Coconut Carrot Soup with Cumin Oil

这奶油, 充满活力的, 味道浓郁的椰子胡萝卜汤里淋上了大蒜和孜然籽的芳香油.

一碗混合了椰子和胡萝卜汤和美味的孜然油在白色的背景.

Simply 电竞菠菜 / Karishma Pradhan

大学四年级标志着我从一个照本宣科的跟随者转变为一个随意的实验者. 这是我第一次有一个完整的厨房,我渴望尝试我的新电竞菠菜.

在寒冷的月份里,汤在我的烹饪传奇中扮演着重要的角色. 我记得我和我的室友花了一个上午准备 越南河粉, and the day I learned to make chicken tortilla soup.

多年来,有一种汤的配方让我念念不忘,那就是奶油椰子胡萝卜汤. 甜, 泥土味的胡萝卜配上坚果味的椰奶,为适应提供了无数的可能性.

I tried a coconut carrot soup with lime, crushed peanuts, and chili sauce, and a version with paprika and brown sugar. 因为椰奶是许多印度电竞菠菜的重要原料, I set out to make an Indian-inspired adaptation.

结果就是这道用洋葱、大蒜、胡萝卜、椰奶和 garam masala. 撒上孜然籽和大蒜的油会给你带来爽脆可口的余味.

How to Make Cumin Oil

大蒜孜然油使用了一种叫做开花的技术,在印度部分地区也被称为tadka. The method itself is simple but requires some attention.

Start by heating the oil in a small saucepan. Use a neutral oil like canola. Once hot, add the cumin seeds. 当种子开始嘶嘶作响时,加入切好的大蒜. The garlic and cumin seeds will deepen in color.

当大蒜变成淡金色时,立即把油从火上拿开. As long as the oil remains in the pan, the residual heat will continue cooking the spices, so transfer the cumin oil into a heatproof bowl.

这里最关键的部分是观察每一步的油. The oil should be hot but not smoking. 如果在任何时候感觉孜然或大蒜变黑太快, 立即把锅从火上拿开,把油倒进一个隔热碗里,停止烹饪过程. Burnt spices and garlic are bitter and inedible. Start over if this happens. 

如果你想了解更多关于香料开花的技巧,看看这篇文章: How to Bloom Spices.

一碗混合了椰子和胡萝卜汤和美味的孜然油在白色的背景.

Simply 电竞菠菜 / Karishma Pradhan

Ingredient Substitutions

Here are some thoughtful ingredient substitutions that work:

  • 如果想要更轻的版本,不要用全脂椰奶,而要用低脂椰奶. Note that the soup will have a thinner consistency, so start with half the amount of vegetable stock, then add more if necessary.
  • 如果你手边没有咖喱,或者在当地的杂货店里找不到,你可以 成功 在家里.
  • Not a huge fan of cumin seeds? 你可以把它们全部省略掉,或者用等量的棕色芥末籽替换.

Tasty Variations

把这个电竞菠菜当做一个指南,让你根据自己的喜好混合和搭配各种口味. Try these simple, but tasty variations for a fun twist:     

  • For a tart flavor: 在食用前,在汤中加入柠檬汁.
  • For a deeper ginger flavor: 姜片切成1/2英寸薄片,加入大蒜,制作孜然油.
两碗混合椰子和胡萝卜汤,配上美味的孜然油、面包和香菜.

Simply 电竞菠菜 / Karishma Pradhan

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Coconut Carrot Soup with Cumin Oil

准备时间 15分钟
做饭的时间 35分钟
总时间 50分钟
4份

成分

  • For the coconut carrot soup
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion, finely diced
  • 12 ounces (3 cups) carrots, cut into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 cups vegetable stock, plus more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • 半茶匙温和的辣椒粉,如克什米尔辣椒粉
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro, chopped, for garnish
  • For the cumin oil
  • 2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as canola
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced

方法

  1. Cook the aromatics:

    在中锅或荷兰式烤箱中,用中火加热3汤匙菜籽油. Add the onions and carrots, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally stirring, 直到洋葱变软,半透明,叉子很容易就能刺穿胡萝卜. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the black pepper.

    用香喷喷的孜然芹和大蒜油炒胡萝卜片,制作奶油胡萝卜椰汤.

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  2. Add the ginger and garlic:

    把火调到中低,拌入姜和蒜. 煮2 - 3分钟,直到姜和蒜有香味,并且稍微变软.

    用香喷喷的孜然芹和大蒜油炒胡萝卜片,制作奶油胡萝卜椰汤.

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  3. Simmer the soup:

    加入椰奶、蔬菜高汤、咖喱、辣椒粉和半茶匙盐. 把火调到中高,把汤烧开, then reduce heat to medium-low to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    在荷兰烤箱中用孜然蒜油做胡萝卜椰子汤.

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  4. Blend the soup:

    将汤从火上取下,使用手持式浸泡弯曲器, carefully blend directly in the pot until smooth.

    Alternatively, let the soup sit for 5 minutes until cooled slightly, then ladle the soup into a blender. 把盖子放在搅拌器上,然后取下中间的盖子. This opening will help the steam release as the soup blends.

    搅拌时用厨房毛巾盖上锅盖,这样汤就不会溅到你身上. 从低速开始,逐渐增加速度,直到完全平稳. You may need to work in batches; don't fill the blender more than a third full.

    将调好的汤放回锅中,用盐和黑胡椒调味. 如果汤对你来说太浓了,你可以加些高汤或水把它稀释. Keep it warm on the stove while you prepare the cumin oil.

    Pureeing carrot coconut soup with cumin garlic oil.

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    Creamy carrot soup in a dutch oven.

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  5. Make the cumin oil:

    取一只小汤锅或平底锅,中火加热2汤匙中性油. 一旦油开始闪烁和涟漪,加入孜然种子. 如果油冒烟,在加入孜然之前把火关小,防止它们燃烧. Once the cumin seeds start to sizzle, add the sliced garlic.

    Cook the cumin and garlic, 偶尔搅拌锅,直到大蒜开始变成金黄色.

    立即把锅从火上拿开,把孜然油倒入一个小的耐热碗中. 如果你把油留在锅里,余热会把孜然籽和大蒜烧焦.

    将调味料和油倒入锅中,加入孜然蒜油,制作胡萝卜椰子汤.

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    将大蒜、油和香料放入锅中,用美味的孜然油调和椰子和胡萝卜汤.

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  6. Serve the soup:

    把汤分成两个碗,每个碗上放1/2到1茶匙孜然油. Garnish with fresh cilantro and enjoy alongside 奶奶 or crusty bread.

    混合椰子和胡萝卜汤与美味孜然油与面包.

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