2013-01-02

Home-made Creamy Zucchini Soup

Gourmet Soup you can make at home with lots of nutrition and taste. Better than the restaurant for sure.


* 2 zucchinis (medium)
* 2 potatoes (medium)
* 1 onion (white)
* 2 cloves of garlic
* 3-4 tablespoons of ghee or butter 
* ½ litre water (if you want it less creamy use more water)
* 2 teaspoons of curry powder
* We did not use any stock for this soup
* Salt, pepper and ground ginger
   Optional: Fresh parsley or another garnish

Prepare 
 Cut garlic and onion into small pieces (diced).
 Cut zucchini in half and slice (don’t peel).
 Dice and peel potatoes
.
Cook
Put ghee or butter in a pot and heat. I prefer using ghee.
Put garlic and onions with curry powder and stir. Leave 5 minutes until translucent.
Add water (if you use a stock add it here).
Add potatoes and zucchini and cook until soft for 20 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Also add a small amount of ground ginger to taste.
Puree until mixed (we blended it and had the same effect).
Scrap out if you used a blender and return to the pot. Or, now you are ready to serve it!
Add fresh parsley as a garnish.

Serve
Makes 2 portions (what I call gourmet restaurant portions) and with 1 left-over. I describe it like this because everyone has a different idea of size so this eliminates any confusions. In other words, it's not your fast-food or Sloppy Joe portion (nothing wrong with that either by the way).

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