Friday, 3 March 2006

A Bowl of Goodness

Soups could be one of the quickest and easiest food. I do have them quite often. Each time I try cooking a different kind of soup. This time planned to try potatoe and leek soup, since I have all the ingredients ready with me.

Potatoe and Leek Soup

What do we need:

4 potatoes, diced
3 leeks, sliced (white part only)
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp butter
4 1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 cream
1 tbsp chives, chopped

What do we do:

Melt the butter in a pot on medium heat. Sauté the onion and the leeks for 10 minutes until they are soft. Then, add the potatoes and pour in the vegetable broth.

Season with salt and pepper. When it starts to boil, lower the heat and let it simmer until the potatoes are cooked.

Remove from heat. Blend the soup until it is smooth without any lumps. Pour the cream into the blended mixture and transfer it to the stove again. Stir continuosly. Remove from heat when the soup just starts to boil. Sprinkle the chopped chives onto the soup.

Serve potatoe and leek soup hot with plain or toasted bread


Meenal Mehta said...

this is definitely a bowl full of goodness :-) the seafood steamed rice looked great ..

love fried rice and yeah the bit about using older left over rice instead of freshly cooked rice ...definitely true ..speak from experience

fooDcrazEE said...

lovely soup though a lot of people hated leek...

Puspha said...

Meenal: Yeah, thatz the rule of the thumb when cooking fried rice.

Mike: Thanx. Wonder why would people hate leek. I love itz oniony taste. Great cooked with carrots & oyster sauce.

Gini said...

This is one of my favorite soups. Is that chilly powder on the top? Nice touch..I should try that!

Puspha said...

Gini: It is cayenne pepper. Just sprinkled a litte on top to beautify it. :)
Let me know how u like it.

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