Curried Broccoli Soup


1 large or 2 small heads fresh broccoli, chopped
2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
4 cloves fresh garlic, coarsely chopped
1 medium onion, diced
5 cups broth (or boullion, can use vegetable or chicken)
2 T curry powder
2 T ground coriander
2 t coarse ground black pepper
to taste salt
1/2 cup sour cream


  • blender
  • stockpot


Chop the broccoli, potatoes, garlic, and onion. Add chopped vegetables to a stockpot with broth. Add 1 T of the curry powder to the pot. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, until all vegetables are very tender. Drain vegetables, making sure to reserve cooking liquid. Place half the vegetables in the blender with a 1/3 cup of cooking liquid and 1/2 of the remaining seasonings and spices (curry, coriander, salt, and pepper). Process to combine and puree contents. Add more or less broth to bring the mixture to the desired consistency. Pour contents into medium saucepan and simmer while you blend the rest of the soup. Blend remaining ingredients in the same proportions and add to the saucepan. Once the soup has been re-heated add the 1/2 cup sour cream and heat through. Serve immediately. Serves 4.


This soup is excellent for those recovering from oral surgery (I discovered when I had my wisdom teeth removed). It requires no chewing, and you can make it as spicy or as bland as your stomach can tolerate. It also reheats really well, so you can make a big batch and eat it as often as you feel hungry. I honestly never got tired of it.

My friend Kim e-mailed me this recipe in 1994, and I believe it came from one of the Moosewood Cookbooks. Her directions were from memory and I have added onion to the recipe, so the only resemblance to the original recipe may now be the title!


Something possessed me to put some of my favorite recipes on my web site back in 1995. I add a new one now and then when I discover something interesting. My recipes are generally combinations of favorite recipes I've found in cookbooks. They were developed through experimentation and lots of tasting!
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