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7 June, 2014

Quick and healthy carrot-ginger soup with cashew cream (Soups with SS)

Comments : 44 Posted in : Appetizer, soups and chili on by : apsara Tags: , , ,


When I decide to make a soup it is usually just a half hour before dinner time. Something quick, with what is there in the fridge. Yesterday, I saw that there is a new blogging event  Soups with SS, set up by blogger friends Shruti @ Cooking with SJ and Sonal @ Simply Vegetarian 777. This was my chance to make a soup and post it!


This soup is inspired by Trader Joe’s carrot -ginger soup. It does not require much time to make; if you used a pressure cooker like I did, you could make it in less than 30 minutes. Usually, heavy cream or milk is added to soups for a creamy effect. For a healthier version, I have used the cream made from raw cashews.

This soup is filled with nutrients. Use organic carrots when possible, so that they do not have to be peeled. All the nutrients reside right under the peel! The potato can be peeled after steaming so that the vitamins and minerals leach into the water used for steaming.

Here is a photo of ginger and pressure-cooked carrots/potato.


Stirring in the cashew cream- yummy!


carrot ginger soup with cashew cream

  • Servings: 6
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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organic carrots- 1 lb

organic potato- 1 small

onion- 1 small

ginger- 1 1/2 inch piece, peeled

cashew cream- 3-4 tbsp.

coriander powder- 1 tsp.

fresh ground pepper- to taste

salt- to taste

butter/coconut oil- 1 tbsp.


* Soak about 1/4 cup cashews in very hot water.

* Wash carrots and potato thoroughly. Roughly chop and use a steamer or pressure cooker to steam till tender. I used a pressure cooker (3-4 whistles).

* While the veggies are steaming, chop an onion and saute (till it turns translucent) in 1 tbsp. of butter (or coconut oil for vegan version) in a heavy bottomed pan.

* Chop ginger and peel the steamed potato. Use a blender to puree it together.

* Drain water from cashews and blend in a small blender/spice grinder along with some water to make cashew cream.

* Transfer pureed carrots into the same pan used above, add the remaining water from steamer/cooker vessel. Add additional 2 cups of water.

* Add coriander powder, salt and fresh ground pepper. Bring to a boil. Stir in cashew cream and boil once more.

* Serve hot and enjoy!



44 thoughts on : Quick and healthy carrot-ginger soup with cashew cream (Soups with SS)

  • June 7, 2014 at 7:18 pm

    What a lovely soup you brought for Soups with SS! Yum!

    • June 7, 2014 at 8:57 pm

      thanks, Lori. I’m glad you like it. 🙂

    • June 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      thank you for hosting, Sonal! Blogging events like this are always encouraging.

    • June 8, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      thank you, Malar. I really appreciate it!

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

      thank you, Vidya. 🙂

  • June 8, 2014 at 3:21 am

    How comforting! Loved this one… Thanks for linking it to our event 🙂

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

      thank you for the opportunity, Shruti!

  • June 8, 2014 at 3:51 am

    This one I have to try. Winter now in South Africa and soups will be on the menu! Thanks

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

      Yes, do try it and let me know!

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

      thanks, Angie. I’m so glad you like it! 🙂

  • June 8, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Very creamy looking soup Apsara! Lovely entry 🙂

    • June 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

      thank you, Naina. I really need some blogging events for motivation 🙂

  • June 8, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Sounds and looks healthy and yummy! 🙂 Will add this onto my must cook/make list! 🙂

  • June 8, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    Yum, I just made soup yesterday, thanks for letting me know about the event!

    • June 9, 2014 at 8:43 am

      you’re welcome!

  • June 9, 2014 at 5:52 am

    I make nearly the same soup but adding cashew cream to it must make this winning soup very creamy & delicious too! x

    • June 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

      It is so creamy, it feels full after just one bowl. thank you, Sophie!

    • June 9, 2014 at 8:38 am

      thanks, Chitra. 🙂

  • June 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Your soup sounds delicious, Aspara! Being it is quick and healthy is even better. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your yummy recipe.

    • June 9, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      you’re welcome, Nancy. I’m glad that you like it. 🙂

    • June 9, 2014 at 8:32 pm

      yes, they do go well together in this. Thanks, Aneela!

    • June 12, 2014 at 9:50 am

      thank you, Lillian!

  • June 12, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Delicious healthy soup love the color.

  • June 19, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    A fantastic combination! I too love to use cashew cream in soups and almost anything else that calls for heavy cream. It’s a delicious and healthy alternative. Thank you for sharing.

    • June 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm

      thank you, Martine.

      • June 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm

        I tried your soup, making a just a few variations. Delicious! Thanks again!

        • June 24, 2014 at 10:05 am

          aww, thank you so much for the review, Martine. I’m touched!

  • June 27, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Lovely soup and great colour to tempt the little ones!

    • June 27, 2014 at 11:32 pm

      thanks, Sridevi! Yes, the gorgeous color will always be a winner with the kids. 🙂

  • July 1, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Love the combination of carrots & ginger! The soup looks very inviting!

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