Cheesy Potato Soup

E for Ecuador! Soups form a very important part of Ecuadorian cuisine. Apparently there are many regional variations to this soup.

What I found very intriguing is that the cheese in this soup is sometimes replaced with freshly ground peanuts. It is replaced if cheese is not affordable.

Check out this soup which was very popular with the kids. To me it felt more like a thinner version of potato curry :). My husband loved the addition of cheese, avocado and the hot sauce.

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Potatoes, chopped 1 1/2 cups 
Onions, chopped 1/2 cup
Vegetable Oil 2 tsp
Garlic cloves, grated 1 tsp
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Annatto 1/2 tsp (I used Turmeric instead)
Water 2 cups
Milk 1/2 cup
For Garnish -
Cheese 1/2 cup
Cilantro, chopped 2 Tbsp
Avocado, cubed, 1/4 cup

Method Of Preparation -

In a stock pot, heat oil and saute cumin seeds, onions and garlic until the onions are translucent.

Add the chopped potatoes and mix well.

Add water and turmeric. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.

Reduce the flame, add milk and let it simmer for 5 more minutes.

Add salt and remove from fire. Feel free to add about 1/4 cup of cheese and mix well.

While serving in individual bowls, sprinkle cheese, cilantro and add in a few cubes of avocado.

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 3
Posted by Harini R on Friday, September 5, 2014


  1. Does sound like potato curry a very flavorful one. Good pick.

  2. That bowl of soup is inviting. I am sure kids loved.

    I was surprised to see peanuts in Mir's post for another soup from Ecuador.

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. You guys are rocking with all sorts of soups, the bowl looks so good Harini..

  5. Suma Gandlur Says:
  6. With that garnish, I guess potato soup gets a make over and an American touch.

  7. i like the idea of avacado as a topping, the picture looks beautiful

  8. Potato soup looks so delicious and filling !

  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. I would love to have a warm bowl of this delicious soup, so filling and cheesy.

  11. Pavani Says:
  12. That is one hearty and delicious soup.

  13. loving this soup so much..totally know why it was a hit at your home

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. Thats an tempting poato and cheese soup :) looks very inviting dear !! wud love to finish the bowl full now :)

  16. Padmajha Says:
  17. Love that bowl of soup.Looks so inviting Harini...

  18. The potato soup looks very nice. Interesting addition of cheese and avacado..

  19. nice soup and addition of avocado is good

  20. Kalyani Says:
  21. begun to taste and love avacado.. this looks totally yum, n i like ur cutesy bowls for the cheese and the veggies !

  22. Soups looks very hearty and love the addition of.cheese!!

  23. Beautifully presented and garnished..I am in love with this

  24. Archana Says:
  25. I love the soup. Just one question my avocado blacken immediately how come yours is still green. BTW love the idea of using avocado as a topping.

  26. Harini R Says:
  27. Thanks aeveryone.
    @Archana - Spray lime/lemon juice on the avocado so it doesn't blacken.

  28. Saw this at Mireille's seems so rich and tasty...have never tried potato cheese its doubly tempting!

  29. Unknown Says:
  30. Wow.. Soup looks soothing.

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