Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Curried Soup Over Couscous: It will Warm You Up!

We love Indian food.  Especially if it's spicy.  Of course we do, we're The Devilish Dish!  Here's a quick vegetarian style soup with great Indian flavor  from curry and tumeric.  Serve it over couscous, with some pita on the side and you have an easy, but exotic meal that is sure to warm you up!
Curried Soup Over Couscous:  The Line-Up
Saute veggies in hot oil for 2-3 minutes
Season well with salt and pepper
And hot sauce of course!
Add water
Add drained chick peas
Add chopped cilantro, tumeric and curry powder
Add vegetable base and Worcestershire sauce
Bring mixture to a boil.  Add eggs and
turn down heat to simmer.
Remove eggs, which are now hard boiled.
Peel and slice hard boiled eggs,
and return to soup.
Simmer an additional 15 to 20 minutes
Prepare couscous
Serve soup over couscous. 
Season with red pepper flakes if desired. 

Curried Soup Over Couscous
1 green pepper, chopped
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
1 baking potato, peeled and chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 (15 ounce) can chick peas, drained
1/2 teaspoon tumeric
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
5 teaspoons vegetable bouillon base or 5 vegetable bouillon cubes
8 cups water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 eggs
hot prepared couscous
red pepper flakes, optional

Heat the oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat and saute the green pepper, tomato, onion, carrot, potato, hot sauce, salt and pepper for 2-3 minutes.  Add water, chick peas, tumeric, curry powder, cilanto, bouillon, and Worcestershire sauce.  Bring to a boil.  Wash eggs thoroughly and add to the pan.  Turn down the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.  Remove eggs, peel and slice.  Return hard boiled egg slices to the soup.  Taste and re-season with salt, pepper and hot sauce if necessary.  Simmer for an additional 15-20 minutes.  Serve over prepared couscous.  Season with red pepper flakes if desired.

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 50 minutes

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