Turmeric Leek & Potato Soup
IntroductionProviding Indian ingredients to this classic soup opens a whole new window to what you can do with potatoes and leeks and introduces new flavors that you might not have thought about. The coconut cream enhances the smooth, creamy, and silky texture that you will notice from the very first spoonful. Providing Indian ingredients to this classic soup opens a whole new window to what you can do with potatoes and leeks and introduces new flavors that you might not have thought about. The coconut cream enhances the smooth, creamy, and silky texture that you will notice from the very first spoonful.
13 oz. (370 gm) leek stalk, sliced in 1/4 inch thickness
2 medium size Russet potatoes (about a pound)
3 medium shallots, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
5 cloves of garlic, crushed and chopped
4 cups of water
2 tablespoons of olive oil
1/3 teaspoon of ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of salt (additional to taste, if needed)
1/2 cup of coconut cream
1 tablespoon of butter, unsalted
1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder
1 tablespoon of plain low fat yogurt or Greek yogurt
When preparing the leeks, cut the top 2 inches of the stalks and discard; however, please use the rest of the green as well as the white parts. The green part is where most of the nutrients are and it enhances the flavor of your soup.
In a 8 to 10 inch diameter pot, heat the olive oil over medium high heat. When oil is hot, saute the shallots until translucent, then add the garlic. Continue to saute for another minute.
Begin to add the leeks a handful at a time, saute for about a minute between handfuls. Once all leeks are cooking, stir and continue to saute for another few minutes reducing heat to medium.
Next, add the 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Once water is boiling, add the potatoes, salt, and pepper and lower heat to low, cover, and continue to cook for about 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, using a fork, check to make sure the potatoes are tender and cooked. Using a ladle, transfer approximately 4 scoops into a prepared food processor.
To the food processor, now add the coconut cream, butter, and Turmeric powder. Process until everything is well blended and the mixture is silky smooth. Once accomplished, return the mixture to the pot with the remainder of the soup, stir until well blended.
Lower heat to simmer and allow to finish on simmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot, with a sprinkle of chopped fresh parsley or cilantro. Enjoy.
Serving Size: as prepared, makes approximately 6 8 oz. servings
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NICKNPDX.