Monday, January 18, 2010

Carrot Soup From The Tummies' Kitchen

Soup diet day 3 - After the unwelcomed hot spell we are getting rather wintery weather for the last few days, so it is perfect weather for our soup diet nights to take place at the moment. I have decided on carrot soup but since I don't really want our dinner to look like baby food, I added cumin roasted carrot and walnuts for extra texture. The tummies were very happy with their dinner and I certainly will be making this again soon.
P.S I must say after this meal, I'm very convinced that vegetarian food can be sexy and tasty too!

serves 4
you'll need;
1 kg of carrot, diced
2 onions, chopped
2 bay leaves
1/2 tbs of ginger powder
1/2 tbs of cumin powder
2 l of vegetable stock
salt and pepper to taste

you'll also need;
1/2 kg of carrot, sliced at an angle
1 bulb of garlic, peeled
dash of olive oil
1 tbs of cumin seeds
salt and pepper to taste
handful of walnut
chopped parsley
sour cream, thinned out with a little water

Saute chopped onions and carrots til soften slightly.

Add stock, bay leaves, spices and season with salt and pepper. Simmer gently for about 45 minutes.

Blend it til smooth and pass through a fine sieve.

Meanwhile place carrots, garlic in a pan, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and roast in a preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 30 minutes. drizzle some cumin seeds over in the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Ladle some soup into a bowl, top with some roasted vegetables and walnuts and drizzle with some sour cream and chopped parsley. Dinner is served.

Vegetarian food can be very tasty too :)

It is one of the tummies' birthday, the other tummy bought some cup cakes and one of them happened to be a carrot cake. What a nice coincidence!


  1. Just told V perhaps he needs to go on a soup diet too! It didn't go down too well :(
    Sophia x

  2. Wow! I'm looking at carrot soup very differently now! Beautifully shot!

  3. Carrots and root vegetables are so warming. I will have to try this recipe very soon.

  4. I like the colour of the soup and looks so smooth.
    Happy Birthday to one of your tummies :)

  5. Haha Melbourne weather! This is perfect for too night and I've not seen a carrot soup looking so good before. Love the roasted vegetables and walnut, great job!

  6. love the idea of roasting the carrots for extra taste. the toppings look really yummy!

  7. Beautifl photos...bright and fresh. My children love carrot soup. It looks very delicious with extra toppings.

  8. great soup love the roast carrots on the top, add some garam masala next time!!

  9. Yum, the soup is fantastic with with all the extra garnishes that you've added. Very hearty and comforting.

  10. Great veg soup! Perhaps I should eat more veg....

  11. ohhh.... this blog is going to be useful to me :)

  12. That looks wonderful! Happy birthday to the one tummie!

  13. This soup looks great and very healthy. Nice shots too!

  14. Vegetarian food can be very sensual, indeed. It looks like this is vegan as well--minus the sour cream. Yes, vegan month still lives on.

  15. The Soup looks perfect with those yummy toppings:) Happy Birthday to the one Tummie:)
    Beautiful clicks :)

  16. Glad to see the soup diet is going strong! Lovely photos and love how you made carrot soup looking this good!

  17. It's amazing ! I don't like foods for children and this soup is so fantastic and, why not !

  18. Great soup & lovely got the perfect color and happy b'day to that tummy :D

  19. It looks gorgeous! I like the idea of adding walnuts. :-)

  20. Lovely soup!!! Like the colours and the garnishes!

  21. Matteo,
    Thank you! I t is the first time I put soup through a sieve :)

    V & S
    Oh you naughty girl! Love your new bike!

    Thanks! Me too lol

    Cocina Savant ,
    Please do! :)

    Thank you very much!

    love to eat,
    It is like winter again haha!
    Thank you!

    Thank you! It adds wonderful texture too!

    Thank you! I bet they like a lot of other orange food too :)

    Thank you! I will try next time!

