Spiced Cauliflower Soup

The last couple of weeks have been a blur of activity and there has hardly been a minute in each day to stop and catch my breath.  Unfortunately not all the activity has been of the fun kind.  There have been a lot of sick children here but we are all on the mend and getting back into the school routine. I am therefore back into the routine of getting dinner made ahead of time as we’re out most afternoons and when we get home the kids are cold and hungry.  All the kids will happily eat warm bowls of soup for dinner providing I have some yummy bread to dunk in.  So tonight we had Spiced Cauliflower Soup with some Flour Tortillas.

I have been told that my friend Mandy makes a fantastic Spiced Cauliflower Soup and I want the recipe but she has just hopped on a plane and made her way over to South Africa for a holiday so I did a little research and came up with this recipe.  It was very warming and delicious with good kick of spice.  The kids stirred a generous spoonful of Greek yoghurt through theirs.  You can brush the hot tortillas with a little melted salted butter with crushed garlic stirred through then sprinkle the bread and soup with a little finely chopped parsley and coriander.  Very scrumptious bread for dipping.

spiced cauliflower soup

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 brown onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 small knob of ginger, peeled and grated
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
6  cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

to serve

coriander and parsley leaves, finely chopped
Greek yoghurt

Heat a large pot over a low heat with the olive oil.  Saute the onion for a few minutes then add the garlic and cook until soft.  Add the spices and stir for a minute.  Add the potatoes, cauliflower and stock.  Bring to the boil then simmer, covered, for 25 minutes.  Puree with a stick blender and season to taste.

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2 Responses to Spiced Cauliflower Soup

  1. Fiona says:

    Wow,
    That is delicious! Matt wanted me to tell you that he loved that amazing soup….have offered to make it for a friend with a cold ..in true Nat spirit!

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