Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Curry Soup


Cilantro garnish optional…

Audrey age 7: “Is that curry soup? I love that stuff.”  

     I first tasted this savory potato soup at a playgroup lunch hosted by my friend Debbie. She came up with the recipe after eating something like it at a restaurant. I loved it so much that Debbie brought my family a batch of this soup several months later when I had a new baby. The curry soup nourished me when I needed it most! It’s hearty without packing many calories.
     I like to make curry soup for dinner because it's a fairly simple recipe and I am a sucker for coconut milk. I serve it with fresh bread of any kind—breadsticks, biscuits, whatever! The next day, curry soup makes good leftovers because it thickens in the fridge. 

Ingredients:
2 carrots, peeled & sliced
6 medium potatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
2 cans creamed corn
1 can coconut milk
2 cups frozen corn
1 tsp. curry
1 tsp. turmeric
1 Tbsp. salt


Directions:
1. Put carrots, potatoes, and onions in a large pot and cover just barely with water. Boil till soft but not mushy (quicker if you put a lid on the pot)—about 15 minutes.

Diced and sliced
2. Add creamed corn, coconut milk, frozen corn, and spices (including salt).

3. Simmer about 15 minutes, uncovered.

*Curry  Soup Nutrition facts:
Ingredient
Calories
Sodium (% RDA)
Fiber (g)
Protein (g)
Calcium (% RDA)
6 medium potatoes
660
0
12
18
12
2 medium carrots
50
4
4
2
4
1 large onion
60
0
3
2
3
2 x 14.75 oz. cans creamed corn
420
105
14
14
0
13.66 oz. can coconut milk
700
5
0
5
0
1 Tbsp. salt
0
300
0
0
0
Total (~ 16 cups)
2130 kcal
414%
39 g
47 g
19 %
1 cup serving
133 kcal
26%
2.5 g
3 g
1 %

*Calculated from food packaging and the following website: http://nutritiondata.self.com
 I used “Great Value” brand creamed corn, “Hanover” brand frozen corn, “Thai Kitchen” brand coconut milk, and “Morton” brand salt.



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  2. Hi! Great recipe. I never thought to add creamed corn before. What a good idea! :)

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  3. ooh, this looks fantastic. i love curried anything + i bet this soup would be just fantastic. plus, it's rainy + gloomy here in nashville today so it's the perfect day for it!

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