Monday, February 4, 2013

Potato & Leek Soup...

Writing after ages today... wondering where to pick up the thread from... last 6 months have been eventfullll... moved countries.. new city... house hunting... settling.. job hunting... settling... phew guess I kinda summarized it well .. lol...

After 5 looong years in Bahrain.. we decided to move back to India.. Mumbaii... wasn't easy for a Delhi-ite me to settle in in Mumbai and cope up with the superr-fassttt life here... and a new job... looong working hours.. n the Indian work-culture... the lesser said the better ;) ... anyways its all good now n I so wanted to be back to my cooking .. n my blog :))

Though it really doesnt get wintery in Mumbai.. but watever pleasant it gets... decided to experiment a Potato & Leek Soup... this one was on my mind since I had seen this in Masterchef Australia season 1.. those who are Masterchef Australia fans... Poh had made this for the navy guys during one of her tasks.. and it just tasted so brilliant... its thick and yummm... sharing my version of the recipe...

Leek - 1 think and long stick
Potatoes - 2 medium
Milk - 1 cup
Olive Oil - 1 Tsp & 1 tsp
Butter (salted) - 1 tsp
Salt & Pepper - to taste
Garlic - for garnish

1. Coarsely chop the Leek & the Potatoes
2. In a non-stick skillet, heat the Olive oil and the Butter. As the Butter sizzles, add the chopped Leek and saute for 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the chopped Potatoes, sprinkle a lil salt and cook covered on a slow flame for about 10 minutes/ or till the Potatoes soften (keep checking with a fork in between)
4. Add milk and let it boil. Remove from the flame and let it cool.
5. Transfer the mixture into a blender and blend for about 30-45 seconds.
6. Taste the soup and add salt & pepper to taste.
7. In a small non stick pan, heat about 1 tsp of Olive Oil and saute coarsely chopped Garlic for about a minute, till garlic turns brown.
8. Pour the soup into mugs and garnish with garlic...


Sip into the yummy soup and enjoyyyy !!!... I served it with homemade Bruschettazz... couldn't click that well.. so lets save the recipe for another day... for now... Relish the souppppp...

Linking the recipe to Sayantani's event - Winter warmer recipes, with a giveaway sponsored by Cuponation.

3 comments:

  1. I love potato soup, this one sounds perfect. I love the garlic garnish.

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  2. One of my favourite soups to have. But I have it quite rarely because of the inclusion of potato.It tastes wonderful. the addition of garlic is the twist that interests me. Would love to try it soon. Thanks for sharing.
    good to see you back in action in your space.

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  3. beautiful soup... glad to have seen your page, following u!!! i'm really wondering how it would be to move from Bahrain to India, I really cannot think about moving out of Dubai to settle in Kerala!
    http://sweettoothraf.blogspot.com

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