Thursday, February 12, 2009

Velouté De Poireaux/Leeks N Potato Creamy Soup

Leeks are vegetables that are closely associated with onions and garlic. They are part of the same "family" of plants, known as the Alliaceae family.The leaf of a leek would form a light green, tight cylinder of sheaths. These may be used in cooking to prepare soups and salads. They may be eaten raw or cooked.The lower leaf portion and bulb of one cup of raw leeks would provide the body with 54 calories, 13 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and 18 milligrams of sodium.Leeks and potatoes goes prefect for soup and this soup will be very tasty and creamy...This delicious soup goes to No Croutons Required -Potato Challenge, this month challenge is soup with potato or salad with potatoes, by Holler of Tinned Tomatoes, as this velouté de poireaux fits prefectly for french cuisine, this goes to AWED - French by DK...


1+1/2cup Leeks pieces
2nos Potato pieces
1no Onion chopped
1/1tsp Pepper powder
1cup Vegetable Stock water
2tsp Olive oil
1/2cup Low fat cream
Salt

Heat the olive oil n saute the chopped onion until they turns transculent, add the leeks and potato pieces, saute everything for a while..once the vegetables are bit cooked, add the vegetable stock water, salt, pepper powder..cook everything in simmer with lit closed...put off the stove once the veggies get cooked well, add the low fat cream to the cooked veggies...blend them as soup with hand blender...

Serve hot!!!

On the way to Eating With The Season - February by Maninas...

17 comments:

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

Ooh La La! Fancy name! ;D

Love the taste of Leeks, a classic British soup as well. good one! :)

Adlak's tiny world said... Reply To This Comment

totally new to me... can guess how it tastes and not so complicated one as it sounds in heading. ha ha ha..

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Priya,
I too had made the same soup for AWED: French,mine is only little different,I think there are different types of potato-leek soups available.I will be posting next week only.

Happy cook said... Reply To This Comment

I love leek soup and your looks really thick and dleicious.

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

love the taste of leeks..soup looks delish..

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Poireaux is one the veg I love. Great for winter!

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Great soup..:)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks creamy and delish !

Madhu's cooking gallery said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks yummy! Different one!

n33ma said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so Creamy and healthy....

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

lovely soup... it looks creamy and must have tasted yummy :)

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

wow the soup looks very creamy priya!

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

looks so yummy :)

Nithya Praveen said... Reply To This Comment

Awww the name is very appealing.This is new to me and surely an easy one to try.Wonderful Priya:)

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

I had something similar at a friends place recently...yours looks delicious..

no croutons required said... Reply To This Comment

What a lovely soup Priya! Thanks for entering it into No Croutons Required. The line-up and voting poll will be up and running at Tinned Tomatoeson the 21st of Feb.
Good Luck
Holler

Rachel Cotterill said... Reply To This Comment

I love leek & potato soup, such a classic! :)