May 13, 2011

Apple Soup

Almost a month ago, I was invited to attend a cooking demo by Chef Vicky Ratnani of Gourmet Central fame. The whole demo was centered around using Wasington Apples in various dishes. While, I was amazed at the versatality of apples, one particular dish that caught my attention was this simple soup made that Chef Vicky made using apples & Pumpkin. It was creamy, delicious & had a nice mix of flavours. I am a soup girl & I had to try that recipe ...

Apple Soup

I tweaked the recipe a little & added potatoes instead. Potatoes lend a nice creamy texture to the soup thereby, making the use of fresh cream optional. I actually didn't add any cream to my soup at all & yet it turned out rich & creamy. Ofcourse, if you want a better taste, add cream. Fresh cream makes everything taste better afterall :)

I love the addition of curry powder. It gives a nice subtle kick without overpowering the other flavours. Replace with red chilli powder, of you want to.

Let's head straight to the recipe ...

Serves 2

You Will Need:
  • 2 Apples ( I used Granny Smith ) - peeled, cored & diced
  • 2 large Potatos - peeled & diced
  • 1 large onion - diced
  • A small piece of ginger
  • A stalk of lemongrass
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tsp curry/sambar powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • A dash of turmeric
  • Chopped parsley for garnish
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh cream - optional
  • Water or Vegetable stock - as needed

How To:
  • In a large pot, heat some olive oil, add green chilli,  shredded ginger & allow it to sizzle. Add diced onions & allow them to sweat. Throw in the apples & potatoes & stir. Add turmeric, lemon grass & curry powder & mix well. Add some stock or water, cover with a lid & allow it to cook on medium flame. Stir at regular intervals.
  • Once the apples & potatoes are soft, turn off the stove & allow it to cool down. Discard the lemon grass & Blend into a smooth puree.
  • Return the soup to the pot, Add some water or stock to adjust the consistency. Don't make the soup very thin & runny. Be careful in adding the amount of water or stock. Add little at a time to adjust the consistency. This is a creamy soup, so you will know, how much to add.  Add cream if using & heat gently.
  • Turn off the stove & garnish with chopped parsley.
Serve with some toasted bread .. Enjoi !!!


Reva said...

Yummy yum soup.... looks delicious... very warming and soul-filling:)

Prathibha said...

That soup looks sooper...these days I m on soups for dinner,lemme try this on one of these days..:)

Sayantani said...

lovely recipe...perfect for this summer wather.

Suparna said...

hi Deesha,
I watch vicky Ratnani's show, he's quite entertaining and fun:P
The soup is an unusual one for the combo its made of...interesting:P

Pushpa said...

Lovely fusion of flavors.Love it totally.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

This certainly looks so creamy. Never used sambar powder for soups, so sounds interesting. very well captured

Hamaree Rasoi

Sadhana Valentina said...

Nice one deesha.. U have many wonderful recipes in ur blog.. Following u...

Sobha Shyam said...

looks awesome..very creamy soup :)..never had apple soup before..thanx for the visit to my space..glad to follow u :)

Laavanya said...

Apple soup? How neat is that.. looks fantastic.

Priti said...

Love the idea ...looks so gud

Vardhini said...

Apple soup looks so yummy. Never tried it before. Very healthy too.


Priya said...

Soup looks super creamy and fabulous..cant believe its a apple soup..

Hari Chandana said...

Interesting recipe.. looks too good and inviting.. lovely presentation too !!
Indian Cuisine

Now Serving said...

wow apple soup is an amazing idea - totally the kind I'd love to try :)

One Healthy Cook said...

looks so yumm and healthy... who knew apple can be eaten in form of soup too :). love to try it out.... you have a lovely blog ... glad that i found it while blog hopping ... happy to follow you !