Curried Root Vegetable Soup

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After a run of baking and eating things that just aren’t healthy I decided to make a warming winter vegetable soup for dinner and added some curry spices to it. I’d bought one of those stew packs which included a swede, carrots, onions and parsnips to which I added some potato and garlic. I have to say we were all bowled over by this soup (apart from my daughter who refused to even try it – but hey more for us)! I will definitely be making this again as it is such a good way to use up those odds and sods of vegetables that sometimes get left in your vegetable drawer and it was so tasty and delicious!

I’ve been reading with great interest all about the #cutfoodwaste campaign that Love Food Hate Waste are running and in today’s economic climate it simply doesn’t make sense to be throwing food away. I’m also keen to have more vegetarian meals so have signed up to the Meat Free Mondays website which encourages you to have just one meat free day a week. I’m now their 838,970th supporter!

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As this dish is so frugal and uses up small amounts of root vegetables that often get left at the bottom of your vegetable drawer I am entering it into Credit Crunch Munch an event run by myself and Helen of Fuss Free Flavours and being hosted by Sarah or Dinner with Crayons this month. Then as this soup is made from scratch I am sending it over to Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Mondays event. I am entering the Four Seasons Food Challenge run by Anneli at Delicieux and Louisa at Eat Your Veg who is hosting this month’s them Soup, Stews and One Pot Wonders. Last but by no means least I have pleasure in entering Deena Kakaya’s new Fabulous Fusion Food event as I have fused British and Indian cuisine here.

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Curried Root Vegetable Soup
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A wonderful curried root vegetable soup using swede, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and onions that will keep you coming back for more!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: British
Serves: 6
  • 2 Onions
  • 2 Garlic cloves, finely sliced
  • 50g Butter (unsalted)
  • 300g Swede
  • 300g Parsnips
  • 300g Carrots
  • 225g Potatoes
  • 1 tbsp Ginger root, grated
  • 1 tsp Tumeric
  • 1 tsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • ½ tsp Coriander
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 900 ml Vegetable or Chicken Stock
  • Freshly ground pepper
  1. Peel and chop the vegetables into equal sized pieces.
  2. Melt the butter in a large pan and on a gentle heat gently sweat the onion, garlic and ginger under a lid for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Next turn the heat up a little and stir in the spices and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vegetables and cook for a few minutes whilst stirring to coat in the spices.
  5. Add the stock and freshly ground pepper.
  6. Bring to the boil and simmer with the lid on for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender.
  7. Blend and serve.

Auttumn leaves, trees

After a lovely walk kicking autumn leaves with my daughter, I made this soup!

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  1. Paul Wilson

    Just the thing to warm me up.

  2. Quinta

    Lovely alternative to plain vegetable soup. Do you think it would work with sweet potatoes instead of swede or possibly squash? Thank you

    1. Camilla

      I think you can pretty much put what you like in soup with a few exceptions but those sound like they’d be fine, perhaps the squash better as it’s not going to thicken the soup like the starchy sweet potato will!

  3. Jacqueline Roberts

    You can’t beat home made soup

  4. Angie Hoggett

    I love new soup recipes, thanks!

  5. Kaci Soderstrom

    Sounds lovely!

  6. Anne Dalzell

    Sounds gorgeous, i usually add harissa paste to my root veg soup which works well too. Going to try this version next time though

  7. Ursula Hunt


  8. auntygeek

    I love curry and I love soup – what a perfect combination!

  9. Tracy Nixon

    Making this tonight for Chinese New year!

    1. Camilla


  10. Hafsah

    I love soups, and this one sounds just right!

  11. Denise

    Great idea to use up the left over Christmas veg 🙂 I love parsnips in soup, they are so sweet 🙂

  12. Paul Wilson

    Nice and hearty for this time of year.

    1. Camilla

      Yes, I’ll be making this again in the next few days:-)

  13. Laura Wilce

    Lovely! I plan to make a variation on this today to use up leftover veg and make sure there’s something quick and easy to grab over Christmas.

