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  1. 7 tbsp sunflower oil

  2. 2 red onions , roughly chopped

  3. 4 cloves garlic ,

  4. 2 peeled and mashed into paste, other

  5. 2 chopped 4 cm piece fresh ginger , peeled and mashed into paste

  6. 1 pinches cayenne pepper

  7. 1 tsp ground coriander seeds

  8. 1 tsp garam masala

  9. 200 g mixed root vegetables , such as carrots, parsnips, sweet potatoes water , or vegetable stock

  10. 1 tsp mustard seeds

  11. 1 tsp cumin seeds

  12. 200 g block creamed coconut , grated

  13. 100 g butter

  14. 1 small handful fresh coriander , finely chopped naan breads , to serve

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Indian root vegetable soup Method 1. Heat 5 tablespoons of the oil in a pan and fry the onions, garlic paste and ginger paste for 5-6 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Stir in the cayenne pepper, ground coriander and garam masala and cook for a further 2-3 minutes, or until aromatic.

  2. Add the chopped root vegetables and add enough water or vegetable stock to cover. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender. Blend the soup until smooth with a stick blender.

  3. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the mustard seeds and cumin seeds until they begin to pop. Stir them into the soup, then add the grated creamed coconut until melted.

  4. Place the butter, chopped garlic and some of the chopped coriander into a small pan and heat until the butter is melted. Heat a griddle pan until smoking, then add the naan bread. Brush the naan with the melted butter on both sides and cook until warmed through and golden-brown.

  5. To serve, ladle into bowls and sprinkle with the remaining chopped coriander. Serve the naan bread alongside.


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