Carrot goes very well with chard in this beautiful soup. Sweetness of carrot, pungency of chard with freshness of coriander leaf is a match made in heaven.
Coriander leaf and stalk
Heat oil in a pan, sauté garlic, diced red onion, coriander stalk, diced celery stalk, diced carrot.
Add chard stem, sauté. Add cold water. Bring to boil, add diced tomato and simmer till carrot is completely cooked. Purée the soup with 1 teaspoon of olive oil. Pass through a chinois( or a sieve, or blend it).
Serve hot/cold with coriander leaf garnish. You may use diced chard stalk poached in butter as garnish. It adds to texture as well.
Kuldeep along with his wife runs a small café ‘Cegin Cardiff’ inside a trade union building on 1, Cathedral road. They also run an Indian street-food business ‘Ceginhalfnhalf’. You can find them on facebook or twitter as @cegincardiff or @ceginhalfnhalf