Curried Ginger and Chili Mango Soup

Posted on by on September 20th, 2011 | 50 Comments »

I think the first thing that got me so into cooking was making soups. It was among the first things I learned to cook, besides my moms mac and cheese. Every holiday for as long as I can remember my mom would make huge pots of soup, each time trying a new one. I actually remember the first one she had me help make. It was a creamy broccoli cheese soup. I stood in the kitchen with her as we added all these wonderful ingredients to her ultra large soup pot. She would let me stir it and hand me items to add to it. I thought we were so elegant placing the soup in big bread bowls made from fresh pumpernickel bread. When we served the soup at dinner my mom made sure to let everyone know I helped in making it. Watching everyone enjoy the food I helped cook for them made me happy and my love for cooking was born. It was so great being able to make people feel good through something I made. Ever since then soup has been one of my favorite things to make. Call it nostalgia or just a love for soup but to me there is nothing better then a wonderful bowl to warm the soul. Soups truly are comfort in a bowl.

Winters in NY consisted of many soup for dinner nights to help ease the blistering cold wind and inches of snow outside. And, I was happy to oblige by making pots and pots of it. Here in Israel we don’t have to brave the cold winter nights, gusting winds or inches of snow. I am not complaining about that at all but an average 95F eight months out of the year doesn’t really scream soup. Or does it?

The warm weather and a more sophisticated pallet from when I was young has lead me to try new things, such as a chilled soup, which I never was a fan. I mean soup is supposed to be hot, right? Lending from the flavors of my raved about coconut cupcakes with mango buttercream, this soup is chilled and refreshing, light and filling. Made from fresh mangos, coconut liquid, ginger and chili, it could very well be the answer to summer soup. It comes together in less then 10 minutes and because it’s chilled you can make it well in advance. It is a perfect appetizer and can hold it’s own as a vegetarian main course with a small salad on the side. It can also hold it’s own as a not so vegetarian course if you were to say top it with seared scallops (which I totally would have done if they sold them anywhere near Be’er Sheva!).

 

Ingredients 

2 ripe mangos
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 cups milk
1 can coconut liquid
salt and pepper to taste
Fresh cilantro for garnish

Directions

In a a food processor place mango, garlic, ginger, curry and chili powder. Process until combined.
Slowly add milk and process until smooth.
Transfer soup to a large bowl and mix in coconut liquid.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Cover and chill for 2 hours before serving.
Serve garnished with fresh cilantro.

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50 Comments

  1. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    Oh I can’t wait to try this soup. I am always looking for some new soups to serve in Florida. Thanks for sharing.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Thanks Shari! This would be so perfect on a warm summer night. I went to University in Miami and I remember how hot it gets down there. This soup is perfect!

  2. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    Mango, coconut, and curry……so yummy. What a unique flavor for a soup.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Thanks Briarrose! The flavors work so perfectly together. THe soup is truly amazing!!

  3. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    This soup sounds so delicious! It must have so much delicious flavor!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Thanks Stephanie! The flavors are wonderful!

  4. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    Oh my… the ingredients alone have me swooning and I haven’t even tasted it yet! Wonderful.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Kelly, if the ingredients make you swoon then I suggest definitely making it! You will be in love.

  5. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    This is definitely going on my to-make list! What a wonderful combination of flavors =)

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Thanks Peggy! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  6. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    Yeah, I think your heat calls for a chilled soup over the steaming versions I soon will be making! What delicious flavors~

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Yes, this heat for sure calls for chilled soup!! I have already made this twice for dinner and foresee it in our future a few more times :)

  7. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    Ooo, this sounds interesting. It is kind of a cold version of a curried mango soup I made recently that I really loved I will need to give this a try too! http://www.flavorfulfork.com/2011/05/curried-shrimp-and-mango-soup/

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Curry and mango just work so well together!! You will love this recipe! Heading over to check yours out too! Thanks!

  8. Posted on: 9-20-2011

    So can you come teach me photography? YOUR PHOTOS ARE AMAZING. Wow. I’m drooling.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Hahaha thank you Claire!!

  9. Posted on: 9-21-2011

    God this soup is truly heavenly….
    coconut, Mango what a beautiful combination…
    Delicious!!!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Thank you Reem!! It is pretty heavenly!

  10. Posted on: 9-21-2011

    Wow… this soup is beautiful. I love the taste and look of it. I like your blue soup bowl too… so I must say I love everything about this post. I have everything but two ripe mangoes. I’m going to get them this week and have to make this!! I absolutely love the flavor!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-21-2011

      Thanks Nami!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!!

  11. Posted on: 9-21-2011

    Such a great recipe!!! This is the perfect use for the beautiful mangoes we have right now. YUM.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-22-2011

      I know! I want to make a huge vat of it and keep it to eat throughout the non mango season!

