Saturday, October 15, 2011

Curried Red Potato & Edamame Soup

This is a delicious potato soup with an unexpected flavor- curry! It is easy to make and is perfect for a cold Autumn night! Garam masala is an Indian spice...if you can't find it in your regular grocery store, try Whole Foods or a specialty market. Enjoy!

2 Tbl butter
4 medium sized red potatoes (about 2 cups), diced
1 small yellow onion, cut into bite sized pieces
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbl + 1 tsp all-purpose flour
1 Tbl + 1 tsp curry powder
2 tsp salt
1 tsp garam masala
Pinch of cayenne pepper
4 c. vegetable broth
1 c. milk
1 Tbl sugar
1 c. frozen edamame, shelled
1 Tbl lime juice
Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt for garnish

In a large soup pot, sweat potatoes, onion and garlic in butter over medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour, curry powder, garam masala and salt. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Add the broth, milk and sugar. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Stir in frozen edamame and cook, uncovered, for another 5 minutes. Stir in lime juice.

Ladle soup into bowls; garnish with sour cream or plain Greek yogurt.

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