Sunday, May 2, 2010

Carrot & Orange Soup

Carrot orange soup

I just love fruits so much. In fact there isn't a fruit that I deny eating. :) wow.. I just realized that. :)

I was always skeptical about cooking fruits and felt that "they taste really good as it is, then why cook them?". But then I was proved wrong when I tried this soup today.

Orange in a soup is extremely aromatic and taste fantastic too. The hint of the zest makes the soup different and exciting.

Do I need to say more when carrots are included too?! ;)

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Ingredients:

Orange - 2 large
Carrots - 3
Zest of orange - 2 tsp
Onion - 1
Olive oil - 2 tsp
Vegetable stock - 2 cups
Paprika - 1/2 tsp (optional - but it definitely gives a good flavor)
Salt - for taste
Pepper - for taste

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Method:

Heat olive oil in a pan and add roughly chopped onions and orange zest. Fry for few mins in low flame.

Now add chopped carrots and vegetable stock and bring to boil. Let it go on till carrots turn tender. Once done, remove from heat and puree it in a blender.

Boil the onion carrot puree in a fresh pan adding salt and paprika to it. Remove from the heat and add the orange juice. Do not heat the soup after adding orange juice, the flavor will disappear or even turn bitter. Finally add some cream and pepper before serving. :)

Orange and carrot soup is ready to eat. Enjoy a juicy soup :)

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Note:

Zest, also known as citrus peel, is a food ingredient that is prepared by scraping or cutting from the outer, colorful skin of citrus fruits such as lemon, orange, citron and lime. Zest is used to add flavor to foods.

Check this link to know how to scrape zest of citrus fruits.

Paprika is a spice made from grinding the dried fruits of Capsicum. The seasoning is used in many cuisines to add color and flavor to dishes.

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Written by: Nithya
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47 comments:

Faiza Ali said...

That one colour and healthy soup, Nithya. I am sure it was very flavorful and yummy.

Happy Cook said...

Beautiful and delicous looking soup.

Kalai said...

wow Nithya! Nice Orange colors, more than the soup, I am admiring the pictures. Lovely shots with those simple oranges. The soup is really different to me, will try this sometime.

Kairali sisters said...

Wow..Soup looks so healthy and that too carrots and oranges heavenly da...

Love
Kairali sisters

Anncoo said...

OMG! your pics looks stunning! Love your new layout ;D and healthy soup too!

Hari Chandana said...

Woww!!!.. What a lovely pesentation !?... Looks delicious and tempting.. you r really gr8 Nithya..AWESOME!!!

jeyashrisuresh said...

ooh what a clourful and yummy soup. i tasted it very long back in a restaurent,almost forgot to try it. bookmarking this.
beautiful clicks

divya said...

Woww!!!.. What a lovely pesentation !?... Looks delicious and tempting.. you r really gr8 Nithya..AWESOME!!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow very healthy soup,love the colour.nice photography!

Nisha said...

Wow never thought of cooking oranges, soup looks lovely.

Swathi said...

Nithya,

Nice colored soup. carrot rich in beta carotne, orange is rich in vitamin c.

Suma Rowjee said...

Orange zest in soup is really innovative!! Lovely presentation as usual!!

Swapna Sree said...

wooow!!!!lovely soup with awesome presentation.....

Sharmilee! :) said...

Colorful Orangeee click....innovative soup...Luved the first click very much and all those orange swirls. Beautiful beautiful click Nithi...am seeing the pics again and again...Keep up the gud work!!!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Love the decoration & an innovative recipe

Shabs.. said...

Loved ur presentation...the flavours are something that i would never even think of...Real good one....i love the second shot best.

Panchpakwan said...

Lovely combo of fruit and veggies..

Amazing photos..Feel like having it right now..:)

VineelaSiva said...

Wow what a presentation.I always love ur pics.No words to say.Healthy and colour ful soup will try.

Ann said...

Great presentation, awesome color. Looks so tempting and good

Pavithra said...

Wonderful healthy soup nithi.. ha ha same pinch both us posted with orange zest recipe.. Looks great.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and same colour and healthy combo.

Jay said...

Hope I haven't seen you quite a long days...How u.

Your colorful soup is incredibly awesome and creates watery mouth. Just tempted to taste it dear.

Kanchana Praveen said...

Mind blowing presentation. Appreciate your creativity. The soup looks delicious and healthy too.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely pictures! I love the first picture a lot!!!! First thing i just go through your pictures,then only I read your recipe ;)

phanitha said...

looks great sounds delicious...

Aps said...

healthy soup Awesome nd nice click :)

PranisKitchen said...

carrot and orange soup..i can imagine the sweet n sour taste of this soup..
lovely color and presentation..very healthy one looks so yummy

Gita Jaishankar said...

Wonderful clicks Nithya...orange and carrot soups sounds and looks very interesting...love the nice color of this soup :)

Ammu Madhu said...

carrot and orange?I never tried this combo.looks lovely and very inviting.nice snap.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! interesting combo ..Lovely presentation!

Mriganayani said...

I eat a salad with this combo but never a soup - I have to try this sometime. I can almost taste it while I look at the pictures!

An Open Book said...

interesting combo..love the pics

Rachana Kothari said...

I love carrot orange soup! yumm!!!!

San said...

What a refreshing n an interesting soup nits.Colorful pics attracts a lot n it's a different combo too.

I appreciate you for the unique recipe dear.

Suja Sugathan said...

Orange and carrot soup sounds very interesting..a lovely, healthy combo with beautiful color.. lovely presentation!!

You have a wonderful space nithya..
following u..

Aruna Manikandan said...

Wow!!!
Nice combo
Soup looks delicious dear:-)
Lovely clicks..

Leena said...

Very colourful soup...love the pics..Fabulous!!

Sayali said...

I have never seen such snaps on any other blog...great work Nithya...!!
Happy to know about your blog ..:)

Malar Gandhi said...

Wow, awesome presentation, you have put lot of thought/effort into this soup..and I simply adore it:)

SpicyTasty said...

looks healthy and tasty..nice combo!!

Madhuri said...

Colorful soup. Love it. First time here. I'm glad found you. Will be back to see more.

Preeti Kashyap said...

Lovely spring soup Nithya and I love the new look of your blog. Do participate in my green gourmet event! will love to have your lovely looking dishes.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Carrot and Orange soup,hmm looks simply beautiful

Parita said...

Wow! What a delightful combination!

தக்குடுபாண்டி said...

beautiful narration madam.

Dolly said...

Wow Nithya..Beautiful, amazing Clicks..Love ur presentation. Soup looks healthy and delicious..

Superchef said...

I totally totally love the pics in this post!! im at awe!! :)

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