Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Carrot and Orange Soup


Musambi/Sweet Lime juice was my juice of choice in hostel days. Sipping a large glass of Musambi juice with hot & spicy pav bhaji, late at night was a ritual I looked forward to :) But tastes change! Now it is orange & carrot juice which has taken prime place in my kitchen, sometimes I add pineapple as well. Also, the fact that musambi is not available where I live, made me move on to oranges.

When I came across a soup made out of carrots & oranges, I was intrigued and decided to give it a try. It is a very straight forward recipe, use of the pressure cooker makes it ever so fast. I like it more on the orangey' side, you may adjust oranges and carrot quantities as per taste, it is quite flexible. I would not recommend making it with store bought juice from the cartons! It makes for one absolutely beautiful colored soup :)
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Carrot and Orange Soup
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2 large carrots, chopped
2 oranges squeezed to get juice
1 tbsp oil/butter
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 small onion chopped
2.5 cups water
salt & pepper to taste
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1. Heat oil/butter.
2. Add onion, garlic & carrots. Saute till they soften a bit.
3. Add water, salt & pepper. Cook till done. I pressure cooked it for 3 whistles, can be done in a saucepan too.
4. Let cool a bit and blend smooth, I used my indispensable hand blender. Let cool about 5mins.
5. Add orange juice and serve.
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Variation:
Ginger can be added for a different flavor.
Combining two power houses of nutrition sure makes for one healthy soup.

Into Green? Then check out my Avocado, Peas and Mint Soup

46 comments:

Seena said...

Richa, wonderful! Never thought of such one.. Now another way to take carrots.. :D

Sig said...

I saw the title and thought wow, that soup must have a gorgeous color... and wow, it does... :) Beautiful!

Pearlsofeast said...

Hi Richa.I had this last week in a resturant and it tasted divine. I wanted to try out.Thanks so much to sharing this aromatic recipe.
Very nice presentation

sunita said...

That is indeed a lovely coloured soup...love both the main ingredients :-)

indosungod said...

The color is gorgeous, the soup simple to make and enjoy while we wait for some warm weather to arrive.

Happy cook said...

Love the pictures and the colour of the soup.
Have made carrot soup but never with this combo

Saswati said...

wow thats a lovely colour richa and a very unique soup

Richa said...

thanks seena!
sure, a lil' change from the usual :)

thanks sig!
the color is enticing :)

Richa said...

thanks pearlsofeast!
wow! u had this last week, cool! did they garnish it by any chance?

thanks sunita!
u too like both ing :)

Richa said...

thanks isg!
true, a few more weeks for the wdr to change, enjoy in the meanwhile :)

thanks hc!
u back from ur break?

thanks saswati!
true, unique indeed!

Raaga said...

lovely

Kalai said...

Gorgeous color! Those flavors sound wonderful, Richa! :)

Uma said...

lovely color, Richa! unique combo for a soup! Must have tasted great.

Cham said...

Gorgeous Colour, perfect twist with orange, guess the variation with ginger would be spicy and balanced too :)

Mansi Desai said...

that's definitely a nice pairing of ingredients Richa...wonder how it would taste??!!:)

musical said...

Such a beautiful looking soup, must have tasted so fresh! Hey, and musambis and musambi juice, kya yaad dilaya yaar :).

TheCooker said...

That colour! Gorgeous.

Vaishali said...

Lovely soup, Richa. The carrots, oranges and garlic sound like quite a tantalizing flavor medley!

Vanamala said...

wonderful...

Meera said...

Looks awesome. What a lovely recipe... I have made orange rasam but not orange soup. Great idea.
Orange rasam is happily sitting in my draft since ages!! :-)

& Pav bhaji & Mosambi juice!!! How nostalgic!:-)

Richa said...

thanks raaga, kalai, uma!

thanks cham!
yup, ginger is a good variation too.

Richa said...

thanks mansi!
it taste like carrot & orange heh!heh! ;) try krje, taney bhavsey!

thanks musy!
mannu pata siga thuannu pasand aooga! musambi mmmmm, what can i say :)


thanks tc!

thanks vaishali!
yup, it was a diff kinda' drink!

Richa said...

thanks vanmala!

thanks meera!
we hostelities know that combo very well, don't we ;)

TBC said...

Wow! now that is something I have never even heard of! Nice color.:-)

Cynthia said...

Look at those mesmerizing and beautiful colours. We do eat with our eyes first.

How have you been?

Padmaja said...

Richa!! Lovely warm soup with those amazing colours!!! Love it!!!

Hima said...

I was never into soups until I got introduced to this wonderful food blog world. The colour of the soup is so inviting richa.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

this one is very interesting!! Looks really good... and sure it tasted gr8 too

Divya Vikram said...

the soup looks too cute..nice pics

Namratha said...

Interesting combination, the colour is fabulous Richa!! :)

Madhavi said...

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First time here, Soup looks great and love the pic, very nice blog :))

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Sia said...

i had this soup in one of the pubs here and fell in love with it. since then i had tried 2 recipes from net but it no where came close to that taste. now its ur recipe's turn richa:) will let u know when i try it.

Shella said...

Carrots n Orange - what an interesting combo my dear.....I am sure it tasted awesome.. the colour is lovely

Pravs said...

what a unique recipe ! nice pics.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW!...
This is a different combination... Never tried before.... Looks perfect... Nice colour....

Lisa said...

This is an intriguing soup indeed! I will have to try this at some point.

White On Rice Couple said...

Is the Musambi Sweet Lime juice from the fruit of a Musambi Sweet Lime?
This is new for us!
Mmmmm, just thinking about the combination of carrot, orange and pineapple is divine!

Priyanka said...

Richa, you come up with the most wonderful soups- i like the suggestion of adding ginger to the soup- it will probably enhance the taste even more- really makes for a very colorful soup.

Susan said...

Glowing with beta carotene! Looks so refreshing. Bet it tastes as great icy cold as warm.

Arundathi said...

i make carrot soup a lot - now i'm gonna add the orange. sounds great!

Linda said...

Spectacular photos as always, Richa! A real pick-me-up on a still-too-cool evening. Thanks! :)

Tee said...

What an unusual combination! I lovthe color :) We always have carrots and oranges at home...must try this soon.

vegeyum said...

A great combination, carrot and orange. Perfect for this time of the year.

Miri said...

I have heard about this soup and alwasy wondered - now I know - will be trying it soon! Thanks it looks so inviting and delicious

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Cham said...

Hi Richa,
I made this soup yest, wow, what can i say, it was a pleasant and wonderful taste ! I enjoyed like a cold soup to beat the heat wave in CA...Thanks to share such easy, healthy and wonderful recipe. I am passing make my day award to u...Hope u love it!
Cham.