful picture! And the soup - creamy as can be. Great job all around.

Richa said...

mmmm thick n creamy :) will take soup any time!

archana said...

The soup colour is looking so pretty, picture is excellent :) Soup recipe is easy to make. What is parsnip ?

Vcuisine said...

A creamy lovely soup TBC. I just love ginger in any form. Viji

Unknown said...

Lokks delicious and I loved the pic!! Nice color!!

Kajal said...

What a great soup my dear.....thanks for sharing....Healthy too.:)

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi Tbc,

Nice soup! The colour is very pleasant. Ginger is good from health angle also.
Btw You can Know about uo in 'About'
page in my blog.

Sia said...

thats one of the most beautiful bowl of soup i have ever seen... its gorgeous...
happy I-day tbc:)

Swaruchy said...

Looks delicious....Nice color :-)

TBC said...

Laavanya, Raji, Suganya..... thank you!:-)

Jendz, thanks for stopping by.

Jeena, thank you.

Asha, thank you:-)It was very thick and creamy,hence the swirl on the top.

Seec, thank you. My list is loong too & I have to organize it someday!

Sharmi,u are being very kind. An expert? far from it!.. still learning:-)

Barbara, thanks for stopping by.

Bee,I did not know that white sauces are to be used only with certain kinds of soups/ veggies.
It was good though:-)

Welcome Mythili! and thank you.

Suma, thank you:-)

Cynthia, thank you for your kind words:-)

Richa, yeah me too! though it's not yet fall/winter.

Archana, thank you:-)
Parsnip is a root veg, looks a little bit like radish 7 has a slight nutty taste.

Thanks! I think I did not add enough ginger, the ginger flavor was not that obvious in mine.

Cinnamon, welcome & thanks for visiting!

Kajal, thank you. :-)

Hi Latha,
Thank you:-)
Like I said earlier, I can't access anything on your blog. You would need to first go to " Settings" and make your profile public before people can start visiting you. Hope u come back to read this.What is the name of your blog?

Sia, thank you:-)You are so sweet to say that.
Happy Independence Day to u too.

Welcome to my blog & thank you.

Padma said...

That looks amazingly comfy soup

amna said...

thats one healthy and simple recipe.. err.. maybe i shud not use the white sauce :)

lovely pic too.. and congrats on your award!

TBC said...

Padma, thanks.:-)

Nags, thanks for the compliments.
Actually, the white sauce was used to make 3 servings so it was not a lot of fat, but yes, if you are on a diet you could even do without that, I guess. It has a pretty thick consistency.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bowl of tasty goodness!

TBC said...

Kristen, thank you:-)

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