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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Apple and Potato Soup

Apple and Potato??? Yup you read it right! I ate (do you eat or drink soup? Well, whatever...) this soup in the ITC Eden Pavilion at Kolkata... and as usual modified it to taste better :)



It is incredibly simple to make and tastes otherworldly...

5 medium sized sweet apples, peeled, cored and cut into medium sized chunks
3 small potatoes or 2 and a half medium sized potatoes which are cut into medium sized chunks, don't peel the skin and remember to wash and scrub them well before using.

We are using a little less than 1/2 the number of potatoes compared to apples.

2 cloves of garlic crushed
Few basil leaves
Olive Oil
A small piece of cheese grated
3 small cinnamon sticks
Salt to taste

In a pressure cooker, heat up a generous amount (3-5 tablespoons) of Olive oil and put in a tablespoon of butter (optional). add the garlic and cook till brown, add the basil leaves, stir for a minute. Add the salt.

Add potatoes and cook for about 3-4 minutes. Then add the apple pieces and cook for another few minutes. Add the cinnamon sticks. Add the cheese. Add water to cover the entire mixture. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Remove from heat and put aside.

Allow the cooker to stand for about 10-15 minutes. Then remove the whistle and carefully open the cooker. Fish out the cinnamon sticks. and whirrr the whole mixture to a smooth consistency.

Garnish with a sprig of Parsley and serve piping hot. It's absolutely delicious. You don't need anything at all to go with it!  

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6 comments:

Abhay Karnataki said...

this one sounds bit odd and crazy, but lets see, who knows, until tasted!

Pspextacy said...

sounds nice,,,
big request...
plz post some stuff sans potatoes..rice..bread..tried ragi dosas today(just put water and std stuff.. no fermentation)..were good..
the pumpkin soups was appreciated

l_0oio0_l said...

Now, This Sounds Interesting....I'm going to try this recepie over the weekend....and am not gonna tell my roomie what it is .....and let him figure out.... [:)]

Prasanth said...

everyone should try this at home! this tastes amazing! (especially when bau cooks!!)

gt said...

tried it out today... the apples were very sweet so the soup ended up a little sweeter... :-)

a nice combination i must say... thanks bawa for the awesome

richa said...

i cooked it today...the taste was unexpectedly outstanding!!too easy to cook..thanks bau

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