recipe:: bitsa soup

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

yes well.. apparently when i get paid, i buy hundreds of pounds worth of fresh produce. so, what to do? make some soup! i'm pretty sure i've shared a similar recipe with you before, but whatever. for the new readers, here is my favourite soup: bitsa soup, named as such as it has 'bitsa everyfink' in it. innit!

here's what you'll need:
you will also need some fresh coriander (or not, kirsty!), and the standard salt, pepper and olive oil.

here's how you'll do it:
1. dice all of the things. about 2cm squares is good, but.. whatever really. 2. 'sweat' the raw ingredients (veggies) in some oil, in a big pot over a low heat until they're well sweaty and oily and then chuck in some salt and pepper. 3. dissolve one stock cube in 2 cups of boiling water, and pour over the veggies (if this doesn't cover all the veggies in the pot, add slightly more until mostly all under water). 4. let that simmer on low-heat for 30 minutes, or until you are able to mash the contents of the pot with no hassle. 5. mash until all the water is gone (this is when you wanna add your coriander too, just a small hand full), then move all contents to the blender. 6. blend to your heart's content. 7. move back to the pot, and pour in 100ml of yoghurt (or more, if you fancy), and more salt and pepper. 8. taste. 9. pour into bowl. 10. serve!
diced pumpkin, potato and sweet potato
add spring onion and chillies and sweat in butter or olive oil for 5 minutes or so...
after 30 mins, mash, mash, mash and add some coriander
whizz it up then move it back to the pot. add some yoghurt and mix
add cracked pepper and voila, enjoy!
perfect for an easy lunch or supper with some crusty bread or buttered toast. yum!


  1. Yum! I'm craving soup now, but it's too hot to eat it here right now.

  2. Hoooooray for no coriander!! Too many lovely dishes are ruined by this evil greenery. No more! Soup looks delish tho, I'm craving it in this weather! Brrrr xx

  3. YUM. My kinda soup. Make it for me? I'm too lazy. Thanks.

  4. I am so making this. I already have 5 different types of soup in my freezer but there's always room for more soup imo x


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