How to make Carrot and Cumin Soup -

Cumin adds a wonderful freshness to this healthy carrot soup.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Carrots (गाजर), Roasted cumin seeds (भुना हुआ जीरा)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Soups

Carrot and Cumin Soup

Carrot and Cumin Soup Recipe Card


Hindi: gajar
If there is one vegetable that is truly a nutritional hero then it is bound to be the carrot. A goldmine of nutrients, this is the reason they can be even termed as worth the other ‘karat’ (as in gold)! Ranging in colours from orange, black, pink to red, yellow and white, this delicious vegetable is within the reach of rich and poor alike and is rightly called the universal root. The best role that this winter vegetable can play – chomp on one as it is an excellent snack!

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Carrot and Cumin Soup Recipe

  • Carrots peeled and cuts into cubes 6-7

  • Roasted cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Oil 1 teaspoon

  • Garlic cloves chopped 6-7

  • Onions chopped 2 small

  • Sugar a pinch

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh thyme sprigs 2-3

  • Paprika a pinch

  • Fresh cream 2½ teaspoons + for garnishing

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped, 2 teaspoons + for garnishing


Step 1

Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and sauté.

Step 2

Add garlic and sauté for a minute. Add onion, mix and sauté till they turn golden.

Step 3

Coarsely crush remaining cumin seeds in a mortar and pestle.

Step 4

Add carrots to the pan and mix well. Add sugar and salt, mix well and sauté.

Step 5

Add thyme leaves and mix well. Add paprika, mix well, cover and cook till the carrots turn soft.

Step 6

Add 1 cup water, stir to mix and simmer for a minute. Switch off heat and cool to room temperature.

Step 7

Transfer the carrot mixture into a large bowl. Add some water and blend the carrot mixture to a puree with a hand blender. Strain the puree into a bowl and transfer the strained liquid back into the pan and heat.

Step 8

Adjust consistency by adding some water if required. Add salt, cream and stir to mix. Add chopped coriander, mix well and bring to a boil.

Step 9

Pour soup into individual soup bowls. Garnish with a swirl of cream, chopped coriander and crushed cumin powder and serve piping hot.

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