When you think of Indian food, soup is most likely not the first thing to come to mind. Overshadowed by spicy curries and tandoori dishes, Indian soup seems to be the unsung hero of traditional Indian cooking and also now available at almost all Indian restaurants. Soup is an essential part of meals for all occasions and as well as setting a beautiful tone for the courses ahead, they are also filled to the brim with colour, flavour and vitamins.

Palak Soup

Palak soup is a strikingly gorgeous green colour made primarily from spinach. It’s lightly spiced with pepper and paired delightfully with heavy cream. This green wonder is usually served hot and is the perfect comforter on a cold winter’s evening.

Mulligatawny Soup

For those of you who are looking for something exploding with flavour and also a little bit different, Mulligatawny soup is the perfect candidate. This wholesome dish begins with a coconut base and is combined with lentils, carrots and apple. Spices such as ginger, garlic and chillies are added for an extra kick of flavour.

Lemon and Coriander Soup

Perfect to serve at a dinner party or on a hot summer’s day, this refreshing soup is light, fragrant and citrusy.  This delightful dish is flavoured mainly using some fresh lemon juice, ginger, and a sprinkling of salt and pepper. Incredibly fresh and light, this soup looks beautiful with a simple garnish of coriander.

Indian Tomato Soup

An Indian twist on the classic tomato soup, this dish has been stepped up a flavour gear from the added turmeric, ginger, cayenne pepper and garam masala. While it’s not strictly authentic Indian cooking, it’s still delicious and a great way to spice up a timeless recipe.

Garam Masala Carrot Soup

Traditional carrot soup is arguably one of the best soups ever made and Indian cooking has improved the original recipe tenfold. Made with roasted carrots and onions to begin with, the already flavourful ingredients are added to a blend coconut milk, garam masala, cayenne pepper, fresh lime juice and salt.