2 yellow onions
3 garlic cloves
1 medium-sized zucchini
1 gala apple
3 TBSP cider vinegar
4 cups vegetable (or chicken) stock
2 TBSP masala tandoori powder
1 TSP fennel seeds
salt & pepper
You know what they say: ‘Tandoori is the spice or life’ or maybe that’s not exactly what they say…Anyway, this may the ‘odd couple’ of soup ingredients, but the result is a slightly sweet, amazingly rich tasting soup. Not to mention, it’s a good conversational piece if you’re meeting in-laws/first time cooking for a girlfriend or boyfriend/cooking for a stranger you just let into your house, which is bad, don’t do that, etc…Awkward silence? Just say: ‘Hey! There’s apple in this soup! Crazy, right?’
First off, as always, chop the onion and mince the garlic cloves. Place them into a medium-sized pot and cook with some extra virgin olive on medium-high heat until the onions soften. While you’re waiting peel and chop the carrots into 1/2″ pieces. Once the onions soften, add the carrots to the pot along with the cider vinegar and a bit of salt & pepper. Reduce to medium heat, stir, and let cook for 5 minutes.
During that time you can chop up your zucchini and apple and add them to the pot. Give everything a good stir and let cook for another 5 minutes. Next, place all remaining ingredients in the pot, stir, and let the soup come to a simmer. Cover, turn to low heat, and let the soup bubble away for 15 minutes. Using a blender or food processor blend the contents of the pot until smooth. Place the puree back into the pot, along with 3 cups of water. Heat until the soup is simmering again. Salt & pepper to taste. If soup is still too thick add an additional cup of water, or stock if desired.
Ladle out into bowls, sit by a window, and sip while watching the snow fall!
Total cook time…30 min
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