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Thai carrot soup

Carrots are the feature of this Thai flavoured soup – a great way to use up carrots and it can be frozen for later.
V
Vegetarian
40
Minutes preparation and cooking
4
Servings
Easy
Degree of difficulty

Thai carrot soup




Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil
1 red chilli, seeds removed, finely chopped (optional)
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1 clove garlic, crushed
½ onion, chopped
1 bay leaf
450g carrots, sliced
450ml (2 cups) vegetable stock
225ml (1 cup) coconut milk
salt
freshly ground black pepper

To garnish
bay leaf
cumin seeds, toasted and lightly crushed
dill
chilli

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the chilli, spices and garlic, and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the onions and cook gently until translucent.
  2. Add the bay leaf, carrots, and stock. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes until the carrots are soft. Discard the bay leaf. Cool slightly.
  3. Ladle the mixture in batches into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Slowly add the coconut milk and blend again.
  4. Return the soup to the pan and heat until piping hot, but not boiling. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour into serving bowls and sprinkle with cumin seeds. Garnish with a bay leaf, a sprig of dill and a chilli (optional). Freeze for up to 3 months.