This is a lovely soup to begin an meal with Indian flavors or for serving in the fall when apples begin to come in. It has a mild curry flavor with a delicate sweetness from the apples. It may be served hot or cold. Although the preparation time appears long, most of this is simmering and sitting time for the stock - no real effort required. This recipe is from Mollie Katzen's "The Enchanted Broccoli Forest."