Carrot Orange Soup with burnt Garlic dressing

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New Year. It makes us so happy, content and so full of potential. I am at the brink of making a resolution every new year, but I don’t; because I know I break them eventually. Instead, I make a resolution every day. Yesterday I made a resolution to cut down my intake at night. So I had soup (only soup)!

So…. In spite of what variety we make at home, we dine out quite a lot. At a nearby continental restaurant, the soups are just out of this world. Apart from the general cream of corn, mushroom and the rest, there are some interesting ones too; like broccoli and peas or potato and spinach. Since we visited the place, I have been yearning to try different combinations for soups.

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This carrot and orange soup is an ideal one for winters. It helps in digestion, keeps you warm, and keeps colds and coughs away.

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The recipe:

  1. 3 carrots, washed, peeled and roughly chopped in to small pieces
  2. 8 cloves of garlic (half of them chopped)
  3. 3 ripe oranges
  4. 1 lemon
  5. Salt

–          In a deep vessel with a glass of boiling water, tumble in the carrots and 4 whole cloves of garlic. Let this mixture boil for 7-10 min, till the carrots boil atleast 70 percent. Add the zest of one orange to this and let it boil with the carrots.

–          Juice all the oranges.

–          After the carrots have had their time on the stove, transfer them to the blender, and blend until absolutely smooth.

–          Add in the orange juice and juice of half a lemon and salt, and blend again.

–          Keep adding recently boiled water to keep the soup hot.

–          For the burnt garlic, in a small pan, heat up a tspn of olive oil (not extra virgin), and add the chopped garlic. Cook them on low heat till they turn brown and crispy.

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