The Saturday Simmer: Indian-spiced soups and stew recipes
No cuisine brings spices together quite like Indian cuisine: the warm spices like coriander, cumin, cinnamon, turmeric and pepper, and the blends of curry powder and garam masala. These, along with garlic, onions and sometimes ginger, characterize the most popular Indian-spiced soups and curries like this butter chicken from No Recipes. At first glance, many Indian recipes look complicated, with long lists of ingredients, but the method for cooking them is not complicated at all. Toast and grind the spices, make a paste with onions and garlic, add the main ingredients and liquid. That's all there is to it. Cook these recipes on the stove top, or in your slow cooker.
Several Indian-spiced soups and stews caught my eye this week:
Indian lentil soup, from Green Kitchen Stories
Butter chicken from No Recipes
Mixed bean Indian stew, from Lisa's Kitchen
Indian-spiced slow cooker red lentil soup with spinach and coconut milk, from Kalyn's Kitchen
Sweet corn curry, from Sailu's Food
Fennel flavored chicken curry, from eCurry
Spiced mushroom, chickpea and tomato stew, from Cookin' Canuck
Indian style chickpea, squash and spinach stew, from The Tiffin Box
Lentil soup with chickpeas and quinoa, from Souvlaki for the Soul
Which will you try first? What intrigues you? Please leave feedback on the original recipe post, and let us know if you've made or adapted any of these recipes. See you next Saturday, and every Saturday, with more soups, stews and chili.
[All photos used with permission.]