Monday, May 20, 2013

Vegetarian Curry Soup

My husband and I absolutely love Indian food and this Vegetarian Curry Soup is one of our favourite choices for a vegetarian meal.  The health benefits of living a vegetarian lifestyle are extremely well understood, but I just don't think we would be able to fully commit to the limitations of no meat. However, when we have the opportunity to eat authentic Indian cuisine, I think it could be a possibility! For now, I try to stick to planning at least one vegetarian meal a week.

This Vegetarian Curry Soup is a great Veggie night option. It has a dark rich broth, a full aromatic flavour and is surprisingly filling. I use a pre made curry paste for seasoning, which makes it much less complicated than your standard Indian stew, and the majority of the ingredients can be a combination of whatever you have in the fridge!

Vegetarian Curry Soup
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1/2 cup of onion, chopped
2 large carrots, diced
1 zucchini, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
1 can of chick peas
1 can diced tomato (with juices)
2 cups of vegetable broth
1/4 cup sour cream
3 cups of baby spinach

To start, heat a couple of table spoons of olive oil in a heavy bottomed pot. Add onion, garlic, carrot, zucchini and red peppers to the oil and sauté for a few minutes. 

Vegetarian Curry Soup

Then, stir in one or two tablespoons of your favourite red curry paste (I usually buy patak's) and sauté for an additional minute or two. Stir in chick peas, tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender. Add sour cream and stir until the soup broth thickens slightly. Just before serving add baby spinach so that it wilts, but does not fully cook.  

Vegetarian Curry Soup
*Tip* - when I make this soup, I ladle the soup I know we will eat into a 
smaller pot before wilting the spinach. When reheating leftovers 
I add a handful of spinach to the bowl, stir and microwave until hot.

Vegetarian Curry Soup

This is one of those recipes that really keeps getting better as it sits in the fridge... so make a big batch and enjoy it all week!

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