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Monday, December 14, 2009

Irish Potato Soup

This is an easy soup to make with all ingredients available in your pantry. Now I would presume that Potato is an universally loved vegetable. Every cuisine has some use for this wonderful vegetable. Did you know that Potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize. Well how do you think I know, just read it at our valuable and reliable source which is Wikipedia. Read More about potatoes here.

Also the Irish Potato Soup has a lot of variations. Some use celery and leeks in the soup as well.

  • 4-5 medium size potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup red onion chopped
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
  • small piece of ginger
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • freshly crushed black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 5-6 cups vegetable stock or water


  • Heat butter in a thick bottomed pan. Add the Bay leaves. Then Saute the onions ,garlic and ginger till about golden brown.

  • Add the green chillies and diced potatoes. Fry for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the vegetable stock/water . Season with salt and pepper and cook covered for about 25 -30 minutes until the potatoes are tender.
  • Now carefully remove the bay leaves and puree the rest in a Blender.
  • Transfer it back to the pan and add milk and stir it well. Let it simmer for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Adjust the seasoning. Ready to serve. This recipe serves 4.


  1. Dear Dolly.
    I had Potato soup some times. But did not have any idea how it was made. Now that I know, I will make it. Thank you for sharing.
    I remember, when I was in Germany in 80s, then only I came to know Potato was the main carbohydrate diet for Germans and not wheat or rice product.
    Have a nice day

  2. lovely tempting and yummmmmmmmmmmm soup.

  3. Wonderful Soup dolly!!Looks so inviting!! Will def give it a shot, one of these days.Perfect for this weather..:)

  4. Oh wow!!! Simply superb..
    Looks awesome dea.!!

  5. Another comforting soup for the season..Thanks for sharing ,Dolly :-)

  6. I make this often in winter, so easy and inviting. It is summer here and gets very hot so will be waiting awhile to cook again. I will try adding the chilli next time

  7. Comforting soup for the season! Wonderful soup!

  8. Very comforting soup for the winter. Pic is too good and reflects the essence of the soup.


  9. Healthy and yummy soup,never tried using potatoes in my soup till now..sounds really interesting and nice..

  10. Perfect for this seasonnnn...Yummyyyyy

  11. yummy and delicious soup.Perfect for the winter..

  12. came to know about your page from PJ's. love the look and some of the recipes. you really ahve a great looking blog. this soup is perfect for this season. looks yummy

  13. I was thinking about making a soup for this weather..its snowing here..Your soup is inviting me to make one soon !!
    The nickname is funny!! My baby is also not bad..Very very naughty :)Does he goes to any playgroup?

  14. Thanks everybody for all the wonderful comments.
    Ushnish -thnx for sharing about your time in Germany.Its always good to know more about ur fellow bloggers.
    Country Mum - Oh I envy u since its summer there..Its getting cold here and I feel a little under the weather for the last 2 days. That explains my Irish soup recipe. Do try adding a little bit green chilli and let me know how it tasted.
    A Homemakers Diary - A warm welcome to you. Always happy when I see first time visitors.I'm going to check ur blog now.
    Vineetha - Ya it goes with the territory. My little one is still home with me. I do take him to the library for story time and have play dates with my friend's kids.
    Sushma - Do give this soup a try it will surprise you. As I was when I tasted this for the 1st time.
    Also let me acknowlege these blogger friends too Sangeetha @ kothiyavunu, Sarah Naveen, Tina, Ms ChitChat,Sreelekha, Nandini,Gulmohar and kitchen queen..thnxs for being a regular on my blog.

  15. Gr8 soup Dolly..I didnt get ur mail yet,yday i seached on Orkut for u,but couldn't find..so v r living near by ,right..i am in village of pickering run apt,send in ur no thru mail,will call u...

  16. I have never tried soup with potatoes .Sounds new.Bookmarked.

  17. Hi Dolly. This sounds a comforting soup. I have always loved the potato and leek combination and I guess I have posted the same some time back.

  18. this is exactly I need, something warm, smooth and filling; perfect one for this season!!

  19. Your soup sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing