Carrot Turmeric Soup

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Carrot fresh turmeric soup is healthy healing winter food. Carrots are rich in antioxidants, high in beta carotene, high fiber content. They help in maintaining the overall health of the body. The other main ingredient of my today’s post is fresh turmeric rhizomes which are vibrant orange with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and many other ayurveda benefits. These are earthy with pepperish flavor and slightly bitter to taste. Turmeric roots are harvested during winter month of December and January.

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The outer skin of fresh turmeric rhizomes are peeled and used in many dishes across the world. Dishes like pickle, gravies, herbal drink, soup, salad are prepared using these fresh turmeric rhizomes. They are washed, cooked, dried and powdered to preserve them as fine turmeric powder. So I thought of combining the two healthy ingredients of winter season and prepare this soup. Below is the healthy recipe of carrot turmeric soup flavored with crushed nutmeg. Coconut milk is added to make it more creamy and tasty.

It’s easy recipe and can be prepared in less time.

Course: Soup

Cuisine: Indian

Preparation time: 5 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serves – 4 nos

Ingredients:

Fresh turmeric rhizome -1 tbsp

Carrot roundels -1 cup

Onion (chopped) – 1

Garlic (crushed) – 2-3 pods

Ginger (chopped) -1 tsp

Coconut milk thick (homemade) – ½ cup

Olive oil – ½ tbsp

Butter- 1 tbsp

Cumin or Jeera- ½ tsp

Black pepper powder-1 tbsp

Salt as per taste

Crushed nutmeg powder -1 tsp

Method:

  1. Heat a pan and add cumin, saute.
  2. Next add turmeric pieces and saute until they become soft.
  3. Now add chopped onion, saute until they turn soft.
  4. Next add garlic and ginger pieces, saute well.
  5. Next add carrot slices, salt, black pepper powder and required quantity of water. Close and cook on low to medium flame. When they are three fourth done add coconut milk and cook again until they are completely soft.
  6. Cool this mixture and blend into smooth paste.
  7. Take a pan, add butter, ground carrot turmeric paste, crushed nutmeg powder. Boil once. If required water, salt and black pepper powder can be adjusted at this stage.
  8. Hot healthy carrot fresh turmeric soup is ready to be served.

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My Notes:

Always cook the fresh turmeric pieces in oil so that they don’t make the soup bitter.

Coconut milk can be replaced with thick milk

Adding nutmeg is optional, it can be replaced with cinnamon powder.

To prepare homemade coconut milk: Take a cup of freshly grated coconut and grind into fine paste with half cup of water. Filter this and use in the soup.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. The addition of fresh turmeric has really brought out an amazing flavour and colour to the dish.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Dice n Cook says:

      yeah you are right…thank you

      Liked by 1 person

  2. jyo says:

    The soup sounds pleasing to palate 👌

    Like

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