Magic Soup (curried carrot)

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Author Notes: The first time I made this soup my housemates said it tasted like a magical elixir for healing. Maybe we just needed some healing, but it's true that the jalapeño spice, combined with the lemon, ginger, garlic -- deliciously curative. That was years ago and since then it's become a favorite, one of the most requested things I make. I use only one pepper now that my young daughter's eating, but it's still so good. Enjoy! mdm


Serves lots

  • 1 onion
  • 2-3 jalapeños
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 8 (or so) carrots
  • 1 white potato
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 piece shaved ginger (inch or less)
  • 1 (or so) tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups veggie broth/water
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • splashes olive oil
  1. Sauté chopped onion in bit of olive oil, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add chopped jalapeño (seeds removed) and minced garlic, couple of minutes.
  3. Add chopped carrots, white potato and shaved ginger. Cook for about 5 minutes with a bit of water added.
  4. Add veggie broth and water, in whatever proportion you like. I usually add around 2 cups of broth to 3 cups of water. Liquid should just cover the vegetables. Boil and skim off the foam.
  5. Add curry powder, cumin, cinnamon, salt. Cover and simmer around 45 minutes. Adjust about of liquid as needed.
  6. Let it cool a bit then puree with yogurt.
  7. Put it back on the stove and heat, adding juice of one lemon and minced cilantro. To garnish, add a dollop of yogurt and a sprig of cilantro.

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