Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Chicken Curry Soup


I seriously feel like I haven't been cooking for weeks. I know I must have, but it's all a bit hazy. And I can't remember anything. Good thing I have lots of earlier stuff that I haven't written about yet. Sometimes people ask me if I ever run out of material. No. I can't see that happening. But I *do* need to get back in the kitchen - I am way too stressed out and I've had too much stuff planned for the evenings. Not a good idea - I really need to just.. relax.

So - let's try to achieve that with this nice, hearty, warming soup, ok? Don't get put off by the long list of ingredients - it's mostly spices.

Chicken Curry Soup
Serves 3-4

300 g chicken breast (or thighs), finely diced
2 carrots, thinly sliced
2 cloves of garlic, finely diced
1 yellow onion, diced
1 small fresh chili, finely diced
1/2 tbsp butter
1 tsp curry
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp concentrated chicken stock (can totally be omitted if you don't have it)
5-600 ml water
5 tbsp barley
2 green apples (tart), diced
1/2 lemon, juiced
100-150 ml cream (any fat content that you're comfortable with)

Heat the butter in a pot. Fry onion and garlic on medium heat until they brown slightly. Add chili and all the dried spices. Add the chicken, the chicken stock and about 500 ml of water. Add the barley and the carrots. Bring everything to a boil, cover with a lid and let it simmer for 40-50 minutes.

Mix the apples and the lemon juice, and set aside for now. Add these to the soup towards the very end, so they still retain some crunch. Let them simmer for about ten minutes - then finish by adding the cream, and seasoning with salt and more spices if you like.

Recipe in Swedish:


Christina said...

This soup sounds like it would be something that works this time of the year. Warm and spicy ... Can't be a better way to thaw after a day outside.

BC said...

Would the hazy feeling have anything to do with the previous post?

Warm soup sounds wonderful on this wintery snowy day in Ottawa.

quilly said...

Oh yum. I have to try this! Thanx!

Jeanne said...

Sounds marvellous - just right for the weather we are having now! And I know what you mean about not runing out of material - I doubt that's a worry I will ever have ;-)

Anonymous said...

Sounds tasty! Was actually searching for Chicken & Potato curry soup but not hard to tweak this slightly! Thnx!