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Curried apple soup

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Curried apple soup

Starter Serves 4 25 min
A salute to India, the warming combination of apple and spices creates a soup that's unusual and delectable. This is a good way to use up those less-than-perfect windfalls. Substitute the chicken stock for veg stock if you want a vegetarian recipe.


  • 1 onion
  • butter for frying
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 3 tart apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • chicken stock
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Sauté the onion in butter, then add the turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander and mustard powder, plus the cinnamon and cayenne pepper.
  • Step 2

    Add the apples. Cover with chicken stock and simmer for about 15 minutes until the apples are soft.
  • Step 3

    Blend to a purée and season well, adding the lemon juice.

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