Thursday, November 19, 2009

Root-A-Rama Soup - Rocking with Root Veggies

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I am proud of this creation for 3 reasons:
  • Catchy name that I decided to bestow on this soup. 
  • You won't find this combination of root veggie soup anywhere(Yup, I googled it and saw this combo nowhere) 
  • It turned out extremely well for an experiment.
I used four root veggies(Root, Tuber-root, Tap-root and blah blah blah) for this soup- Celery Root, Onion Root, Ginger Root and Sweet Potato.Actually five if you consider the Garlic cloves that I used. So yummy this soup turned out that it is going down in my long-list of all-time favorites. If you let me, I will go on touting about this soup in such an audacious manner that it might upset some of the readers. So I will shut up and just type.BTW, I am sending this as an entry for this month's  No Croutons Required event hosted by Lisa@ Lisa's Kitchen.

Main Ingredients Used:

  •  Celery Root - 1, skinned and chunked
  •  Sweet Potato - 2, skinned and chunked
  •  Red Onion - 1, large, vertically slit(save a few slices for a caramelized garnish)
  •  Ginger Root - 1/2 inch, skinned and diced
  •  Garlic - 3 clove, minced
  •  Bay Leaf - 1
  •  Cracked Pepper - 1 tsp
  •  Vegetable stock - 2 cups, homemade or store-bought
  •  Milk - 2 cups, skimmed or whole
  •  Salt for taste
  •  Olive oil - 2 tbsp + 1 tsp
  •  In a stock pot, heat the olive oil and add the minced garlic, bay leaf. After a minute, add the onions and saute until they are browned.
  •  Throw in the chunked sweet potato,celery root, cracked pepper, ginger and salt. Mix well.
  •  Pour the vegetable stock and stir. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes.
  •  Add the milk and stir frequently until the mixture thickens for about 7-8 minutes.
  •  Switch off the stove and cool.
  •  Puree the mixture with an immersion blender or in a blender. Pour a portion of it into a serving bowl.
  •  In a skillet, add a tsp of oil and caramelize the onions.
  •  Sprinkle it on top of the soup.
Makes 6 Servings of thick soup.

Tip: Chop the celery root and sweet potato into roughly same-sized chunks for even cooking.Add more milk if you want a thinner, runny soup.And Celery root may be substituted with any other root that will go well with sweet potato.

Enjoy! I certainly did(Burrrrpp)!
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  1. Very nice soup recipe. First time here. You have a nice space dear.

  2. This soup must taste amazing!!! looks so warm and inviting and nurturing!Perfect for weather

  3. Oh wow! This soup looks and sounds so delicious! Perfect for the chilly weather!

  4. what a nifty idea...pass it's soooo cold here :-)BTW I liked the name too..:D

  5. Haha the name made me laugh for quite a while. Love all of your roots. Especially the sweet potatoes and ginger!


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