Cool cucumber soup with Indian spices

Preparation info

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Appears in

Pure Vegetarian

By Paul Gayler

Published 2006

  • About

Another great summer soup. Being a lover of all foods from the Far East, this soup makes a regular appearance on my menus. It is light and delicately spiced and really gets the gastric juices going. If you are serving the naan bread, I recommend it served hot - it makes a good contrast.


For the Curry Paste

  • 2 tablespoons mild curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • ½


For the curry paste, mix the curry powder and garam masala in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix to a paste. Set aside.

Heat a frying pan over a moderate heat, throw in the mustard and cumin seeds and dry-fry them for 20-30 seconds until they give off an aromatic fragrance. Add the c