Yummy Curried Parsnip Soup Recipe

I’m not much of a vegetable eater, my attitude towards food has been quite child like up to now, but over the past few years I have reluctantly tried new things and realised I’ve been missing out!

A couple of years ago my friends invited me to dinner along with others, she had cooked curried parsnip soup..fish pie..and I cant remember the desert, immediately I turned my nose up at the soup, ( I hadn’t ever liked parsnips and was sure I certainly wouldn’t like them in a soup! ) But my friend is very persuasive ( and by that I mean bossy ) so I tried it, to my surprise I loved it, I have been making it ever since. I now eat parsnips too, roasted and honey glazed yum.

So my attitude has changed and I’ve found lots of things I like.

I thought I would share the recipe with you, It’s lovely with tiger bread. Enjoy


1 large parsnip

110g/4oz chopped onion

1 clove of garlic crushed

85g/3oz unsalted butter

1tbsp flour

1tsp each cumin and coriander seeds tempered in a frying pan for a minute, then ground in a motar

1tsp garam masala

a tiny knifepoint of cayenne

1.2 litres/2pints hot chicken stock

salt and pepper

150ml cream

chopped chives

Serves 6-8

Peel & slice the parsnip. Put the pasnip, onion and garlic into a heavy pan with the butter and cook for 10 minutes slowly with the lid on the pan. The vegetables must not brown, but gently absorb the butter. Add the flour and the spices to take up the fat, and gradually incorporate the hot stock. Simmer until the parsnip is cooked. Liquidize or push through a mouli-legumes.

Return to the pan, correct seasoning with salt and pepper, then ass cream and a sprinkling of chopped chives.

The soup may need further dilution with extra stock.

I personally dont put cream in it, I like to keep some in the fridge for the week, also if I want it a bit thicker i add an extra parsnip or just use a really big one to start with.

If you like things a bit spicier you can add more cayenne but be careful.

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Please leave a comment when you have tried this, I’d love to know what you think.