1 onion, chopped
8 carrots, chopped
1 potato, peeled, chopped
1/4 tsp allspice berries, ground
6-12 pods green cardamom seeds, ground
1/8 tsp black peppercorn, ground
1/8 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp salt
To grind whole spices: Remove cardamom seeds from pods, and grind allspice berries, black peppercorn and cardamon seeds. Set aside. This step can be done while browning onions, along with prepping the main ingredients.
To start base: Brown onion, lowering heat once it colors, 10-12 min. Add splash of water, carrot and potato, and simmer 10-15 min, adding water as necessary. Result should be soft vegetables. Puree in blender and return to pot. Add spices and continue simmer 30 min.
Finish: Garnish with croutons and fresh parsley or cilantro.