  12. Posted on: 9-21-2011

    What a fantastic idea!!! I always associate soup with winter, but this recipe sounds so good I would love to give it a try now that we go into summer!!! I LOVE mangoes!!!

    By the way… there’s an award waiting for you! You can find it here: http://www.manusmenu.com/red-onion-tarte-tatin :-)

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-22-2011

      Thank you so much Manu for passing along the award to me!! I love you blog (obviously) and am so honord that you thought to pass it along!

  13. Posted on: 9-21-2011

    I love the idea of these Thai flavours in a chilled soup, the chilli and mango make it ok to be cold. I’m with you I don’t generally like cold soup (I know sacriledge coming from the birthplace of gazpacho) but if it’s fruit it’s ok!!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-22-2011

      Thanks Natalie! I am still not completely sold on cold soup without fruit in it!! But, with fruit….totally different story!

  14. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Posted on: 9-21-2011

    Mango, ginger and curry soup!? My goodness, you should come out and live here because these are the ingredients we wallow in on a daily basis… Love that this is a cold soup, it’s suited to hot weather and pretty refreshing. Those scallops would’ve been perfect!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-22-2011

      Thanks Maya!! I do love this flavor combo!! I wish we had scallops here, I think they would be an amazing addition.

  15. Posted on: 9-22-2011

    As the weather is getting colder, I am totally craving soups… Your recipe is awesome because the curry, ginger, and chili all warm you up from the inside! BUZZED! :D

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-22-2011

      Thanks Tiffany!! You need to make this soup before it gets too cold for chilled soups!!!

  16. Posted on: 9-22-2011

    I really like cold soups, and this one sounds fabulous… love the combination of mango and coconut. It reminds me a little of my favourite Thai curries.
    The evenings are getting pretty chilly here in Canada, so I’m craving warm, substantial soups these days, but I will definitely be remembering this dish for next summer when I’m craving something cool and refreshing!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks Isabelle! This is definitely reminiscent of Thai curries!! Even if its cold over by you, you can try this to bring you back to warm summer months :)

  17. Posted on: 9-22-2011

    Yum! This recipe looks scrumptious. It is such an interesting flavor combination and while I haven’t been a huge fan of cold coups in the past I am definitely going to have to try this one.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks Russell! I was never a fan of cold soups either but I make this one almost weekly, its so good!

  18. Posted on: 9-22-2011

    Wow! This sounds seriously fabulous!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks Kathleen!

  19. Posted on: 9-23-2011

    Soup really is “comfort in a bowl”, even chilled soup, and especially in those gorgeous bowls of yours. Love th photos!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks Sara! I never thought cold soup could be “comforting” but Im still going to stick with it. This soup is comforting on a different level then warm soups!

  20. Posted on: 9-24-2011

    I am a soup fanatic! Cold soups in the hot weather and hot soups the rest of the time. This soup looks like it would be good cold or hot! It sounds delicious and your pictures are gorgeous!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks!! I am a new fan of cold soups in the warm weather. I think this would be good in warm or cold weather because as it is refreshing and chilled it also is warming from the curry and chili!

  21. Posted on: 9-25-2011

    Oh I love all your ceramics! They are BEAUTIFUL! This soups sounds very unique and I am very tempted to make it. I believe the combination of all the ingredients you used give this bowl of soup an explosion of nice flavors.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thank you so much Quay Po! I got them while I was traveling in China this summer! I wish I could have gotten more but I am not sure how I would have gotten them home considering we had very little room to bring things back!!

  22. Posted on: 9-25-2011

    What a gorgeous soup! I am a huge fan of them in the fall and winter and definitely loving yours.

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks Clarkie!! I think this could definitely be enjoyed this fall!

  23. Posted on: 9-26-2011

    This sounds delicious! I love the combination of coconut milk and mango!

    • BethMichelle
      Posted on: 9-26-2011

      Thanks Amy!!

  24. Posted on: 9-26-2011

    hi beth, such a unique recipe, which i have never seen before, especially mango being the main ingredient and then cooked.with curry,and chili :)

  25. Posted on: 9-28-2011

    This soup is not something that I would have ever dreamed of. I don’t think I could have put those flavors together, but now that I see it, I think I’m craving it! I love everything about it.
    Sure wish I could have some of your warm weather… we have had fog, a serious marine layer, for nearly 4 months now. The sun pops out midday for a few hours, but it’s drizzly every morning and grey every afternoon. I’m really ready to see some sun!

  26. Posted on: 10-1-2011

    Mango, Ginger and Curry- Fabulous Combination! One of my favorites!

  27. Posted on: 6-17-2012

    I devour mangoes and this sound great with ginger,curry powder and coconut milk. Awesome flavors.

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