Sunday 24 January 2010

Chunky Vegetable Soup.

Chunky vegetable soup-A heart warming soup made with a medley of winter vegetables, simple and uncomplicated but healthy and nutritious. Ideal to serve for lunch with hot crusty bread rolls and a generous dollop of garlic butter.


1 cup potato diced
½ cup carrots diced
½ cup peas
1 onion finely diced
½ cup turnips finely diced
8 medium tomatoes diced
4 cups water
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon white pepper powder
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon cream to garnish.


1. In a microwaveable bowl put the potatoes, carrots, peas, turnips with 1 cup water and cook till vegetables are tender 7-8 minutes approx.
2. Blend the tomatoes in blender to form a puree, strain to remove skin and seeds.
3. In a large pan add olive oil when hot sauté onions till translucent.
4. Add the microwaved vegetables and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.
5. Add the tomato puree and 3 more cups of water .Bring the soup to boil and simmer for 5 minutes.With the back of the ladle mash up few of the vegtables to make soup slighter thicker in consistency. (At this stage you can puree the soup in a blender to make it smooth for kids or leave it chunky as it is)
6. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the Tabasco sauce. Adjust seasoning as required
7. Pour into serving bowl and drizzle over a swirl of cream.
Serve with hot crusty bread and a generous dollop of garlic butter.


  1. The soup looks so hearty, inviting and yum ! Thanks so much for sharing this with my event :-)

  2. A very yumm and healthy bowl of Soup:)

  3. Soup looks very tempting and indeed a perfect filling with some breads. Perfect to have in this cold weather.

  4. Looks so good, nutritious, delicious and very colorful.

  5. perfect for the season !! all i need is this soup !

  6. Wow thats hearty soup for this cold winter...

  7. Soup looks perfect.. and the swirl of cream makes it look so beautiful too :)

  8. Nice presentation dear...Delicious....

  9. perfect soup.Well presented.Tempting me to try soon.

  10. This soup is so nicely garnished with cream and looks so good....

  11. Slurppp!!soup looks fantastic and hearty..

  12. Gr8! I have to try this one..



  13. Comforting soup..looks really good :-)

  14. Just what we need for this weather..Very comforting soup!

  15. It's so cold around here. A nice soup would really do the trick.

  16. fianlly almost all the ingredients, can u tell me some replacement for white pepper and that sauce, and can refined oil work for olive oil. Of all the cooking blogs i have read, ur one is the best. But there is a site which i like the most because of its sheer innovativeness do try when stuff is less n taste urge is more. i have little stuff n i prefer fast food to shopping thats why most of ur posts when i read, i wish them to be made by me, but unfortunately the thought doesnt convert into food delicious food

  17. @ shiva you can replace white pepper with black pepper or no pepper at all .The tabasco is a type of chilli sauce you can omit it altogether and add 1 green chilli for the heat or add 1/2 teaspoon of any chilli sauce you can lay your hands on.

  18. Lovely - I followed this recipe and the soup was devoured in one meal by all the family, along with some home made rolls!

  19. This looks filling and tasty.

  20. This looks great for a cold day
    from catriona nation

  21. The kids would like it smooth and without the cream. I'm definitely going to make this soon.

  22. Always keen to learn recipes to use seasonal vegetables thisis perfect


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