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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Thai Flavored Carrot Soup

Carrot soup is right up there in the list of very famous soups, followed by tomato soup. It is popular all over the world, with every region having their own version. This is Thai flavored carrot soup. Thai flavor comes from lemongrass, coconut milk, and ginger. This soup has some Indian touch as well, with garlic and curry Powder. Roasted carrots make this soup more flavorful. This soup is very rich in texture and spicy in taste.


  • 1 lb Carrot
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1-1/2 tsp Lemongrass, finely chopped
  • 5 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 tbsp lemon Juice
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste

1. Preheat oven at 400 degree.

2. Peel carrot and cut into small pieces.

3. Season carrot with little oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until carrots are tender and little golden brown.

4. In the mean time, heat oil in pan. Add onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, red chilli, cumin powder, curry powder, and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium-low heat.

5. Cover the pan with lid. Stir occasionally.

6. Add roasted carrot, coconut milk, vegetable stock, and salt. Bring to the boil.

7. Turn down the heat and let it simmer for 35-40 minutes.

8. Pour soup into the blender and blend to smooth.

9. Pour soup back into pan. Add cilantro and lemon juice. Simmer for 3 minutes.

10. Sprinkle some red pepper flacks and serve hot.



Cham said...

I would love to try this soup because of Coconut milk :) Should be creamy i guess.

Anonymous said...

I love it when you wake up in the morning on a weekend, wondering what to cook today. You open up the laptop and browse a site or two and then - wham. Something strikes a cord. That's what you will cook today.

This carrot soup is what I will cook today!

Divya Vikram said...

lovely soup madhavi..worth trying it soon..will let u know how it turned out..Hey I have the same bowl in which u have served it:)

Meera said...

Delicious soup.
BTW, I have tagged you. Hope it's ok!! Check it out and do it if you like!

sowmya said...

looks tasty...will try sometime..

ANJALI J. said...

will definately try this one.. Thai flavoured carrot soup! sounds very interesting.

Divya said...

wow a must try recipe ..thanks for sharing ..I don't know why can't i see the pic in the recipe but the recipe sounds interesting !!!

SpicyTasty said...

Nice soup recipe madhavi. I always love thai food esp their soup. but Never tried carrot soup must tasted really good.

Uma said...

nice healthy soup, Madhavi! Looks so colorful.

easycrafts said...

even i couldnt see the snap...but recipe looks interesting

Madhavi said...

cham - ya it's creamy coz of coconut milk.

thanxx vegeyum - i hope u like it.

thanxx divya - oh..i think we have same plats too.

thanxx meera - thanxx for taggin' me, love to do it.

thanxx sowmya.

thanxx anjali.

thanxx divya, hope now u can see the pic.

thanxx spicytasty.

thanxx uma.

thanxx easycraft, hope u can see now.

TS said...

That is a colorful, delicious soup.I'd love to try it as a light meal.


Vanamala said...

Hi Madhavi

Thanks for dropping by nice comment.

Lovely blog.

Vanamala said...

Nice method of carrot soup

Kalai said...

A different carrot soup. Looks great, Madhavi! :)