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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

broccoli-soup-recipe
As I have mentioned in my previous posts, I am not a big fan of broccoli. The best I like with broccoli is broccoli paratha. Also I am a lazy person when it comes to making soups. It may be coz I am not a big fan of it. And I have to admit that I cheat a lot in eating my meals. I love junk food and what ever is not healthySad. From childhood I used to be a poor eater, cry to eat fruits and veggies. But mom wont let me go as such, she will make me eat and let me cryWinking. After marriage, coming here to Singapore, there’s no one to question me. My world my own rules, so I started eating junk food, skip my breakfast, eat carbs alone, for lunch as well as dinner, never eat veggies other than brinjal and that too I make once in a while only. Fruits, same story.
easy-broccoli-soup
For past 2 years I have been thinking seriously that I should change as I am growing old, time to take care of health. Seeing my mom and MIL, I will be thinking how I will be at their age, will I be able to do works as they do. Definitely noStriaght Face, now itself getting tired often and painful when we do little hardwork. May be its the mind set. I never can match their energy, keep admiring them everyday. So finally I started myself compelling to have balanced diet, make sure I eat vegetables, fruits everyday. YayApplause. I feel great and light, proud of myself. And it has become a habit slowly. PhewDohit took so long for me, for this silly thing. And soups are my next introduction to myself, I thought of drinking soups often as winter also is on its way. Broccoli soup is one idea given by my friend Sangeeta, I couldn’t get recipe from her, so I adapted slightly from here.

Broccoli soup recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Starter
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 5 mins    Serves: 2

Ingredients

Broccoli, cut into tiny florets - 1 & 1/2 cup

Onion - 1/2, cubed

Butter/ olive oil - 1 & 1/2 tbsp

Maida/ All purpose flour - 1 tbsp

Cream or milk - 3 tblsp or 1/2 cup

Black pepper powder - As needed

Salt - As needed


Method
  1. In a pan, sautee broccoli, onion with butter, salt and pepper, in medium flame, until onion turns transparent. Say 4 mins roughly.
  2. 4-blend
  3. Add maida to it and stir until it turns dull in colour. Say 1 minute.
  4. 2-apf
  5. Add 1& 1/2 cup (if using milk) or 2 cups (if using cream) water to this and boil for 6 minutes. No need to cover and cook. I transferred to a bowl for boiling.
  6. 3-cook
  7. Lastly add milk or cream and use an immersion blender to blend it to a smooth soup. If you don’t have a blender, strain in a colander/ metal strainer, cool down, puree it and again mix with the soup heat it again.
  8. 4-blend
Notes
    • Do not cook broccoli in high flame at any point. It may affect the colour of the soup too.
    • Cream and butter adds richness to the soup. Olive oil and milk are lower in fat. Its up to you which to use.
    • Always choose fresh green broccoli.

Adjust salt and pepper and serve hot with toast, you can have it dipped in the soup, tastes awesome!

broccoli-soup

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12 comments:

  1. aha .. even i changed after marriage :) marriage change every one it seems. I am soup lover and love to take any veg :) looks very appealing

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  2. Creamy and yummy soup. Lovely clicks

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  3. That sounds wonderful! