Friday, January 24, 2014

Roasted Carrot Soup

With a bitter cold lingering in and around and the temperatures reaching way beyond freezing(actually -23c)and you would want to snuggle yourself with a cozy comforters,what else other than a warm soup can help you feel better?Yes,today I would like to share an easy,aromatic healthy soup to pep up your body.


Carrots                        -3 big  diced
Onion(yellow/white)     - 1 medium diced
Ginger root                   - 1 inch diced
bay leaf                         - 1
ground cinnamon           - 1/2 tsp
ground pepper               - 1/2 tsp
salt                                - to taste
Chilli flakes                    - to taste
lemon juice                    - 2 tbsp
Lemon zest                    - 1/2 tsp
Dried Italian herbs          - 1/4 tsp
Olive oil                         - 2 tbsp


Preheat oven to 350 F.In a sheet pan, add diced carrots and onions and drizzle a tbsp of olive oil and season it with salt and freshly cracked pepper for about 20 minutes.Meanwhile bring 4 cups of water to a boil with bay leaf and ginger.Then add the roasted vegetables to it and let it boil for 10 minutes.Then using an immersion blender blend everything to a smooth consistency except for bay leaf.Alternately you can also use a regular blender also to blend.Add lemon zest,chilli flakes,cinnamon and salt bring it to a boil slowly.Turn off the heat and add lemon juice .Drizzle a tsp of olive oil on top and top it with herbs.Serve it hot with a bread of your choice.

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