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Samosa Soup

Oh man the winter is here in Boise. We got enough snow to shut down the schools - the schools don't shut down easily here - and that snow day quickly became an ice night and it stuck around for the weekend. Here's what I'm trying to say: it's colder than a witch's tit and slicker than owl shit out there. And when you're faced with that kind of weather, all you really wanna do is curl up with some soup and binge watch Twin Peaks (well at least for the first big winter storm of the year, anyway).

That's how this soup was conceived. I really wanted samosas for dinner, but I also really wanted to be lazy, snuggle up with my family and watch as much Twin Peaks as possible. I couldn't really do both - samosas can be labor intensive - so I compromised and found out I can actually do both...sort of.

Have you ever ordered a samosa, cracked it open, carefully ate the filling, and saved the fried outer shell for last? What?! That's not gross...I do it all the time. That's how I know that this soup tastes exactly like the inside filling of the samosa - although not fried, it's still pretty damn good.

When I was on my 3rd bowl of soup, I had a soup epiphany: isn't it amazing that we can take pretty much any dish we love and turn it in to a simple, yet complex flavored, bowl of winter warmth? Lasagna Soup, Pizza Soup, Cheeseburger Soup, Taco Soup, I mean people love make things in to soup, amiright?!

Well the key to this one is the cock sauce: Don't leave it out!

8 yukon gold potatoes, chopped
3 carrots, diced
1/2 tsp. coconut oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp turmeric
pinch of ground cardamom
pinch of cinnamon
cayenne pepper, to taste
2 c vegetable broth
1 can of coconut milk
juice of a lime
as many cooked peas as your heart desires
fresh cilantro

  1. Boil those potatoes and carrots until tender, drain, and set aside. 
  2. Saute up your onion with the coconut oil until they start to soften. Add in the spices, and let cook until the fragrance makes your mouth sweat.
  3. Put half the boiled potatoes and carrots to a blender with your onion spice mix and blend it up.
  4. Put your blended soup back in a sauce pan with the potatoes and carrots that didn't get blended along with the coconut milk and lime juice.
  5. Let that soup simmer for a minute or two so it can get all acquainted. Remove from heat and add in the peas and fresh cilantro.
  6. Top with sriracha and gobble. 


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