Potato-Leek Soup

Its been a long time since I posted any soup recipe.Today I am going to serve you a delicately flavored Potato and leek soup that became a new favorite in our house.I have always seen leeks at the farmers market and I didn't have any recipe to put it into.One day I saw this soup in Davids blog and the very next day got a bunch of these green leaves and turned it into a soup.David's version is a lot thicker than mine but since we like thin soups before dinner I made this version with a few minor changes.

I used:

Leek-3 stalks,cleaned and chopped
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Bay leaf-1
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Peel,quarter and pressure cook the potatoes till soft.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and put in cumin seeds
  3. When they crackle add the chopped leeks and saute till soft.
  4. Remove from heat and cool.
  5. Puree the potato and leek with a little water.
  6. Heat a pot and add the bay leaf,enough water/vegetable stock and the puree.
  7. Mix well and let it come to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  8. Discard the bay leaf.
  9. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve hot.

Potato-Leek soup served in my favorite soup bowl garnished with
sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
Bon Appetit...

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