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Purple Carrots Soup

This recipe will turn out awesome with the beautifully blushing pinkish orange Delhi carrots. If you spot them in your market, you should never miss an opportunity to bring them home.
By Radhika Penagonda

Purple Carrots Soup

Purple Carrots Soup
 
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This recipe will turn out awesome with the beautifully blushing pinkish orange Delhi carrots. If you spot them in your market, you should never miss an opportunity to bring them home.
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Recipe Type: Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 medium purple carrots
  • 1 medium red onion
  • handful of mint leaves
  • handful of fenugreek sprigs
  • few drops of neutral oil for roasting
  • extra virgin olive oil for garnish ~ optional
  • wedge of lemon
  • ½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Wash the carrots, towel dry, trim the top, smear a little oil and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Peel the onion, cut in half, smear with a little oil and place face down on the sheet. Bake for 30-40 mins until tender and juices begin to run. Alternatively, you could pan roast them with a few drops of oil.
  3. Wash, pick and towel dry the mint and methi (fenugreek) sprigs. Leave out the tougher stem and just pinch out the sprigs and leaves.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet or kadai, add a few drops of neutral oil. When the oil is hot, drop the sprigs and roast until wilted. Blend the wilted herbs and roasted carrots when cooled, with some water to the desired soupy consistency.
  5. Transfer to a big pot, season with salt, freshly ground black pepper and simmer on low for 10-15 mins.
  6. Drizzle some EVOO and serve warm with a wedge of lime or lemon on the side.
Notes
I had originally used white onions and found that when roasted they tend to make the soup a little sweeter. For that reason, I have mentioned red onions in the recipe. Skip onions altogether, if they are too sweet for your taste. Feel free to add garlic for roasting and optionally, spice up the soup with roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder if you are in the mood for it.
Radhika Penagonda

Radhika Penagonda

Radhika Penagonda is a vegetarian food blogger, ardent photographer and enthusiastic cook who loves to explore new ingredients and believes strongly in eating with our eyes first. Passionate about home-made food prepared from natural ingredients, minimally processed and close to nature, she shares through her blog how home style or not 100% vegetarian food can be lip smacking tasty and simply delicious.

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Originally Published: March 12, 2013

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