Potato Soup

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Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1588It’s such a pleasant day. I’m sitting at the local park watching kids play. I don’t have a small kid. My youngest is thirteen, but I love watching the little ones run around, climbing the monkey bars and laughing as if they have no worries, whatsoever. I am thinking about this potato soup. I made it a few weeks back. I was supposed to start by frying black mustard seeds, but I live in a small city and all the stores around me didn’t stock any, so I grudgingly made the soup without the precious mustard seeds. I basically added curry powder, and ground turmeric. I love curry powder because it’s a blend of several spices. The one I use has the following ingredients: coriander seed, cereals, turmeric, mustard seed, chillies, salt, ginger, jaggery, fennel seed, fenugreek seed, cumin seed, cinnamon, and garlic. It saves me from the trouble of using many different spices. Curry powder mix can be very variable, depending on where you buy it. Turmeric is a great spice too. Besides being described as medicinal, it’s got a deep orange-yellow colour with a golden hue. I think I use it for its rich colour than anything else. Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1587The soup also has coconut milk and green veggies, to break the starchy monotony. You can add spinach, or Swiss chard, or green peas. I leave it to your palate. (If you’re a carnivore, you can throw in some meat, if you like). I don’t eat potato soup much, but this soup tasted very nice and I’ve since made it several times. I hope it will appeal to you the way it did to me. I wish you the best of blogging and a great weekend ahead.

  • Ingredients
  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) black mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 red chilli seeded and chopped (optional)
  • ½-1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 600g potatoes diced
  • 4 fresh curry leaves (I couldn’t find any, used bay leaves instead)
  • 750ml (3 cups) stock (add only 2⅓ cups at the beginning)
  • 1 x 400ml can (1⅔ cups, 14floz) coconut milk
  • 1-2 cups shredded spinach, kale or Swiss chard, or 1 cup peas
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1543Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start.

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1547Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the mustard seeds. Cover and cook until they begin to pop. Add onion and chilli and cook for 5-7 minutes, until soft. (I didn’t have mustard seed so I skipped that step, but it’s highly recommended)

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1550Stir in turmeric and curry powder

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1552and cook 1 minute

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1555then add potatoes and stir till coated with spices.

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1556Add the coconut milk, 2⅓ cups stock and curry leaves. Bring to the boil simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are fork tender. Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1577Add the green veggies and cook for 5 minutes or to your desired doneness. Add cilantro (coriander) just before serving

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1580The soup was delicious

Potato Soup myfavouritepastime.com_1583I’ve made it several times

 

Potato Soup

Preparation time: 20 minutes; Cooking time: 35 minutes; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 45ml (3 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 10ml (2 teaspoons) black mustard seeds
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 red chilli seeded and chopped (optional)
  • ½-1 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 600g potatoes diced
  • 4 fresh curry leaves (I couldn’t find any, used bay leaves instead)
  • 750ml (3 cups) stock (add only 2⅓ cups at the beginning)
  • 1 x 400ml can (1⅔ cups, 14floz) coconut milk
  • 1-2 cups shredded spinach, kale or Swiss chard, or 1 cup peas
  • ½ cup chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the mustard seeds. Cover and cook until they begin to pop. Add onion and chilli and cook for 5-7 minutes, until soft. Stir in turmeric and curry powder and cook 1 minute then add potatoes and stir till coated with spices.
  2. Add the coconut milk, 2⅓ cups stock and curry leaves. Bring to the boil simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are fork tender.
  3. Add the green veggies and cook for 5 minutes or to your desired doneness. Add cilantro (coriander) just before serving

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32 thoughts on “Potato Soup

  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I never thought of adding coconut milk and greens to my potato soup but it seems to make so much sense when I read your post. And I love the colour! Can’t wait to make this…

    1. When I hear potato soup, i just think: omg all that starch. I think addition of coconut milk and greens breaks up the starchy monotony. It’s simple but tasted great. I love it!!!
      Liz

    1. Tim Hortons has a very thick and very creamy potato soup that I’ve eaten twice. I wanted a change and I got a good one. Thanks and wish you a fantastic week!
      Liz

        1. Oh boy I love long weekends. I don’t have to prepare packed lunch for kids etc, Please make sure you enjoy your long weekend!
          Liz

  2. Oh, you cook the potatoes in the soup! I always use leftover, already cooked potatoes, and just add them at the end. DH always wants sausage in it, too. Vegetable content varies, depending on what is in the leftover containers. But always blackened red peppers, if at all possible.

    We don’t eat seafood any more because of Fukushima, but I sometimes added clams, or any leftover fish, for a really good chowder.

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. HI Judie,
      I stock a lot of potatoes so when I want to beat the best before date, I cook lots of potato dishes! Sausage sounds like a good addition. I would love that too! I haven’t eaten fish in a while. I think I need to make some fish chowder. Have a lovely day. I bet you’re still in the last stage of sleeping. I’m awake, eating some fresh fruit the way you advised.
      Virtual hugs
      Liz

  3. Potato soup is one of my favorite things! Your version looks so good with all the spices in it. I would love to try it sometime. Thanks for sharing, Liz!

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