Dessert Soups: 6. Chocolate Soup That was some big soup! Thank you for celebrating with us. 20 years of gatherings and giving. 260 Friends (79 kids) attended the 20th Annual Big Soup Party. We made 50 gallons of soup. We raised $3,762.70 at the event for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.
3 TBS Olive Oil
4 Garlic Cloves
2 Celery Sticks
1 Fennel Bulb
28oz Chopped Tomatoes
4 TBS Pesto
3 3/4 cup of Vegetable Stock
14 oz Navy Beans Rinsed and Drained
Salt and Pepper
1. Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onions, carrots, crushed garlic, celery and fennel and fry for 10 minute. Add Zucchini and stir for 2 minutes.
2. Stir in the chopped tomatoes, pesto, stock, and bean and bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and simmer gently for 25-30 minutes, until the vegetables are completely tender. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter), or vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 green chile peppers, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground coriander seed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
4 pods cardamom, bruised
1 tablespoon chopped fresh curry
1 carrot, chopped
1 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
1 large potato, peeled and diced
1 cup Masoor dhal (red lentils), rinsed, drained
8 cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Heat ghee or vegetable oil in large pan (use low heat); cook onion, garlic, ginger, chilies, spices and curry leaves, stirring, until onion is browned lightly and mixture is fragrant. Do not over brown the onion or else it will give the soup a burnt taste.
Add carrot, apple, potato, dhal, and chicken stock to pan; simmer, covered, for about 15 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Discard cardamom pods and curry leaves.
Blend or process soup mixture, in batches, until pureed; return to pan. Add tamarind, lemon juice, coconut milk and fresh coriander leaves; stir until heated through.