Vegetable Barley Soup with the Taste of Little India

This week on French Fridays with Dorie the rest of the Doristas are making Arman’s Caviar in Aspic (page 29).  This recipe was not going to fly in my house so I decided to do a make-up.  I handed my husband the cookbook and said pick something.

He picked vegetable barley soup with the taste of little India (page 89).  I love soup, vegetables and Indian food so I thought it was a great pick.  The base of this soup is onion, carrots, parsnips, garlic, fresh ginger and pearl barley.  It is spiced  with Garam masala and Turmeric.  I used chicken broth for the liquid.  It could not have been easier to make and tasted great.  I made a note that this soup would be good when you have a cold with the ginger, garlic and chicken broth. I made a full recipe so we are looking forward to more soup and plan to make it again.

These recipes are part of an international cooking group working our way through Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  
To see more of Vegetable Barley Soup with the Taste of Little India go here.
To see more of Arman’s Caviar in Aspic go here.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. Cakelaw says:

    This soup was good – glad you enjoyed it. Hmmm, the aspic was … Interesting.


  2. This one was really good – I need to make another batch for this cold snap we're having!


  3. Adriana says:

    That sounds delicious! I still have to make up that one. I also skipped the caviar and aspic this week.


  4. Diane Balch says:

    Perfect time for a healthy soup like this. Happy New Year.


  5. Kathy says:

    A really good soup! One of my favorites! We are having such cold weather here on the east coast, it would make a perfect meal! Happy Friday Diane!


  6. Anonymous says:

    I'll be trying the aspic next week… I recall liking this soup – great choice for a make-up!


  7. That soup looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for the info on it as that is one I've not yet made!


  8. Diane, a very lovely make-up – so nice to read that you enjoyed this soup with the exotic spices – it certainly looks like comfort in a soup plate!Have a good weekend,Andrea


  9. Anonymous says:

    You are doing a great job catching up with the rest of us, Diane. Good choice.


  10. Mary Hirsch says:

    Anything these days that includes the spice, Turmeric, in the mix works for me. I really enjoyed this soup also. Since Aspic didn't work, I'm glad you changed to something you both would like.


  11. I am glad you were able to find something a little less out there 🙂 It's definitely soup weather…


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