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Curried Parsnip Soup Recipe

This is a recipe for a hearty soup filled with the flavours of root vegetables with the zingy taste of curry spices. It is especially good as a winter time soup or even for those needing a "good feed".

Curried parsnip Soup


  • 25g (1 oz) margarine
  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • lx 15ml spoon (ltbsp) curry powder
  • 350g (12 oz) parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 850ml (1 pint) vegetable or chicken stock
  • 150 ml ( pint) Single Cream
  • Salt and black pepper


Melt margarine in a large saucepan and saute onions until soft but not coloured. Add curry powder and continue to fry for 5 minutes. Add parsnips and potatoes to saucepan with the stock. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes until vegetables are soft.

Puree the soup in a liquidizer or through a sieve. Return to the saucepan and gently reheat with the cream (do not boil). Season to taste and serve immediately.

  1. Servings 4
  2. Preparation Time 10 mins
  3. Cooking Time 30 mins

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