Spicy Cauliflower Soup

Spicy Cauliflower Soup

A warming soup from Lesley that uses the young green parts of a cauliflower as well.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cm ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-2 cm turmeric root, peeled and finely chopped (alternatively use 1 tsp turmeric powder)
  • 1tbsp oil
  • 3-5 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped (alternatively use spring onions or green garlic)
  • 1tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 medium size cauliflower chopped up, including softer parts of stalks and inner green leaves
  • 750ml vegetable stock
  • 1dsp garam masala
  • Small amount of milk/cream and/or lemon juice (if wanted)
  • Wild garlic if you have it.


  • Fry the onion slowly for about 10 mins in sunflower or other oil
  • Add the ginger, turmeric and fennel seeds and continue to gently fry for 5 mins
  • Add the cauliflower, stir and cook for about 5-10 mins – don’t let it catch. Add the vegetable stock and bring to boil then turn to simmer until the cauliflower is soft.
  • Liquidise as much of the soup as you want, but leave some pieces of cauliflower and/or leaves.
  • Add the milk/ cream or lemon juice and anything else your spoon tells you to.
  • Reheat but don’t boil.
  • Stir in a dessertspoon of garam masala.  I chopped some wild garlic and sprinkled on top but you could use chives.
  • Enjoy!

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