2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 medium size onions, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
2 tart apples, cored and chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 green bell peppers, sliced in 1/2 slices
6 cups chicken stock
1 can (14 ounces) low sodium chopped tomatoes
2 cups cooked chicken breasts
1 cup cooked basmati rice
4 tablespoons all purpose flour
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon mace
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup plain-low fat yoghurt
1. In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion, carrots, apples, celery and green peppers, and cook uncovered for 5 minutes or until onions are soft. Blend in the curry powder and flour and cook,stirring, 1 minute longer.
2. Add the chicken broth, tomatoes, cloves, mace and nutmeg. Raise the heat to moderately high, cover and bring to a boil. Adjust the heat so that the mixture bubbles gently, cover and simmer for 30 minutes. Cool the soup for 10 minutes.
3. In a blender or food processor, whirl the soup in 3 badges for 20 seconds each. Return to saucepan, add the chicken and rice, and cook stirring, over moderate heat for 3 minutes or until the soup is heated through. Laddle soup into individual bowls, top each with 1 tablespoon of the yoghurt.
Pairs Well With
This soup with a bit of Indian influence is very tasty. Excellent for a light lunch.