Prepare to fall in love with this Spicy Carrot Coconut Soup – a delightful blend of flavors that will keep you coming back for more, no matter the season!
Why? Well, let me tell you! The zing from the ginger garlic paste will invigorate your senses like a warm embrace during the chilly winter months. The creamy richness of coconut milk will whisk you away to a tropical oasis in the midst of scorching summer days. And the fiery kick from the chili powder will awaken your taste buds with every spoonful, making this soup a year-round favorite!
I crafted this recipe when I didn’t feel like going to the store. I checked what I had in my cupboard and voilà, the spicy carrot coconut soup was born. I also won a contest with this recipe. It’s now printed in Ekoplaza’s cookbook in The Netherlands
Now, let’s embark on a flavorful voyage together as we dive into the recipe!
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 kg of fresh, vibrant carrots
- 1 can of luscious coconut milk
- 1 red onion
- 1 tablespoon of ginger garlic paste
- Chili powder, as much as your taste buds dare to handle
- 3 cubes of rich and aromatic stock
- 250 ml of water
- A dash of salt and pepper to dance on your palate
- Begin by peeling and chopping the carrots into chunks that will be easy to blend later. A carrot’s natural sweetness combined with the coconut milk will be your secret to crafting this flavour-packed soup!
- Slice the red onion into chunks as well, that will add a subtle savoury note to balance the sweetness of the carrots.
- Put it all together in a pot with the coconut milk, ginger garlic paste and stock cubes, no need to fry anything, this is as simple as it gets.
- Ah, the chili powder! Don’t be shy now. Add this fiery delight to the pot, but remember, you hold the reins of spiciness. Go wild if you dare, or opt for a gentler touch to keep it mellow
- Add the water so all ingredients are just under the surface of the broth.
- As the soup simmers, the carrots will soften and absorb the heavenly coconut-infused broth, creating a luxurious texture that will make you feel like royalty with every spoonful.
- Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, letting them gracefully enhance the flavours. Taste and adjust as needed, for this soup is a symphony of flavours, and we want every note to be pitch-perfect.
- Once the carrots are tender and the flavours are in perfect harmony, it’s time to blend this concoction into a velvety, smooth delight. Use an immersion blender or carefully transfer the soup to a blender, processing until it reaches a creamy consistency.
- Your Spicy Carrot Coconut Delight is now ready to be served! Ladle the soul-warming soup into bowls, and if you wish, garnish with a sprinkle of chili powder and cilantro for a vibrant finishing touch.
This Spicy Carrot Coconut Delight will tantalise your taste buds, warm your heart, and leave you craving for more. It pairs perfectly with a crusty slice of bread or a side salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Get ready to indulge in this enchanting symphony of flavours, for this soup is an all-season delight! Enjoy!