Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream)by Parinaaz Marolia

Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream)by Parinaaz Marolia
  • Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream) | How To Make Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream) (23 likes)

  • By Parinaaz Marolia|
    Last updated on Feb 16th

How To Make Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream)

What a better way to welcome the winters, than a bowl of hot, creamy, comforting and filling Potato and Leek Soup! and its cream free!

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves2People

Key ingredients for Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream)

  • Homemade Vegetable Stock

Ingredients to make Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream)

  • 5 medium sized potatoes
  • 5 small green onions (or 3 leeks)
  • 6 - 7 garlic cloves
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 tbsps oil
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 heaped tsp mixed herbs
  • 1 cube chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 cups or less water
  • 2 tbsps (Boiled and shredded chicken or diced veggies)
  • 2 tsps (herbed or plain)butter
  • Salt to taste

Steps to make Thick Potato and Leek Soup (Minus the Cream)

  1. De-skin the potatoes and pressure cook them, until soft and mashable (3 whistles and a 10 minutes on simmer). In a separate pan lightly fry chopped green onions (or leeks) and celery until the onions loose their raw smell.
  2. Next add in roughly chopped garlic, saute till it emits a lovely aroma. Add in your favourite herbs and saute for a minute more.
  3. Turn off the heat and allow it to cool. Next blend all the ingredients of the pan and the boiled potatoes along with a little water, till it comes to a pour able consistency.
  4. Transfer the contents of the blender back to the pan, add in a tsp of herbed (or plain) butter, add in the stock cube and the remaining water and allow to bubble till the soup comes to your desired level of thickness.
  5. Transfer to soup bowls. Garnish with pepper powder, finely chopped leeks and shredded chicken or diced vegetables of your choice. Serve with croutons, bread sticks or veggie sticks.
My Tip: You can easily customize this soup as per your preference, I added a little shredded chicken as I like its texture with soup. Traditionally potato soup is had with fried bacon. The onions and veggies are then fried in the bacon grease. This is then topped with a generous amount of cream. I however wanted a healthy version, hence have omitted the bacon and cream. I also suggest lightly tossing a slice of bread cut lengthwise in garlic butter to make the croutons, these dipped in the soup will guaranteed make you go yum. Add in a little salt if the butter doesn't cut it for you.
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    Parinaaz Marolia a year ago

    Thank you Bina 😊👍

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    bina bedi a year ago

    Delicious !!

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    Parinaaz Marolia a year ago

    Yup, they sure are dear. Enjoy!

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    Deviyani Srivastava a year ago

    Ok! Thanks a ton! These winters soups are the best! :)

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    Parinaaz Marolia a year ago

    Hi Deviyani, you make certainty leave out the celery and use any other herb in its place. As regards the onions you may either use the green part of green onions or use a small regular onion, but roast in oil till it is translucent and looses all its raw smell.

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    Deviyani Srivastava a year ago

    Hi parinaaz, can I use normal onions as I don't have any celery...?

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    Parinaaz Marolia a year ago

    You are welcome Tensy. Enjoy

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    Tensy Bedi a year ago

    Looks delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing

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