3.6/5 rating (71 votes)

Athrak Soup

Ginger soup

  • Heat Medium
  • Serves 4
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 15 mins

An authentic very hot and spicy warming root ginger soup

Hari says

My mum would make this when ever she was feeling a bit under the weather and needed a little pick me up. This recipe is very quick to make which is what you want when you are feeling a bit rough, just remember it's also pretty hard hitting. Not only does it warm you up inside, it also brings your mouth to life too so if you are suffering with a sore throat I would leave the chilli out.

Ginger has so many known health benefits from warming properties, to helping with tummy issues and it's also known to boost the immune system especially when you have a cold or flu. It is also a safe way of relieving nausea and and sickness during pregnancy. As an added bonus it tastes great too and has a citrus freshness which is lovely.

So next time you are suffering with a sniffly nose, and feeling a bit bunged up give this soup a go and bring your body back to life.

  • Ingredients
  • Method


  • 5cm piece of fresh ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 fresh chilli, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 200g of tinned tomatoes
  • 200ml water


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala


  • handful of fresh coriander, chopped
  • ginger julienne



  1. Put all the ginger, chilli, garlic, into a blender and blend to a paste. Then add the tomatoes and water.


  1. Heat the oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds until they pop and become fragrant but be careful as they burn very quickly.
  2. Add paste very carefully as it will spit. Bring to the boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer.
  3. Add salt, turmeric, garam masala and leave to simmer for a few minutes. It will be a fairly liquidy consistency.
  4. Check the seasoning and adjust to taste.


  1. Remove from the heat, stir in the fresh coriander, and top with a sprinkle of ginger strips. Serve in a bowl with some buttered roti.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)5.7
of which saturates (g)0.4
Carbohydrates (g)3.6
of which sugars (g)2.5
Fibre (g)0.5
Protein (g)1.3
Salt (mg)1.3
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (4)

  • Dhama


    06 July 2017 at 04:52 |
    Just made and Enjoyed it with the family. Very comforting soup for the present cold Canberra weather.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      10 July 2017 at 07:39 |
      Hi Dhama Oh i'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed this soup. It's a bit of a family dish and I think people may find it too strong but like you say very comforting in the cold weather. Thanks so much I look forward to hearing which other dishes you try from the website. Hari


  • anne


    05 May 2016 at 13:02 |
    lovely soup..just eating it. I left the chilli in, it has a very fresh taste.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      06 May 2016 at 10:48 |
      Hi Anne So glad you enjoyed it - it's a real family special this one. Thanks for using the website too.


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