Potato and chilli soup

    50 minutes

    In this simple vegetarian soup, fried potatoes are simmered in a stock with paprika, chopped red capsicum and chillies. For best results, keep the seeds in the chillies while you slice them - they give this red soup a nice kick.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 6 large potatoes, cubed
    • 2 red capsicums, seeded and diced
    • 1½ small red chillies, finely chopped
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 dash paprika
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1.5 litres water

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a saucepan, fry potatoes in oil until golden brown.
    2. Stir in the capsicum, chilli, water and seasonings. Cover, and simmer until potatoes are tender.

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    The recipe I submitted is a little bit different from what is on this site. The serrano chiles are not supposed to seeded and diced. They are supposed to be halved, with seeds. Also, there should be enough paprika to make the broth almost red-like 1 oz. The potatoes should be fried in the pot first for about 5 minutes, like you are making home fries. Corn tortillas and lime is a great way to serve the soup. Some of the water evaporates if you cook the soup uncovered. Good Luck  -  27 Oct 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Husband isn't a big fan of soup nor potatoes, but he really enjoyed this. The only thing I did differently was to use vegetable stock instead of water. With some homemade crusty bread, this was a great lunch on a chilly day. Thanks, Felicia!  -  02 Nov 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I'm not quite sure if I did something wrong in the preparation of this soup, but this was not a very good 'soup' at all..it was basically potatoes, peppers a few seasonings and some water. Not much flavor, and certainly not worth the time it took to prepare...the potatoes took quite a while to brown and I would say prep time including the browning of the potatoes was at least a 1/2 hour or so. Actual cook time/simmer time was about 35 minutes as stated...other ratings show that others have enjoyed this recipe, but we didn't like it...we ended up draining off the liquid and just having the potatoes and peppers with a dollop of sour cream..  -  15 Jun 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)