Curried cauliflower soup with pistachio sambal

Creamy and aromatic, this curried cauliflower soup is a must-try. Topped with homemade pistachio sambal, it’s a flavour-packed dish.

4

20m

Note: + Cooling time

25m

Ingredients

  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 leek, thinly sliced
  • 1 tbs mild curry powder
  • 1kg cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 600g swede, peeled, finely chopped
  • 5 cups (1.25L) salt-reduced vegetable or chicken stock
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup (15g) coconut flakes, toasted
  • Mini pappadums, to serve

Pistachio sambal

  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 cup shredded mint
  • 1/3 cup coarsely chopped coriander
  • 1 long red chilli, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/3 cup (45g) pistachios, toasted, coarsely chopped

Method

STEP 1

Heat the oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the leek and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until leek softens. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 30 secs or until aromatic. Add the cauliflower and swede. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until cauliflower and swede soften slightly. 

STEP 2

Add stock and coconut milk. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 15 mins or until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Cool slightly. Use a stick blender to carefully blend until smooth. Place over medium-high heat. Bring to the boil.

STEP 3

Meanwhile, to make the pistachio sambal, heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the cumin and garam masala and cook, stirring, for 30 secs or until aromatic. Remove from heat. Set aside to cool. Transfer to a bowl with mint, coriander, chilli, if using, and pistachio. Stir to combine. Season.

STEP 4

Ladle the soup among serving bowls. Top with sambal and coconut flakes. Serve with the pappadums.

Serve with coriander sprigs. 

 

Waste wise 

Steam cauliflower leaves, then dip them in a chickpea flour batter and shallow-fry until golden.

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