Spicy parsnip soup recipe from Lanhydrock

Starters and soups

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
Our tasty spicy parsnip soup at Lanhydrock is a hit © National Trust

Our tasty spicy parsnip soup at Lanhydrock is a hit

Ingredients

2 onions
3tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 leeks (sliced)
2 potatoes (chopped)
6 parsnips (chopped)
2-3 tsp curry paste
2 pints vegetable stock

Method

  • Thinly slice the onions.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions and fry until just starting to colour.
  • Add the mustard and cumin seeds and fry until nicely browned.
  • Add the vegetables and curry paste and stir until well coated.
  • Pour in the stock and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat, partly cover, then simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables are tender.
  • Pureé the soup in batches then return to the pan.
  • Taste and season as required.