Reader recipe: Curried apple soup
Photo by Tam West
This curried apple soup from reader Renuka Swaroop was a finalist in Bite's recent apple recipe competition. Renuka writes: "My mum used to make this very aromatic yummy soup in India when I was growing up and now I make this often during winters here in New Zealand. It is a very popular soup from South India that is very nourishing as well as tasty."
Renuka's recipe has been adapted by the Bite team to use a blender (in the original recipe the apple and vegetables were strained and mashed). For more apple recipes that got our attention, click here.
- Peel and finely chop the apples, parsnip and potato.
- Heat a heavy-based saucepan over a medium-low heat and add the butter and olive oil. Fry the cumin seeds and peppercorns until they start to splutter. Stir in the coriander and turmeric then the ginger and garlic. Fry for a minute then add the vegetables and cook over a very low heat for 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken stock, bring the boil, then cover, turn down the heat and simmer until vegetables are fork tender.
- Leave to cool a little then blend, add salt to taste and serve with fresh coriander leaves and a squeeze of lime.
Want to see more reader recipes? Have a look here at winners from earlier competitions.