Addiction. There are so many kinds. Some good for you some bad. Obsession. There are too many of those too. Few that could do you good and few that could make your life a living hell. Is there a difference between the two ?? … I think there is. One is a state of mind and the other a physical craving … or so I’d like to believe … Well not that any of that is connected to my Celery and Potato soup :-) I was just thinking so I thought I’d think out a bit loud. Maybe get to hear what you have to say. What are your obsessions? What are you addicted to ? Are you in control of them ?

As for the soup … Its raining outside , its gloomy and cold … might be running a slight temperature too. Times like these call for a light n clear ‘Get Well Soon Chicken Soup’ … tried that, but the taste buds are numb too … Now its got to be something a bit hearty and comforting. And I think this one just did it for me. A rich bodied potato soup with a refreshing celery flavour + all the goodness and nourishment of a chicken soup. And the seasoned potato croutons are the perfect topping to the subtly flavoured soup.

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • 1 medium sized red onion finely chopped
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and chopped- fine dice ( 1 for the soup and 1 for the croutons)
  • 2 large stalks of celery with the leaves
  • 1/2 liter of a rich homemade chicken stock/or veg (with carrots, bay leaves, black peppercorns, celery stalks, spring onions …)
  • 100 gms of the boiled chicken –shredded (opt out for veg versions)
  • A knob of butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt n Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 1 tsp Chicken Bullion powder (optional)

Start with making the chicken stock. Boil together the jointed/skinned chicken with the veggies for about ½ hr to 40 mins on slow fire. Once the stock is ready, strain it and de-bone some of the chicken for the soup. Take a heavy bottom saucepan. Pour in the olive oil and butter together. Sautee the onions till they turn soft and pink, add the potatoes and celery stalks and further fry till they are almost done. Add the shredded chicken and the stock. Let this boil well for about 5 mins and then blend it in the liquidizer to form a smooth consistency. Strain it and make sure you push the pulp well through the sieve. Bring back to a boil. Taste the soup and season it well. For the croutons, fine dice the potato and soak them in salted water for 5 mins. Deep fry till golden brown.  Remove on a kitchen towel to soak up the excess oil and then toss them in some salt pepper and dried sage. When ready to serve, top the soup with these croutons and some of the celery leaves. Have it hot !

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Comment :

Happy you’re back and the soup looks absolutely loveable and delicious. I love the sweet and sour addition that apples bring to the soup. I think I should make this one. As quickly as I can.

Have a good day, Egle.

What a refined soup and loevly picture!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kajal

Egl ???? Apples ? Thank you for the comment but are you sure you read the recipe right ?

Rosa, Thanks :-)

Addictions? Obsessions? I could be writing for quite some time? I can however say I could easily become addicted (or obsessed!) by this gorgeous, comforting soup. Those potato croutons look amazing!

Kajal

:-) Well Hun I would love to hear what you have to say. Maybe sometime if time permits on your next trip to Mumbai :-)

Damn it :)) I was pretty sure that there were apples. Silly me :)
Leaving this misunderstanding apart, soup still looks great!

Kajal

:-) Well now that you have mentioned apples, I’m sure I’d love to try them out … they should taste good. I’ve been making baby food and trying out all sorts of combinations, n yes apples n chicken do taste nice together !

What a lovely recipe! I was just looking for a nice new soup recipe to try. This might just be it!

Greetings,
Tiina

this is a lovely recipe kajal! love all the refreshing flavors!

I’ve never had potato soup! Love the flavors of yours though. The celery is a perfect match with potatoes. Perfect for cold weather. Have to wait till winter to make this :)
Magda

liz

Looks cheering for a cold day – feel better!

Potato soup has never appealed to me, but this recipe does! I’ll have to try it next time I need a sore-throat-remedy!

Joy

Kajal your food is always so captivating! This chicken soup definitely would comfort my soul. I hope you are feeling better and enjoying time with your family! Have a great weekend :)

Kajal,

First time on your site. It looks amazing and wow what a beautiful pictures of all recipes, simply amazing with amazing recipes to share. I will be coming back for more.

I saw your about page, I will be looking forward to your cookbook in future as well.

i have a soar throat right now thanks for posting

Very nice picture and and perfect soup. I can say that because I cooked it. A very good recipe. It is one of my residents now. I havent been a big potatosoupfan but in this combination its fantastic…

Great stuff! I keep learning new things every time I come back to your blog.

It looks delicious Kate! A bowlful of comfort :)

Hey thr,
Just got introduced to your blog thru a blogger frnd and I was stunned to see what pretty space you’ve created here!
Keep up the good work and you’ll see me dropping by often now :-)

Wow, this looks seriously yum. On my try to make list.

Oh this is really mouth-watering! I think this will definitely go well with a cup of steam black rice and some ice-cold fruit juice! Thanks for sharing this soup recipe! Will definitely try this out this coming weekend!

Great work. The presentation is picture perfect. Keep up the good work.

Thanks for this great potato, celery and chicken soup recipe. A perfect option for these cold winter months.

Hello,

I’d love to try this soup because its simple and not to overdone like some recipes I’ve seen.

I always want creamy soups when I’m sick but the dairy in them just makes my stuffiness worse. This soup, however, doesn’t rely on milk or heavy creams so I now I can have the soup I crave without the negative consequences. Thanks for sharing this!


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