Curried Quinoa Vegetable Soup

The weather was pretty damp and dull at the beginning of this week and I was craving for something comforting for my lunch.I had made my Quinoa Aloo Tikkis over the weekend and had some cooked leftover Quinoa.I decided to try a curried soup using the Quinoa with some veggies and coconut milk and boy was it delicious!!!One of the best soups I’ve had in a long time and the flavors were just amazing!

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Having a batch of cooked Quinoa opens up endless possibilities and that’s why I would recommend cooking a generous amount in one go.It freezes well and stays good in the  refrigerator for about a week.You can use it in your salads,soup,anything really!

curried quinoa 3The addition of ginger is what makes it come alive and the coconut milk and curry spice further enhances the flavors.The Red Pepper and Green Peas add their vibrant colors and sweet taste.Its pretty filling too and you don’t need more than a small bowlful at one time.Bursting with flavors and creamy this is one soup you have to try :)

Curried Quinoa Vegetable Soup

Ingredients

  • Cooked Quinoa-1 1/2 cup
  • Red Peppers-3/4 cup chopped
  • Peas-1/2 cup
  • Onion chopped-1 small
  • Ginger- 1 inch crushed or grated
  • Whole Mustard-1/2 tsp
  • Jalapeño-1 chopped
  • Curry Powder-1 tsp
  • Full Fat Coconut Milk-1 cup
  • Water-1/2 cup
  • Salt-to taste
  • Coconut Oil-2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Cook Quinoa according to instructions.
  2. In a pot heat oil and add the mustard until it crackles.
  3. Add onions followed by ginger and jalapeño.Saute for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the curry powder and salt.Saute for about a minute until fragrant.
  5. Add the red peppers and the cooked quinoa.Stir and mix.
  6. Add the coconut milk, water,peas and mix well.Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  7. Check seasonings and serve hot!
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  2. Tried this recipe for lunch yesterday, it was soooo good!!! Though i got it a bit red on the color bcoz of the tomato paste, but the taste was awesome!!! thanks for sharing a healthy n a tasty delight!!!! :)
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  3. Christine says:

    Can you use lite coconut milk or does that dramatically compromise the flavor? Also how many does this recipe serve?

    • I think the full fat coconut milk gives it a lot of depth flavorwise! This recipe serves 2-3.Hope that helps :)

  4. Soni, this soup looks incredible. I love anything based on coconut milk – this must taste so rich, creamy and comforting. What a great way to use quinoa. It’s one of my favourite things to eat lately so I always have some in the fridge.
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  5. What a beautiful looking soup! Can’t wait to try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow
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  6. Our weather has been a bit “lack Lustre” recently, this would be the perfect warming recipe. I love the homely flavour of veges in curry, so nourishing :)
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  7. Soni you always have best ideas with quinoa. I really need to make a huge batch of quinoa soon!!! I usually love it as a salad but soup will be great although its Spring :)
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  8. I love the flavours in this soup my friend, wonderful recipe :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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  9. wow, this soup has sooooo much flavor! love it!
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  10. Looks delicious.. Yummy !!
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