Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Recipe: Coconut Curry Soup

I've found a new favourite - a creamy, rich soup with enough zing to warm away the Winter chills from mouth to tummy!

Coconut Curry Soup


1 red onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
2T coconut oil
1 cup pumpkin, roasted
1 stalk broccoli, chopped
8-16 stalks asparagus, chopped
(Other similar veggies could be substituted for the above options, i.e. cauliflower, capsicum, sweet potato)
3T mild curry powder
1T chopped chillies, or chili flakes/paste
1T paprika
1 can coconut cream
Salt & pepper to taste


1. In a large, heavy-based saucepan, heat coconut oil until melted. Add onion and garlic, and saute until fragrant.

2. Add curry powder, chillies and paprika, and stir well.

3. Add veggies to the pan, and fry gently for a minute.

4. Empty can of coconut cream into the pan, then fill the can with water and pour into the pan. Bring to the boil.

5. When vegetables are cooked thoroughly, remove pan from heat. With a stick blender or by pouring the soup into a food processor, blend until vegetables are pureed.

6. Meanwhile, if using meat, sauté the meat in a medium frying pan with a little coconut oil. When meat is seared along all edges, add to pureed soup mixture and return to the heat. Simmer until meat is cooked through.

Serve cold or warm, but don't serve straight from the boiling pot, as the flavours are better when they have time to develop. This soup keeps very well, and tastes even better the following day. Delicious and nutritious!


JP said...

Looks delicious.

Curry and coconut is probably one of the best flavour combination there is!

Yesterday we went to a great restaurant here, and I had a carrot soup, with curry and walnuts. It was so simple yet so good. I'll give it a try to your recipe because it is somewhat similar!

-Rae- said...

I used canned pumpkin, about a half a chopped sweet potato, and a cup of mashed cauliflower instead of asparagus. This turned out fantastic. I'd never made curry before and I'm not an experienced cook, so I was surprised how well it turned out. I got rave reviews from the family, especially when it went over the chicken as suggested. Very filling and sweet with a warmth that sneaks up on you. Thanks for sharing!