Curried Swede Soup


Prep time: 
30 minutes
Cooking time: 
60 minutes


Serve a big bowl of curried swede soup with cheese toasties for the ultimate comfort food dish. It's a great meal for the winter months.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 30g butter
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 800g swede, peeled and chopped into 3cm pieces
  • 1.8 litre vegetable or chicken stock
  • 50ml double cream
  • yogurt and chilli flakes, to serve


Heat the oil and butter in a large saucepan or flameproof casserole dish over a medium heat, and fry the onion, celery and a large pinch of salt for 10 mins until the veg is soft and starting to caramelise. Stir in the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 min more. Add the cumin, ground coriander, turmeric and curry powder. Fry for 1 min more. Stir in the swede and stock. Bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 1 hr 15 mins more until the swede is soft. Season. Blitz using a hand blender until smooth. Stir in the cream.


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