Spicy Parsnip soup

An adapted Jamie Oliver recipe, this was an immediate success with me…worth a try…a unique blend of parsnips with Indian garam masala spice

spicy parsnip soup

spicy parsnip soup



3 peeled and chopped parsnips, 1 small chopped red onion, 1 tablespoon crushed ginger-garlic, ½ tablespoon garam masala, ½ tablespoon sugar, a dash of milk, ¾ tablespoon vegetable stock powder, coriander to garnish



  1. Boil the parsnip till it is soft. Drain the parsnip, but DO NOT throw away the drained water.
  2. Heat oil in pan and add the ginger-garlic crush, onions to it. Cook for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the garam masala and further cook for another 3 – 4 minutes, till the onions are soft and translucent.
  4. Add the boiled parsnip to the onions and mix well to ensure that parsnips are well coated with the spice mix.
  5. Transfer all this to a blender and blend to form a fine paste.
  6. Transfer this paste back to the pan and salt and pepper as per taste.
  7. Add vegetable stock powder, sugar and water to achieve a consistency slightly thicker than the desired consistency. Cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
  8. Add milk acquire the desired consistency. Shimmer for 5 minutes.
  9. Garnish with coriander before serving.


Try a tip:

Try using coconut milk instead of normal milk to bring an added twist to this soup.