Zedoary Soup

Zedoary Soup is a traditional Indian recipe for a soup dish of mixed vegetables that are flavoured with Zedoary root a relative of ginger.


6 tbsp fine (French) beans finely chopped

6 tbsp carrots finely chopped

6 tbsp peas

6 tbsp sweetcorn

4 tbsp sunflower oil

2 onions finely chopped

6 tbsp blanched, skinned, and chopped tomatoes

1 tsp sugar

4 tbsp red wine vinegar

4 tbsp coriander leaves

1 tsp zedoary finely chopped



Bring some 600ml (2 1/2 cups) water to the boil

add the vegetables

reduce to a simmer and cook until they are done but remain firm

Reserve these and the cooking liquid and set them aside.

Meanwhile, add oil to a separate pan and fry the onion until they are golden in color.

Add the tomatoes and sugar and continue cooking until the tomatoes become soft and mushy.

Add the vegetables to the tomato mixture along with the reserved broth, the vinegar, the chopped coriander leaves, and the zedoary.

Bring to the boil and immediately take off the heat.

Serve immediately.