December 8, 2010

Potato & Leek Soup

There is something special about soups, when there is a nip in the air, Isn't it?? I love having soups throughout the year, but a Hot bowl of soup with some warm garlic bread on cold winters is a real heart warmer.

Potatoes & Leeks are an awesome together. The flavors combine really well & is quite filling too because of all the starch from the potatoes.

Potato & Leek Soup

You Will Need:
  • 2 Leeks - thinly sliced
  • 2 large Potatoes - peeled & cubed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock/water
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 tsp cracked pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Salt as per taste
  • Chives for garnish
How To:
  • Heat Oil in a pot, Add chopped garlic & bayleaf. Saute for a minute. Later, add chopped leeks & cook for 2-3 mins till the leeks are tender.
  • Add cubed potatoes & water or vegetable stock with some salt& red chilli powder. Cook covered until the potaoes are fully cooked.
  • Discard the bayleaf & blend the soup in a blender. Return the soup to the pot & reheat. Add freshly cracked pepper & check for Salt. Garnish with Chives
Serve HOT !!! Enjoi !!!!

The original recipe does not call for Red Chilli Powder, but I added it to satisfy my Indian tastebuds.
I had this yummy soup with some warm garlic bread & it definitely was a winter warmer.


Madhura Manoj said...

Slurp...Looks creamy!!

Priya said...

My favourite soup, sooo tempting and creamy..

Priya Sreeram said...

this is really good- will try this out !

Paaka Shaale said...

The soup looks so yummy and comforting Deesha. Would love to have that bowl :)

Sush said...

I too make potato & leek soup. Taste so nice, isn't it? Loved your pic, as always :)

Radhika @ foodfor7stages said...

Last few days has been brutally cold. I need this comforting soup to warm myself. Awesome click

Veena Jhanak said...

The color of the soup is so much autumn like. Soup looks luscious.

Cham said...

I feel grabbing ur warm bowl for the cold day we have!

Sathya Sankar said...

Nice and healthy soup for a cold day, love the click !

Panchpakwan said...

Sop looks creamy and delicious.Beautiful click.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Very creamy n rich soup

Vegetarian Zest said...

Creamy soup...just perfect for those chilli winters.

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

really need this soup here in Uk..;)...looks sooooooo good !

Amethy said...

Thanks for sharing your recipe and your tips as well, great help for me as a newbie in the kitchen, just starting ang enjoying cooking.