Heat your oven to 200°C/Fan 180°C/Gas 6. Set a large roasting tin on the top shelf to heat up.
Scrub the carrots. Cut into 3-4cm pieces. Tumble into the warmed tin. Gloss with 1 tbsp oil. Season well. Roast for 20 mins till the carrots are tender and golden at the edges.
Halve, peel and finely chop the onion. Add it to the roasting carrots. Cook for 5-10 mins or till everything is tender.
Scoop the veg into a blender or food processor with 500ml boiling water and the stock cube (or 500ml homemade stock). Chuck in the whole mandarin, skin and all. Start blending, trickling the stock in slowly. Whizz in more water or stock till the soup is as thick or as thin as you like it. Season to taste.
Dish up into warm bowls and finish with a drizzle of tamarind over the top.
DID YOU KNOW?
Carrots contain an array of nutrients for healthy skin and
hair including vitamins C and K, zinc, iron and potassium.