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A Warming Winter Soup ©

January 24, 2014







I make this warming soup at least once a week and it is a variation on my most favorite “Curry Soup.” Many of you will remember that late night soup, just the thing after an all-nighter! This version uses ‘bulgar durum wheat’ and now that I have a source of lime leaves, the soup is complete.

Durum wheat is full of fiber, iron and potassium, very healthy and energy giving.

This is for Anna braving it out as part of the ‘Olympic Organizing Team’ in Russia. Best of luck Anna!




Warming Winter Soup ©





2 Persons





2 Spring onions finely sliced, green leaves included

2 small carrots (optional)

4-6 small florets of broccoli (optional)

2-3 tbs olive oil

1 tbs ground coriander

1/2 tbs ground cumin

1/4 tsp Turmeric

1/4 tsp Curry powder

3 bruised green Cardamons

1 fresh red chilli whole

2 fresh or dried lime leaves

1 tbs tomato purée

120g Bulgar Durum Wheat medium size ( 60 g per person )

500ml  beef or chicken stock to cover ingredients



Fresh coriander leaves

2 slices of lime

1-2 tbs coconut cream (optional)



1. Wash and finely slice spring onions. Peel and slice carrots. Wash broccoli and break off six small florets. Place in saucepan together with spices, lime leaves and olive oil.

2. Fry over a gentle heat for 3 minutes or until fragrant. If the mixture is a little dry add more olive oil.

3. Add tomato purée and mix in then add bulgar wheat and fry in spices for 1 minute.

4. Add stock to cover ingredients. As wheat  swells add more until you have the consistency you want. Cook until wheat is just soft, 5-8 minutes.

5. Place washed coriander leaves in serving bowls and a slice of lime and pour soup over the top.

6. Eat straight away.




Warming Winter Soup ©

This is what you are aiming for. A fairly thick soup.



Warming Winter Soup ©

Place spring onions and other optional vegetables in a medium sized saucepan and add spices and lime leaves. You will notice I have sliced into the chilli because I like my soup hot !

Add olive oil, enough to be able to fry ingredients. 2-3 tbs, sometimes more.


Warming Winter Soup ©

Measure out your bulgar wheat. Bulgar wheat is a very healthy grain, full of energy and iron, potassium and fiber.

This Durum wheat is of medium size, you can find it cut in different sizes.



Warming Winter Soup ©

Once spices are aromatic after 2-3 minutes of frying over a medium heat add tomato purée and bulgar wheat. Mix well and stir- fry for 1-2 minutes.



Warming Winter Soup ©

Add heated stock or if you have no ready made stock, add boiling water and a chicken or beef stock cube.



Warming Winter Soup ©

Bring to simmering point and gently simmer for 5-8 minutes or until bulgar wheat is ‘al dente.’ ( Soft but firm in the center.)



Warming Winter Soup ©

Place washed, fresh coriander and a slice of fresh lime in each serving bowl. Pour soup over the top.



Warming Winter Soup ©

Final result! ( Note the consistency, it should be fairly thick and not too thinned down with stock.) Sometimes I add a little coconut cream, this gives a richer result.







2 Comments leave one →
  1. Anna permalink
    January 24, 2014 9:13 pm

    Now, I could do with some of that right now! It looks divine.


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