Okra And Cumin Soup

Ingredients (serves 3)

2 Shallots (sliced)
2 Garlic cloves
25g Butter
4 handfuls of Okra (remove tops and tails)
3 large pinches of Cumin seeds
500ml Vegetable stock


Place the cumin seeds in a pestle and mortar
Grind to a fine powder to release the aromatic fragrance
Roughly slice the shallots
Finely chop the garlic
Sweat the shallots and garlic in the butter
Add a bay leaf, the okra and the vegetable stock. Let simmer until the okra is cooked
Liquidise everything in a blender until smooth and aerated
Return to a clean pan, bring back to the heat and correct seasoning. Adding a small amount of lemon juice will bring out the natural flavour of the okra
Pour into a soup plate and enjoy.