4 February 2009

Red Bell Pepper Soup

I had my eyes on Sig's Red bell pepper soup and was completely floored when I tried it. Grilling the bell peppers and the touch of curry powder enhances the flavour of the soup incredibly. Try it and enjoy the sweetness of the peppers, sourness of the tomatoes and spices, all in one hot bowl of soup!

You need:

2 large red bell peppers
2 large tomatoes peeled and chopped
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 1/2 cups water or stock
1/2 cup whole milk
1/2 cup sliced shallots/onions
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

For the garnish:
Thinly sliced green onions
Garlic croutons

Grill the bell peppers turning them on and off till the skin starts to turn black for about 6 to 8 minutes. Remove and cool for 10 minutes. Peel, remove the seeds and chop. Heat oil in a large enough saucepan and add the shallots/onions and garlic. Cook till the shallots/onions start to soften. Add the chopped bell peppers, tomatoes, red chilli powder, curry powder and cook for about 10 minutes stirring frequently. Add the water/stock and milk and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for about 20-25 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and into a smooth liquid. Stir in the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Serve hot in individual bowls and garnish with garlic croutons, sliced green onions and a dollop of cream.


Nags said...

i have a thing with soups where you dont need stock or broth.. let me try this :)

Happy cook said...

Five me that bowl of hot dleicous soup, here it is ice cold.
Slurp slurp

Asha said...

Looks great J, like a good thin Sambhar with all the Indian spices. I could use it today, 20F wind chill and ice on the road here! :D

Kitchen Flavours said...

Comforting, tempting and refreshing soup...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Soup looks so divine. Nice recipe. YUM!. Lovely color...

Superchef said...

i could defenitely use some here..with all teh sudden snow and everything!

Mallugirl said...

This is one of the popular soups here.:))

Trupti said...

soup looks very delicious

Gattina said...

red bell pepper is always very inexpensive here... thanks for sharing the recipe, it gives me one more great option!

Sandeepa(Bong Mom's CookBook/DesiMomzClub) said...

Looks glam