Eat’n Veg’n Food and Recipe’s Samosa Soup
Updated: September 5th, 2011
I’ve never been much of a soup person. I never crave soup, and I definitely don’t eat it as an appetizer. And creamy soups just don’t do anything for me. I want my soups with a lotta chunk and texture; they have to be a meal that’s not going to leave me hungry in an hour. And there must be thick bread for dunking or crushed crackers on top.
But, for the second day in a row I’ve cooked a big pot of soup.
Recently, the idea of what a samosa would be like as a soup popped into my head. I’d never heard of it before, and I wasn’t so sure it would be easy to make. But lo and behold, the first result in a Google search for “samosa soup” just happened to be from a vegan blog: eat’n veg’n food and recipes.
You must try this soup. Seriously, it’s damn good. And it makes a lot of food with at least 8-10 servings.
As usual, I can never follow a recipe exactly. Here are some of the modifications I made to make eat’n veg’n’s soup even tastier:
- I doubled the measurements all of the spices. In fact, I would even triple the measurements of the coriander, chili powder, and curry powder.
- Lightly toast the dried spices in the pot before adding the oil and the mustard seeds. Toasting will bring out their flavours even more and give the soup a richer flavour.
- I diced the potatoes, onions, and cauliflower so that the pieces are about the size of a dime.
- I didn’t use light coconut milk. This soup really needs the depth of flavour that full fat coconut milk has.
- I omitted the cilantro and cayenne entirely. I find cilantro can overwhelm the more delicate flavours in the soup and the heat from the curry, chili powder, and black pepper is perfect.
- I didn’t use more than 2-3 tbsp lemon juice. More than this could make the soup tangy.
- If you have an immersion blender, immerse it into the pot for 5-7 seconds to puree some of the potato and make the soup a little thicker. If you have a blender, remove about 3 cups of the soup and lightly puree it for a few seconds, then return the mixture to the pot. Be very careful not to burn yourself!
- You may need to add a little more water than the recipe calls for (3 cups). I added 4 1/2 cups to make sure my veggies were covered and would cook properly.