potato leek soup

POTATO LEEK SOUP

Comforting soups are perfect for this weather or even the coming winter season. This potato leek soup is a pureed soup which is enriched with milk.

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Potato Leek Soup served with a side of freshly baked baguettes

NEW YEAR, NEW BEGINNINGS

We are almost half way into January-How crazy is that?

And, I’m super excited as I’ve got so many ideas for my blog this year… 2020- we all shall make it big…. can’t wait to share what’s coming…

I’m sure by now most of y’all must have understood that I’m game for comfort food anytime and every time… so this potato leek soup recipe I’d made at the beginning of fall but as usual I was caught up with life and never ending tasks so couldn’t commit much to blogging… However, this is something I plan on changing this year… I plan on blogging much more and besides loving what I do, I’ve decided to give blogging more time…

I’ve also started a Food Photography course with Lauren Caris from That’s Sage and it’s going great so far… I’ve begun a food blogging course or blogging course with Seeking the Globe… quite fun too- done a couple of live masterclasses and I would highly recommend both these courses for any aspiring food bloggers or anyone interested in food photography…Click on the links to know more.

That’s enough of what’s going in my life… would love to know what you all are up to? Do leave a comment down below and let’s have a quick little chat…

SOUP TIME

Back to this amazingly warm and comforting soup- trust me when I say this I can have this soup anytime and all the time… and when I get my hands on it, two to three bowls full are definitely my jam… haha!

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Perfect soup for this cold winter season.

I like how versatile this recipe is coz you can top it up with whatever you like- like some freshly made croutons or bits and pieces of some crispy bacon… I’ve served mine with a generous drizzle of olive oil and some extra freshly crushed pepper.

It’s the perfect kind of creamy soup for chilled winter nights…Make a pot full and enjoy a bowl of this goodness and DO NOT FORGET TO WEAR YOUR warm winter special PJs just to get the full experience of a warm and cozy vibe…

Potato Leek Soup

This warm creamy and thick soup is all you need to keep you warm this winter.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: British, French
Keyword: Potato and Leek Soup, Soup, Thick Soups
Servings: 6 people
Author: Vania Cotta

Ingredients

  • 50 gms Butter
  • 2 nos Leeks Large ones, cleaned,peeled and sliced
  • 6 nos Potatoes peeled, cut into cubes.
  • 1 tbsp Coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp Dried Coriander leaves and garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly crushed pepper to taste
  • 1.5 ltr water
  • 3 nos Maggi cubes or any vegetable stock cubes
  • Olive oil to taste

Instructions

  • Start by washing your potatoes and leeks well. Later prep them by peeling the potatoes and cleaning the leeks by peeling off the top tough layer.
  • Finely chopped the leeks and cut the potatoes into small cubes. Set aside.
  • Get the soup pot ready and place it on a medium flame.
  • Now add some butter to the pot and let it melt away.
  • Add the sliced leeks and stir well. Let it gradually sweat.
  • Once the leeks are half ready add the cubed potatoes.
  • Let them both sweat away for about 5 mins on a low flame.
  • Finally add enough water, a pinch of salt, coriander powder, pepper powder, garlic and dried fresh coriander powder and the maggi cubes.
  • Once the potatoes are boiled and cooked enough, using a hand blender puree the soup and add a cup of whole fat milk. Let it boil for a few more minutes until it thickens slightly.
  • Serve hot with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and freshly crushed pepper.

Notes

  • You can also add leftover boiled potatoes for this recipe or a potato mash. 
  • Feel free to top the soup off with some freshly made croutons or bits of crispy bacon. 
  • Freshly baked baguettes with some butter or any bread with butter goes very well with this soup and this makes a perfect little meal. 
  • You can enjoy this potato leek soup with a side of breadsticks too.
  • For those who are dairy-free, discard the full fat milk and replace it with some vegan coconut cream or smooth almond/ cashew paste.
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Potato Leek Soup

TO CONCLUDE

Make sure to cook this recipe atleast once and I promise you there’s no turning back. For all of you who are potato lovers just like us, this recipe is a must try.

Do you like soups? Are you a soup person? Is it a tradition at home for you to have soup every evening as a pre-dinner ritual? DO comment down below and let me know. Also, if you ever make this recipe, share it with me on instagram using the hashtag #deliciouscravingsatvaniaskitchen

Until next time, ciao!

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