Hello peeps, I told you I’ll be back with some more fresh soup recipes and here I am with a creamy filling soup recipe – The Potato & Leek Soup. When it’s chilly outside and you want to keep yourself warm – there are few things you would want to do – keep sipping hot coffee, milk, chocolate or even hot water or just have hot soups. Now I am not at all a tea drinker (its really something being a Bengali) and have stopped taking coffee as well recently. These days I am on green teas, white teas and Chinese teas!! The nights here are quite cold and I feel hot soups are just the right thing for you to warm up and they are healthy as well.
|This is how Leeks look
Now leeks are not readily available in every market in India, but now you have so many supermarkets and hyper markets that sell exotic stuffs that you will not find it extremely difficult to source it. I picked these bunches of leeks from Auchan Hypermarket in Koramangala, Bangalore. In case you don’t know how it looks I’ll pin a photo here from Google.
I also need to give you a little tip on working with leeks. You need to wash them really nice. It’s better to loosen the layers and wash, because normally it will contain loads of soil and you never know if there’s any fertilizer. And while using it for cooking chop off the dark green parts from the top. The white fleshy part from bottom is what you are going to need and that’s where all the taste is.
|This is how Leeks are chopped – you need the white & light green portions
So let me keep this post short and let’s just start with it.
All that you need
Yield: 6 servings
- 3 medium sized potatoes – diced (you may use any potato for this recipe)
- 3 leeks – finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter (you may use table butter also)
- 3 cups of vegetable broth
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste (I have used black pepper & white pepper both)
- ½ a cup of milk (good substitute for cream if you don’t want the fat content from cream)
Let’s Get Started
Melt butter in a wok and add the diced potatoes. Add little salt and sauté the potatoes till they start becoming soft
Add the chopped leeks to the potatoes and sauté them till they turn translucent
Add the vegetable broth and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on
When you see the potato and leek is cooked, transfer them in a blender/food processor and blend it smooth. If you have a hand blender you can directly blend in the wok.
Transfer it back to the wok and allow it to heat up. At this moment add milk and mix well and cook for 2 minutes in low heat.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
And you are done.
Hot and fresh creamy Potato & Leek soup is ready. You can enjoy it with croutons/toast or just by itself. I had a multigrain toast along with it.
Do let me know how you liked the soup. And also let me know which are your favorite soups.
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