    Thank you for your compliments :)

    Thank you! Always good to eat more veg :)

    Caio Fernandes ,
    Oh thank you! Lovely to hear that!

    Thank you! I'll pass on the greeting!

    Thank you! I'm still trying to figure out how to use the camera :)

    I think I have started to understand that. Good work!

    Oh you must make some :)

    Rachana Kothari,
    Thank you! I tell tummy about that :)

    Yeah it is going strong but I'm missing rice already :(

    Haha! Thank you!

    Gulmohar ,
    Thank you! The colour does turned out brilliantly! I'll let the tummy know :)

    Thank you! It just add that nice little crunch :)

    Thank you very much! It does make the soup a little more special :)

  22. It looks fantastic! I'm going to make some tonight!
    It is very cold!

  23. Just a quick look before I start work. This is amazing for a carrot soup haha! I'm making your ham and pea soup tonight! :)

  24. Oh I want some of this for lunch! Beautifully shot!
    Happy birthday to the birthday tummy!

  25. Beautiful soup! Unfortunately carrot soup doesn't look tike this in any of the cafe near my work!

  26. What a delicious n healthy bowl of soup.

  27. Happy Birthday to one of the little tummies!

    Your carrot soup looks really delicious. I agree with you, I think vegetarian food can be sexy and tasty too. I think variety is the key.

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  28. This looks like a wonderful and delicious soup. I bet roasting the carrots made them so much sweeter.

  29. happy bday to one of the tummy! i thought that was pumpkin soup! that soup looks fantastic! it would be so good for winter

    vegetarian food is awesome but i dont cook it. my partners side of the fam are vegetarian and they can make vege food very very very good!!!! i love their mock meats

  30. happy birthday other tummy!!

    I love the look of that roasted cumin vegetables, I think that would be great on its own!

  31. Happy birthday! The soup looks delicious!

  32. Excellent carrot soup, I love the addition of roasted carrots and walnuts, such a great contrast in texture with the smooth soup! Happy birthday celebration!

  33. Lovely photos and a wonderful take on carrot soup! It make it it so much more interesting, I'll definitely try this!

  34. Never a fan of carrot food because of the baby food like appearance but this certainly has caught my eyes!

  35. KL girl in MELB ,
    Thank you! Please let me know how it goes!

    Thank you! I'm glad you are using my recipe ;)

    Thank you! You must try making some tonight.

    Thanks! That's way I never order soup in cafes :)

    n33ma ,
    Thank you very much!

    Tummy says thank you :)
    I would be honoured to! :)

    Fresh Local and Best,
    Thanks! It does intensify the flavour!

    Thank you :)
    Really you must learn some dishes from them :)
    I'll be posting how to make mock meat soon :)

    Tummy says thank you!
    We often have this as a side dish for our roast dinner :)

    Chef Fresco,
    Thank you from bd tummy :)

    5 Star Foodie,
    Thank you for the greeting :)
    Thank you! I think it just make it a little special with the different texture :)

    Thank you!
    Please do :)

    Haha hopefully you are a convert now :)

  36. Great work buddy! This carrot soup looks awsome!

  37. Hey, Happy Belated Birthday whoever is it! Hope you've a wonderful time! At first, I thought it was Bugs Bunny Birthday...cause he loves carrot soup & carrot cakes too! hehe....

  38. fitzboy,
    Hey buddy thanks!

    My Little Space,
    Thank you haha! It does look like that :)

  39. Happy birthday! I love the topping! roasted carrot and cumin...yum

  40. Tummy says thank you! :)
    I'm very happy with the toppings haha!

  41. Would like to attempt some dishes but can only figure the easiest of all measurements tbs. I'm
    taking for granted that "l" stands for liter. Please agree or else will be crushed.Lol
    Could you enlighten me as to the meaning of "kg"

  42. garv
    Sorry about the confusion )
    l stands for liter indeed and kg stands for kilograms
    I hope that is of any help, good luck :)


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