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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Weenen Curried Cream of Carrot Soup

Cream of carrot soup photo by ironyIn South Africa, carrots have been an important vegetable crop since the early settlement at the Cape. Carrots are grown all over South Africa particularly near urban areas. Carrots are cultivated in Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, East Rand, Pretoria, Greytown, Weenen and in the Reddersburg area in the Free State areas of South Africa.



Daucus carota or carrots are a popular vegetable grown all over the world. Carrots are a root vegetable with color of the roots varying from white, yellow, orange-yellow, light purple, deep red to deep violet.


Weenen Curried Cream of Carrot Soup

Weenen Curried Cream of Carrot Soup
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Creamy sweet and spicy African curried carrot soup is a great way to deliciously eat your servings of vegetables. 

Prep time: Cook time: Total time:
Ingredients:
2 cups diced carrots
2 cups water from carrots
1 cup milk    
⅛ teaspoon red pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt

Directions:
Cook the carrots in the water until tender and mash well or blend. Melt butter, add dry ingredients, add gradually the 1 cup water in which the carrots were cooked and the milk. When at boiling point, serve with a little grated raw carrot sprinkled over top of soup. Any vegetable, raw or cooked, may be used in the same way, as cauliflower, cabbage, peas, turnips, etc.



Did you know…?

Did you know Greenway Farms in South Africa claims it produces Africa's favorite carrot the rugani carrot 



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