This Curried Cauliflower and Carrot soup comes together in no time, and uses curry powder and cumin to spice things up (see what I did there?). Healthy, hearty and delicious, and uses common ingredients so no painful trips to the supermarket.
Is anyone out there addicted to the My Favourite Murder podcast?? I am super late to the party but we need to talk about it because I’m hooked and no one I know listens to it!! In one week I have listened to over 40 episodes. That’s how hooked I am.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, My Favourite Murder is a true crime podcast hosted by America comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. Each episode they pick a murder or true crime story to recount and discuss, and listeners also write in with their own “Hometown Murders” to share.
I’d say anyone who enjoys either true crime TV shows or CSI and Criminal Mind type shows would enjoy the podcast. It is equal parts disturbing and light hearted, which is appreciated when talking about such heavy topics!
Adam is a little concerned by my obsession with this podcast which I find hilarious! But it is a totally normal obsession right? I’m almost certain I am not alone (given that the podcast is followed by at least 60,000 people on FB!). I’ve always been curious and intrigued by crime stories, and I always wanted to be Oliva Benson from Law and Order SVU when I grew up. But sadly my career as New York City detective didn’t take off and now I cook delicious food and tell people about it!
Today’s creation is yet another delicious soup recipe! I love soup, in case you hadn’t quite worked that one out yet. It seems like I have two addictions – the My Favourite Murder podcast and making soup. Both excellent addictions to have in my opinion!
Soup is so simple and easy to make, and is a great way to get all the veggies in one delicious bowl. And this Curried Cauliflower and Carrot soup will not disappoint!
I’ve gone light on in my suggestions for the spices. Everyone has different taste preferences and I’d suggest always using less at first and building your way up from there. I’ve actually made this soup without the addition of curry powder and cumin and it was still delicious – so if you are cooking for children and want to omit these you can (or if you just don’t like curry powder)!
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion diced
- 2 garlic cloves thinly sliced
- 1 head cauliflower trimmed and cut into florets
- 6 medium carrots roughly chopped
- 1 l chicken or vegetable stock
- 400 g can cannellini beans drained and rinsed
- ½ tsp curry powder if you like spicy bump up to 1 tsp
- 1 tsp cumin 1 ½ tsp if you increased curry powder
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
Heat oil in a dutch oven or large saucepan on medium heat
Add onion and cook until softened, then add garlic, cumin and curry powder and cook for a further 30 seconds.
Add cauliflower, carrots and vegetable stock and stir to combine. Bring to boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer for 20 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
Add cannellini beans and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Using an immersion blender or standing blender, puree all the ingredients until smooth. If the soup is too thick for you, you can add some water or more stock at this stage and continue to puree to your preferred consistency.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve by itself or with some crusty bread! Enjoy!
Do you listen to My Favourite Murder and if you do, what is your favourite murder???