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Curried Cream of Parsnip Soup

A bowl of curried cream of parsnip soup

Here’s a quick and easy vegetarian soup which is absolutely delicious served with some lovely crusty bread.

Ingredients

  • 25 g (1 oz) butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 medium sized parsnips, chopped
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 1 cube (about 1″) ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1.1 l (2 pints) vegetable stock
  • 300 ml (½ pint) milk
  • 150 ml (¼ pint) single cream
  • salt and pepper to season
  • chives or coriander to garnish

Method

Add the onions and garlic to a saucepan.  Start sweating off.  Meanwhile chop the parsnips and potato and bung them in too.  Keep stirring.

Add the ginger and the curry powder.  Continue to cook for a few minutes.

Next add the hot stock and simmer for about 30 minutes until the vegetables are tender.

Blend in a food processor or liquidiser.

Return to the pan.

Now add the milk, then the cream.

Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Reheat gently without boiling.

Serve garnished with snipped chives or some fresh coriander leaves.

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