Spicy potato soup

Spicy potato soup

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4 - 6
A substantial winter soup by Gary Rhodes that packs a bit of a punch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian


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  • sugars-
  • fibre-
  • protein-
  • salt-
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  • 2 tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil
  • knob of butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large onion



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 2 large baking potatoes, cut into roughly 1cm cubes
  • 500ml milk



    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • 1 - 2 tsp mango chutney (optional)
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves (optional)


  1. Warm the oil and butter together in a saucepan and add the chopped onion. Cover with a lid and cook over a medium heat for a few mins before adding the curry powder. Add the potato and continue to cook for a further 5-10 mins.

  2. Pour the milk and 500ml water over the potatoes, then sprinkle in the vegetable stock cube. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15-20 mins until the potatoes are completely tender. Season with a pinch of salt and blitz in a blender until smooth. For a slightly sweet touch, add the mango chutney, a teaspoon at a time to suit your taste, liquidising until smooth. Divide the soup into bowls, finishing with the coriander leaves if you have them.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2007
BBC GoodFood Magazine

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6th Nov, 2008
Made this but put an extra tablespoon of curry powder for a kick, went down really well and nice and warming for a winters night.
29th May, 2008
how much water??? 500 ml of milk is mentioned in the ingredients but there is no mention of water? Can anyone fill in the gap?
25th Jan, 2008
filling and warming. very nice and easy.
10th Jan, 2008
Hi there, Thanks to all of you for pointing out the lack onf ingredients. It looks like a gremlin's been in our system and stolen them. Thanks to mom shakes for putting up the ingredients in the meantime, we've now reinstated them so hopefully you can all get on and enjoy this delicious soup! Caroline and the bbcgoodfood.com team.
8th Jan, 2008
A really different and fabulous soup. A couple of friends have already taken copies of the recipe.
6th Jan, 2008
I have a friends December issue and ingredients are as follows 2 Tbsp sunflower or groundnut oil knob of butter 1 large onion 1 Tbsp med curry powder 2 lrg baking potatoes cut into roughly 1cm/half inch cubes 500ml milk 1 veg stock cube 1-2 tsp mango chutney (optional) 1 Tbsp coriander leaves (optional) Hope this helps!
2nd Jan, 2008
No ingredients for the recipe - could guess them but still would need to know quantities.
2nd Jan, 2008
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31st Dec, 2007
Would love to try making this soup, do we make up the ingredients as we go along!!


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