This recipe takes baby carrots along with other wonderful ingredients to create a creamy soup that is sure to please! Peeling and chopping is kept to a minimum. Garnish with finely chopped green onions or chives and serve with warm bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a pressure cooker over medium heat; cook and stir onions and salt in the hot butter until onions become translucent, about 10 minutes. Add potato, celery, green onions, and garlic; cook until slightly tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Add carrots and vegetable stock; increase heat to high. Place lid on pressure cooker and lock. Set valve to 15 pounds per square inch (psi) or 'high', depending on model; bring to pressure. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook for 7 minutes.

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  • Transfer pressure cooker to sink; pour cold water over the cooker to release pressure. Return cooker to stove and remove the lid. Stir cream and curry powder into soup. Puree soup with an immersion blender until completely smooth. Season with salt and black pepper.

Cook's Note:

If you don't have an 8-quart or larger pressure cooker, you can cut everything in half and you should be just fine.

You can also use a regular blender or food processor if you don't have an immersion blender to puree the soup.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 15.3g; fat 25.4g; cholesterol 89.1mg; sodium 377mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2012
This makes a ton of soup and let me try out my pressure cooker! I just got it for a present and was excited and a bit scared (that pressure thing kind of freaks me out but anyway). I was skeptical that carrots which take FOREVER for me to cook would cook in 7 minutes. They so did! Awesome! As for the recipe itself I added some more curry and salt and pepper at the end. I did leave out green onions (didn't have) and subbed sweet potatoes (already cooked courtesy of my mother) at the end instead of potatoes which I don't have. And as we are in the middle of a hurricane I felt it was prudent not to go out in it for potatoes. I also didn't have cream so I just put in half the amount of milk. Worked well--maybe not as thick as it would be with cream but it was nice. I served with Wheat and Barley bread I'd made for dinner and it was a nice warm dinner on a cold windy and rainy evening. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2018
Honestly I did not like this soup at all. I made it as written minus the green onion (didn't have). FYI: I made it in my 6-quart Instant Pot and everything fit fine. It was very bland; maybe my carrots were flavorless to start with I don't know. It just tasted so boring. Roasting them first might have helped. Anyways I wasn't going to let that much soup go to waste so I ended up adding some extra things to make the flavor brighter (doubled the curry added at least 1 T. of dill 1 tsp of ground ginger and about 2 T. of white vinegar). Even with my additions I will not make again but I at least thought it was all right. I got the ideas for ginger and dill from the food network website. Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2012
This makes a ton of soup and let me try out my pressure cooker! I just got it for a present and was excited and a bit scared (that pressure thing kind of freaks me out but anyway). I was skeptical that carrots which take FOREVER for me to cook would cook in 7 minutes. They so did! Awesome! As for the recipe itself I added some more curry and salt and pepper at the end. I did leave out green onions (didn't have) and subbed sweet potatoes (already cooked courtesy of my mother) at the end instead of potatoes which I don't have. And as we are in the middle of a hurricane I felt it was prudent not to go out in it for potatoes. I also didn't have cream so I just put in half the amount of milk. Worked well--maybe not as thick as it would be with cream but it was nice. I served with Wheat and Barley bread I'd made for dinner and it was a nice warm dinner on a cold windy and rainy evening. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2012
I made this yeaterday for a crowd there was none left at the end! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Sorry to say that I made a few minor changes they are as follows: I did not use heavy cream (coffee cream was all I had and I didnt use quite as much as the recipe called for maybe 2 cups?) I did not put in the green onion as there was enough with the original chopped onions in base and I added a little cumin with the curry. I also grated in about a 2 inch knob of ginger root and only used about 4 cloves of garlic but probably could have been braver and tried using all 8! I was a bit afraid of it being overwhelming. It pureed beautifully and was a warm and hearty soup! Also if you enjoy a garnish....we swirled some yogurt that had been mixed with a bit of curry on top. It added a nice swirl of colour to the orange hue of the soup. Culinary and visual art! It was a great dish and could be a hearty meal with some rustic bread or croutons. I keep forgetting to use my pressure cooker and this soup worked amazingly well in it. Quick and easy. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2013
Wow! Absolutely loved this soup - just what I was looking for! I didn't have green onions, so just chopped one large regular onion and used half-and-half (2 cups) at the end. Mashed sweet potatoes were also on hand, so I added them once the carrots were done cooking - I was also surprised that the carrots were done in only 7 minutes. I chopped about 7-8 large carrots, and did not need additional cooking time. Because I like my soup a bit spicy, I added some cumin and cayenne at the end. Very yummy - I will be making this often during the cold weather! thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2015
My family loves this soup! I've made it following the recipe and with some changes. Both ways are 5 stars. My changes are doubling the curry powder, skipping the potato, and using a can of coconut milk in place of the cream (I have an electric pressure cooker, so I always do a half recipe). It's thicker with the potato, but I prefer the taste of the soup without it. Substituting coconut milk does not make it taste like coconut, but it makes it healthier. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2021
Substituted chicken broth for more body & had access to garden fresh carrots. Authentic French cream of carrot soup. Highly recommend. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2017
I used a sweet potato (orange yam) and a chopped yellow onion instead of Yukon gold potato and green onion. Turned out to be delicious! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/06/2018
Honestly I did not like this soup at all. I made it as written minus the green onion (didn't have). FYI: I made it in my 6-quart Instant Pot and everything fit fine. It was very bland; maybe my carrots were flavorless to start with I don't know. It just tasted so boring. Roasting them first might have helped. Anyways I wasn't going to let that much soup go to waste so I ended up adding some extra things to make the flavor brighter (doubled the curry added at least 1 T. of dill 1 tsp of ground ginger and about 2 T. of white vinegar). Even with my additions I will not make again but I at least thought it was all right. I got the ideas for ginger and dill from the food network website. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2017
closest recipe I have ever found to a soup I had in Vienna. so good! Read More