Hemulen

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Vegetable Soup
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Serves 6-8 | Preparation & cooking time 60 min


Ingredients
2 tablespoons evoo​
9 cloves of garlic​
2 medium-sized red onions​
2 red bell peppers​
3 tablespoons tomato paste or dried/granulated tomatoes​
3 teaspoons paprika powder​
3 teaspoons curry spice mix​
1/2 teaspoon white pepper​
4 tablespoons corn flour​
2000 ml vegetable stock (4 cubes or self made stock)​
2-3 bay leaves​
1 parsnip​
1/4–1/2 root celery​
4-5 medium-sized potatoes​
1 green (Romanesco) cauliflower​
A can of black beans (~230 g when drained)​
1 handful of fresh parsley​
1-2 pickled cucumbers​
A handful (~100-125 g) of pasta of your choice​

Instructions

Rinse, peel/prepare and dice/cut the vegetables and parsley and drain the beans. Keep the potatoes in water before cooking. Heat up 2 tablespoons of oil on a large pan on medium heat and fry the garlic, onions, bell peppers, tomato paste, paprika powder, curry spice mix and white pepper for a minute or two. Add the corn flour and mix well. Add the vegetable stock, bay leaves, root celery and parsnip and let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add the potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes. Add the cauliflower and pasta and cook for 10-15 minutes. Add the beans, parsley and cucumbers and bring to boil. Check the salt and that all vegetables are done. The soup tastes even better the next day when the tastes have rounded and the soup has thickened into a stew (pic below).

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There are some unusual touches in this spicy soup. Firstly its unusual to me to use a cornflour as a thickener with tomato and curry spices. Its almost like a Chinese style curry sauce. The use of white pepper also echoes this. Then there are pickled cucumbers adding a piquancy as a final touch. Very interesting!

3 tablespoons tomato paste or dried/granulated tomatoes
What are granulated tomatoes?
 

Hemulen

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There are some unusual touches in this spicy soup. Firstly its unusual to me to use a cornflour as a thickener with tomato and curry spices. Its almost like a Chinese style curry sauce. The use of white pepper also echoes this. Then there are pickled cucumbers adding a piquancy as a final touch. Very interesting!


What are granulated tomatoes?
They're dried tomato granules I found from a local spice shop. Not that different from using tomato paste but very handy in soups, stews and casseroles. The taste is maybe slightly tangier/fresher than in a paste.
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