Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe elevates the lowly parsnip into something special--a lovely Fall soup. Although not necessary, you can enrich this soup by adding some light cream just before reheating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large pan until the butter has melted.
  2. Add the onion, parsnips,apple and garlic and sauté stirring frequently, for 5-7 minutes, until the vegetables have softened, but not colored.
  3. Add the garam masala and chili powder and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds.
  4. Sprinkle in the flour, mixing well, and cook, stirring constantly for an additional 30 seconds.
  5. Stir in the stock and lemon rind and juice, then bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  7. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor, being careful not to splash the hot soup.
  8. Heat the soup through until piping hot.
  9. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

I used 3 small apples, 2 BIG garlic cloves, no flour, added 1 cup of red lentils (dahl) and 2 tbs of apple cider vinegar instead of lemon. 7 cups of vegetable stock was used. Once the soup is cooked I added 3/4 cup of soft tofu that was pureed with a handheld blender into a thick cream. Absolutely delicious!

Anoushka October 15, 2011

Only changes I made was no lemon rind, and I forgot the flour (whoops!). This soup came out utterly fantastic. Most soup servings come in disappointingly small portions, however this makes a very generous amount. Delicious, nutritious, and easy to make. It doesn't get any better than this. THANKS!

MechanicalJen January 14, 2009

I introduced my mom to recipezaar tonight, and then she went on to make this soup. She is fast-and-loose with recipes, so I know she wasn't strict with the measurements -- the only things I know for sure is that she stayed true to the ingredients listed, and she halved the lemon (& forgot the rind). This was a fantastic soup. I was worried that the Indian element of it would be harsh or bitter somehow, but it was VERY pleasant and pleased all five of us adults, from the "no-soup" DH to the conservative palate of the 78 year old in our midst.

DoubletheGarlic October 22, 2007

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