    1. Camilla


  14. Deena Kakaya

    What a gorgeous bowl of comfort and spice! I think that strong colours, like in your soup are all the more alluring and uplifting. Can’t ask for more in this season. Thanks for linking this to fabfusionfoods x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Deena, it was very comforting and warming, something I think we’ll definitely need this winter!

  15. Susan Elaine Carter

    Sounds warming and satisfying.

  16. Ruth Hedges

    I love soups especially in the Winter months – a great warming meal x

  17. sara yarnell

    This sounds delicious!!! I make curried parsnip soup and i love it, so cant wait to try this one

    1. Camilla


  18. blueberry88

    Ooh this looks gorgeous! A perfect winter warming meal, thank you for the recipe 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I’ve already made it again but doubled the quantity to freeze some:-)

  19. Herbert Appleby

    this looks like something I could just about get right

    1. Camilla

      We’re all learning the whole time, the more you do something the better you get at it:-)

  20. Ursula Hunt

    Lovely and warming for the snow coming next week !

    1. Camilla

      Ooh yes definitely a winter warmer:-)

  21. Maya Russell

    Could add a dash of chilli powder? Or maybe it’s nicest without. I try and make soups from all sorts of vegetables but my favourites are the ones with root vegetables like carrot, swede, parsnip, potato etc.

    1. Camilla

      I wouldn’t myself as it was just right but if you try it do let me know:-)

      1. Maya Russell

        I have tried chilli and I think it spoils the natural sweetness of the soup.


    I love home made soup – this week we have had lentil and bacon and tomorrow Im doing butternut squash. Think Im addicted to soup! Will definitely bookmark this! xoxo

    1. Camilla

      Oh do Danielle, it’s so good:-)

  23. Anne Wallwin

    a love a good soup on a chilly day!

  24. Tracy Nixon

    Soupa Doupa Souperb!!! LOL We all love soup in our house – I make lots but buy lots too, as many brands make soup that tastes home made!!! Soup is a great tummy warmers and makes you feel better when you aren’t feeling too good 🙂

  25. Sarah, Maison Cupcake

    It’s definitely soup season now isn’t it. Funny I never think of making my soups curried even though I make curries so often!

    1. Camilla

      I hadn’t either but just wanted to pep up a traditional soup as I was bored or having the same old flavour:-)

  26. Maya Russell

    Looks lovely. (Really must get out and do some leaf kicking with my kids – I forget the simple things in life are often the best.)

    1. Camilla

      They are and I can still fell the muscles in the tops of my legs reminding me of our exertions:-)

  27. Beth Young

    Just what I fancy after a long day at work! Yummy!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you get a chance to make it:-)

  28. Heather Haigh

    I love spicy comforting soups, this one sounds great.

    1. Camilla

      It’s totally comforting and almost creamy:-)

  29. Louisa Foti

    Lovely warming soup for these chillier days Camilla! Loving all the spices you’ve packed in there, it just has to be delish. Thanks so much for linking it up to the Four Seasons Food challenge!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Louisa, it certainly was a treat for the taste buds:-)

  30. Javelin Warrior

    Carrots, parsnips and ginger all sound delicious together and I always seem to have these leftover in my fridge, so it’s great to have a soup that combines them all together. And I could imagine this soup would be delicious with a variety of other possible options hanging about in the fridge…

    1. Camilla

      Exactly it’s a really adaptable recipe, hope you give a try one day:-)

  31. Lisa Williams

    such an amazing winter dish I love soup and it is so good for you too 🙂 Win win !

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, hope you give it a go:-)

  32. Sam @happyhomebird

    One of my favourites is curried veg soup. I have loads of pumpkins that I grew on the allotment to use up and this is perfect to chuck in too. Sam

    1. Camilla

      Oh yes they would be good too:-)

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