Shorwa-E-Piawa (Potato Soup)

  • Servings : 2
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 45m

Below you will find the recipe for Afghan potato soup. This simple Afghani soup recipe is ideal for a quick and healthy meal and would make a great soup for summer dinning or for vegetarians,


  • 6 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 medium onions
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • salt and red pepper to taste
  • a small bunch of fresh coriander


Step 1

Peel, halve and finely chop the onions. Peel and cut potatoes into 1 inch cubes. Pick the coriander leaves and finely chop the stalks.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onions over a medium to high heat until nearly brown.

Step 3

Add the potatoes. Stir and fry until the potatoes are well coated with the oil.

Step 4

Add 3½ to 4 cups water, coriander stalks and turmeric. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Bring to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer with the lid on until the veg are cooked and soft.

Step 6

Check the curry regularly to make sure it’s not drying out, and extra water if necessary.

Step 7

Put the pan into the preheated oven for another 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 8

Serve with fresh naan.

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