Saturday, February 18, 2012

Matzo Ball Soup with Curry and Cilantro

Matzo ball soup is one of the best soups to have around the house.  The matzo meal stays in the cupboard and if you have some chicken broth you basically have a soup.  In this version I add curry powder and cilantro to give it a unique flavor.


Matzo balls
2 eggs
1/8 cup olive oil
1/8 cup seltzer water
1/2 cup matzo meal
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 carrot peeled and chopped
1/2 onion peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons curry
4 cups chicken broth
10 sprigs cilantro

1. Start with the matzo first.  Mix eggs, water and oil together in a medium bowl.
2. Add salt and pepper and stir again.
3. Add matzo meal and stir to combine well.  Put in the fridge for 30 minutes to let set.
4. About 10 minutes before matzo is ready, heat a soup pot over medium high heat.  Add a swirl of olive oil and cook onion and carrot for three minutes.
5. Add curry and stir to coat evenly.  Let cook another 2 minutes.
6. Then add chicken broth and bring to a boil.
7. Wet your hands and roll the matzo into 1 1/2 inch size balls.
8. When soup is boiling, add the matzo balls into the pot being careful not to disturb the others.
9. Reduce heat to low and cook 25-30 minutes.
10. Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and a pinch or two of salt and serve!

No comments:

Post a Comment