Khichdi and Carrot Curry Soup


Vegan and Soy Free
Serves 4
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cost: $14.50*

Ingredients

Coconut Curry Soup (can prepare in advance and store in refrigerator)
4 cups vegetable broth
4 large carrots, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
2 tbsp curry powder
1 can of light coconut milk
 

Khichdi
2 tbsp earth balance vegan butter or coconut oil
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp cumin
3 large bay leaves
1/2 tsp tumeric
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp cilantro leaves
2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
1 cup long grain brown rice
1/2 cup moong (mung) beans
4 cups water
1/2 large onion, chopped
2 large carrots, chopped
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
2/3 cup green peas

Instructions

Prepare the soup by adding all ingredients into a large pot over medium heat.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Let simmer for 20-30 minutes until carrots are soft.  Add the can of coconut milk and stir to combine.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool. You can prepare this the night before and store covered in the refrigerator

Meanwhile, prepare the Khichdi by chopping all vegetables.  Add vegan butter or coconut oil to a large pot and melt over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add all spices and stir to combine.  Add rice and beans and stir to coat with the spice mixture.  Let heat for 1-2 minutes.  Add water and remaining vegetables to the pot and then cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes until the rice and beans are thoroughly cooked.  Stir frequently.  At this point your kitchen is going to smell so fragrant; its wonderful!

While the Khichdi is cooking, pour the curried soup contents into a blender and blend on high until smooth.  Add back into a pot over medium heat to warm.  

Scoop the Khichdi into four bowls and top with additional cilantro.  Be sure to remove the cinnamon sticks and bay leaves when serving.

*The cost of all my recipes will depend on the season and expense of produce at that time.  I don't expect the cost to be any higher than the price I list above.

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Simple ingredients for the curried carrot soup!

Simple ingredients for the curried carrot soup!