Jerusalem Artichoke (sunchoke) soup

Now that we are comfortable with the know-hows of Jerusalem Artichoke, why not kick start our taste buds to it as well, with this simple and basic soup? I personally feel that soups are the best way to start imbibing new vegetables in our diet. There is hardly anything that can go wrong with a soup - is it not? The soup is very earthy with a mild sweetish tinge to it thanks to the sun chokes. In short, you wont miss potatoes any more. If you have had potato based soups, then you would surely not mind trying this one out.This was the first recipe that I tried with Artichokes.

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  • Serves: 2 people
  • 1 onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 2-3 garlic,minced (or as per taste)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1-1/2 pounds of jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed and chopped (about 5-10 in numbers.)
  • 1 cup milk (low fat/ or whole milk)
  • salt and lots of pepper to taste
1. In a pan, saute the chopped carrot,celery, garlic and onions in 1/2 tsp of oil. Add some salt, close the lid and let it cook for 1-2 min until slightly soft.
2. Add the jerusalem artichokes, stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
3. Add 1-2 cups of water - just enough to cover the vegetables. Bring to a boil and then bring the heat down to a simmer, close the lid and cook until all the vegetables are softened completely - roughly 10-15 min.
4. Transfer to a food processor/(use hand blender if you have one) and process until lump free and smooth.
5. Return to the pan, add the milk and stir gently for 1-2 min. Serve warm with your favourite bread.
6. I served mine with lots of pepper and home made Wheat Germ Bread.

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recipe minimally adapted from vegetarian cookbook

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By Curry Leaf on Jan 29, 2009

Pic is too tempting to make me buy the sunchoke.The soup looks healthy and simple.Lt me see if I can find some.

By Soma on Jan 29, 2009

I am a big time artichoke lover. Thanks for the recipe. Never had a soup with them tho'.

By Gita's Kitchen on Jan 29, 2009

wow, yesterday I was reading your post about this veggie and today there is a delicious soup waiting for me to prepare.. thanks a lot dear :)

By Gita's Kitchen on Jan 29, 2009

wow, yesterday I was reading your post about this veggie and today there is a delicious soup waiting for me to prepare.. thanks a lot dear :)

By Kitchen Flavours on Jan 29, 2009

Comforting and refreshing....

By Meera on Jan 28, 2009

Loved your informative post about J artichoke. I have seen them but never tried them. Now I think I will buy them and cook for potato like recipes. Thanks so much for sharing.

By Cynthia on Jan 28, 2009

The bowl is vying with the soup for my attention :)

By Madhu on Jan 28, 2009

Sunchokes looks like ginger, nice info on them. Would like to try them sometimes.
Soup sounds great with sunchokes..

By veggie belly on Jan 28, 2009

A good soup with some good bread is so wonderful! This looks so delish, I must try it.

By musical on Jan 28, 2009

Great idea! Thanks, girl.

By Asha on Jan 28, 2009

What the!!!:D
They looks like ginger, those J Artichokes. Never seen it before or may be I didn't recognize it. Soup looks great though, I do love Artichoke, only tried with regular ones.

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