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Curried Potato Soup Recipe

Curried Potato Soup Recipe

Surprisingly light and wonderfully colorful, this soup filled with vegetables and fragrant spices is just the ticket as a starter for a late-winter supper.

Curries are so warming–and new research suggests that one of the spices in curry is actually a cancer-fighter, expecially in combination with cauliflower. The good news is that this soup offers curry, healthful cauliflower, beta-carotene-rich carrots, and lots of flavor in every bite.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
8 cups water or good-quality vegetable broth
4 1/2 cups unpeeled red potatoes, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
4 cups bite-sized cauliflower florets
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 cup green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
1/2 cup chopped scallions, for garnish

1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add onions and cumin and saute, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, until onions soften and ingredients are fragrant.

2. Add water or broth, potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, cinnamon, and turmeric. Bring ingredients to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes, until vegetables are softened.

3. Add green beans, cardamom, curry powder, and salt. Simmer covered for another 5 minutes or until beans are tender.

4. Serve garnished with scallions.

Serves 6 to 8.

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Inspired by Going Wild in the Kitchen, by Leslie Cerier (Square One Publishers, 2005).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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1:08AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thanks Annie.

7:53AM PDT on Apr 3, 2012

Nice , I love curry w / potato dishes .

7:17AM PST on Feb 26, 2012

sounds yummy--and might even help with respiratory allergy symptoms!

2:11AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:25PM PDT on Jun 5, 2011

Tasty recipe! I love curried potato soup recipe. Thanks!

11:28PM PDT on May 17, 2011

Thanks for the wonderful recipe, and it uses cardamom!

11:30PM PST on Jan 4, 2010

This is a lovely and tasty soup, very easy to make and just right for a cold winter's evening! I will be making this one again.

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12:40PM PST on Jan 4, 2010

I believe that there are natural cures out there for certain illness,but the pharmacitical companies don't want us to know them. There is a lot of profit in that business so why should there be cures .

3:59PM PST on Dec 31, 2009

Thank you for all of your lovely recipes!

9:56PM PST on Dec 29, 2009

Sounds yummy to try.

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