This post was Sponsored by Place of Origin. Here is one more Healthy, Nutritious Flavourful Fennel Soup and this time with the goodness of Turmeric and Walnuts. Turmeric is of course no stranger to my Indian kitchen, however I don’t generally use it in Soup. It adds to the flavour and appearance of this Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup, and the honey I drizzled on it before serving, pleasantly set off both the fennel and the turmeric. The apple and walnuts gave a body to the soup, while the raw green mango added just a hint of tartness. I have been experimenting with edible flowers recently, adding them to various dishes. For this Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup, I had a choice of dried but bright calendula, fresh purple basil flowers and yellow arugula flowers. I chose the purple basil flowers for garnish as they gave a nice contrast to the yellow of the Fennel soup, and added a subtle flavour of basil too.
This recipe for Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup is adapted from the Leek-Fennel-Apple + Walnut Soup with Turmeric from The First Mess. I saw it first on Pinterest and the colour of the soup as well as the combination of ingredients was intriguing, so when I got this delivery of fresh green fennel, I thought I should try it for myself.
If you have been following my Blog, you will know by now that I cook with zero pesticide vegetables and greens from First Agro Farms, through their marketing arm, Sakura Fresh, and that I use dry fruits, berries or nuts, of one kind or the other in almost every dish, thus adding to the nutrient value of the food. Soups in particular get a creamy thickness when nuts are pureed along with the other ingredients.
I had on hand all the ingredients that I needed for the soup. Till recently I used to search for good quality dry fruits and nuts, but now it is so easy to source, thanks to Place of Origin. I just have to order online and it is delivered to my home. They have an impressive array of good quality dry fruits, such a blessing for us home chefs! Do check out their website, they have Dry fruits, namkeens, Trail Mixes and biscuits. The Dry Fruit ‘counter’ displays a variety of nuts and mixes as well as popular items such as aam papad, different dried berries and dates, among other things. You can find them online, at Place of Origin. The Turmeric Walnuts Fennel Soup tasted even better when warmed up after a day in the fridge. I woke up with a heavy cold and without the energy to prepare any food. I toasted some home made bread and heated up the soup, made an effort and garnished it with walnuts and basil flowers, added a spoonful of raw honey. It tasted so delicious and was filling, gave me just the boost I needed!