This is just one of the most delicious soups ever. The sweetness from the carrot blends so well with the tangy flavour of coriander, and there's a little extra depth added by the potato. Although I know that some of you do not like coriander, so you could always replace it with fresh parsley. That's a super yummy gluten free bread I had this soup served with. Have finally found the best recipe, coming up soon.
But back to the soup. You need a bunch of carrots of course, and fresh coriander, or parsley if you wanna go that route. Let me take you through it step by step. And it's so easy too... my favourite term when it comes to cooking.... easy. Easy cooking. Easy going. Easy life.
For 4 people, or 2 very hungry ones.
1 chopped onion
2 cube chopped potatoes
5-6 cube chopped carrots
2 garlic cloves, optional
1 bunch of coriander
1 litre water
1 tsp ground turmeric, or fresh grated
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp salt, and more to taste
Heat oil in a large pot. Add onion and sauté until translucent, 10 mins or so on low heat I'd say. You don't want onion to burn so best is to always sauté it on low heat. You do have the time. No need to rush. Now add garlic if you opt for it. Then in with the cubed potatoes and carrots, and mix well. Add the salt, spices and coriander at this time. Mix mix mix. Pour water on it. Increase the heat and bring to the boil, then reduce it back down to medium heat and cook until carrots and potatoes are tender.
When that's done, move the pot off the stove and mix it all well with a hand blender. Or transfer the soup into a food processor if that's what you're using. Add more water if the soup gets too thick. Add more salt or spices if you want more flavour. Reheat again before serving.
Sprinkle some yummy sesame seeds on top, maybe a squirt of fresh lemon.
Sesame seeds are an excellent source of copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fibre. They also help lower blood pressure and fight free radicals. So try to get as much sesame seeds, sesame oil or sesame paste into your diet as you can.
Hope you enjoy!