A delicious, creamy soup and enjoyed anytime. The soup is medium spicy. If you favor a less spicy soup, reduce the amount of peppers used. Vegetable stock may be used instead of water.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium-size cooking pot, add water and white kidney beans and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.

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  • In a frying pan, saute onions in olive oil until lightly brown.

  • To cooking pot, add potatoes, sauteed onions, chicken soup base, turmeric, black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, curry powder, and soy sauce, and cook until potatoes are tender.

  • Add whole milk and half and half cream and bring back to boil. Add instant potato flakes, stirring until well blended. Adjust seasonings to taste. Garnish with chopped chives or green onions.

Nutrition Facts

198.4 calories; 6.7 g protein; 25.9 g carbohydrates; 8.5 mg cholesterol; 1167 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2003
A really wonderful soup. I would recommend adding a little bit more beans and potato to make it chunkier. I also didn't have white pepper and it was still delicious. I made it for a luncheon and EVERYONE absolutely raved about it! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2009
very disappointing. Not enough beans or potatoes; although the base was on the edge of tasty altogether a very "blah" soup. Read More
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38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/29/2003
A really wonderful soup. I would recommend adding a little bit more beans and potato to make it chunkier. I also didn't have white pepper and it was still delicious. I made it for a luncheon and EVERYONE absolutely raved about it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2003
We really loved this soup! everybody including kids loved it too. If you you want more spiciness (for daredevils) add more cayenne pepper! Try this if you love indian food! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2006
The flavor is absolutely delicious. I used the full amount of Cayenne pepper. I STRONGLY ADVISE everyone who makes this to make it without the cayenne pepper. Add some at the end if you feel like you need to but go easy. This comes from someone who likes it SPICY. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/11/2009
This was really good served over rice or as a soup. I made it vegan by substituting the milk with silken tofu pureed with water (12oz silken tofu in food processor with 1/4c of water makes a creamy liquid). I whisked the tofu mixture into the simmering soup. I also added a can of Navy Beans. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2010
This is a hot spicy sinus clearing soup! I used a sweet potato instead of the regular kind navy pea beans instead of kidney beans and soy milk instead of cow's milk. Once I got used to the heat this was a good soup! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2009
Four stars because i didn't follow the recipe exactly but it was amazing!!! The white pepper is a must in my opinion. I used red kidney beans and a can of canellini because it's what i had on hand (i also doubled the recipe). I skipped the curry powder because i didn't have any. I'm glad i did because the soup had an amazing and unique flavor without it and i think had i added it would have tasted too indian or thai. Anyways i'll be making this again! It's different spicy and perfect for a cold winter night. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/12/2009
Very yummy. No hot pepper powders and used the flower/water combo instead of instant potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2003
Made to recipe this was an extremely spicy soup. We had to cool the spices down but when we did the flavor was great. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/14/2007
My Moroccan husband absolutely loved this recipe! He felt it carried an Indian curry flair. But he gave it 5 stars said it was super spicy and cleared out his sinuses:-)! Thanks- this ones a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/16/2009
very disappointing. Not enough beans or potatoes; although the base was on the edge of tasty altogether a very "blah" soup. Read More
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