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Warming vegetable potage

Warming Vegetable Potage

Phil
A delicious, thick, spicy soup that's satisfying enough to serve as a main course.
It's super-easy to make to it's ideal if you're a busy parent that often doesn't find time to eat.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Soup
Servings 2 large bowls

Equipment

  • Medium sauce pan with lid
  • Optional : Potato Masher (ricer), Hand Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 25 g butter Vegan option : replace with oil.
  • 1 red onion roughly diced
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 stick celery sliced
  • 1 leek sliced thinly
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp mild curry powder heaped
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 handful parsley chopped finely
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ cup red lentils
  • 500 ml vegetable stock Add more water for a thinner soup

Instructions
 

  • Heat the butter in the pan and once melted, add the chopped onion, parsley and spices. Cook until soft but don't let it go brown.
  • Add all the vegetables to the pan
  • Pour the stock all over the vegetables
  • Bring the pan to the boil and simmer for 30-40 minutes (until the carrots are very soft).

If you prefer it smooth

  • You don't have to do this but I like to blend my soup with a hand blender or food processor to make it nice and smooth. You might prefer a chunkier soup.
    Using a potato masher is ideal if it's late at night and you don't want to disturb anyone. This results in a nice thick soup with texture as shown in the photograph above.
Keyword curry, spicy, vegetable, vegetarian