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Cold Sweet Corn Soup

Cold Sweet Corn Soup

Perfect soup on a hot summer day! Serve chilled with a side of salad or bread.


  • 3 tablespoon butter

  • 1 white sweet onion, diced

  • 4 ears sweet corn, cut kernels off the cob

  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced

  • ½ teaspoon turmeric

  • 4 cups vegetable stock (or water)

  • 2 tablespoons shredded coconut (unsweetened)

  • 1 teaspoon salt, per taste

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper powder, per taste

  • Lemon juice from ½ lemon

  • Zest from half lemon

Sprigs of cilantro
Cilantro Oil, recipe below (optional) – make ahead
Garlic chili oil, recipe below (optional) – make ahead

Heat the butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the onions and season with a pinch of salt. Saute the onions until they are translucent (about 5 minutes). Add in the corn kernels, turmeric, garlic and coconut, and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring from time to time. Add the vegetable stock or water and lemon zest and simmer for 8-10 minutes.

Let the soup cool down for ½ hour. Transfer it to a blender and blend at high speed until smooth and creamy. Add in the lemon juice. Taste for salt and pepper. Chill the soup in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving.

Garnish the bowl of soup with cilantro sprig, drizzle of cilantro oil and drizzle of red garlic chili oil.

Cilantro Oil: Blend a cup of cilantro, ¼ cup olive oil, 1 green chili and 1 clove garlic in a blender and process through a sieve to gather the oil.

Garlic Chili oil: Blend ¼ cup olive Oil, 1 clove garlic (minced) and 1 tablespoon red chili powder (preferably Kashmiri). Let it sit for a few hours and strain the oil for use.

[Serves 4]