This post is a bit overdue, but better later than never, right?
Remember my friend Radha, who is from India? I was chatting with her a few weeks ago as she was asking me for ideas for dinner. I recommended my tilapia sandwich, and she loved it (and actually made it twice). In return, she gave me a recipe for her mom's Indian Potato Soup.
1-2 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (not too small)
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
1-2 green chili peppers, slit down the middle (somehow I came home and the green chili I bought wasn't in my bag! So I used a red one I already had at home)
1 inch ginger, peeled and made into a paste (I just microplane-d mine)
coconut milk to taste
1 cup frozen peas (optional)
1. Put potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Season with salt and cook until potatoes are half-way tender.
2. Add ginger, onions and chili pepper(s). If you are using frozen peas, add those after another 5 minutes.
3. Once the potatoes are completely cooked through (some might even fall apart), add coconut milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach the creaminess you like. Make sure to check for saltiness: the salt really brings out the flavors!
Radha recommends eating this soup with white bread or dosas (Indian bread), but I ate it as is because had finished my French baguette a day before :)
This was a very simple recipe to make, yet very comforting. This was definitely quite spicy, so I see how the bread would have helped.
What's your favorite potato based soup?