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We make this deliciously spicy curried cabbage, carrots, red potatoes, and mushrooms soup in a large soup pot on our stove top. The total preparation and cooking time is about 2 hours. The soup is enough to serve 8-10 people as a main meal with a salad, or twice as many people as a side dish or appetizer. The curried cabbage, carrots, red potatoes, and mushrooms soup is also great as a leftover, and can be stored in the covered cooking pot in the refrigerator for a few days. If you want to make a smaller pot of soup, cut the recipe in half. This soup can also be served over a bed of brown basmati rice.
Place a large soup pot on the stove top with two quarts of water and heat on high simmer. Add the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, and seasonings, and mix well.
While the water and tomatoes are heating, clean and wash the cabbage, baby carrots, red potatoes (removing eyes and other bad spots), and mushrooms. Peel the onions, and cut everything into bite-sized pieces (the baby carrots can be left whole). Add to the soup pot, mix well, and continue simmering, mixing every 5 minutes to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pot.
Continue simmering until the soup begins to boil, reduce the heat to medium low simmer, and cover the pot. Mix occasionally to prevent any sticking to the bottom of the pot. Add a cup or two of boiling water if you want the soup to have a thinner consistency, and mix into the soup.
When the veggies are tender, add the raisins, mix well, and continue simmering for a few more minutes, cover the pot and turn off the heat. Let the soup flavors blend together for another 15-30 minutes before serving.
Serve and enjoy. It goes great with a large tossed salad.
The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!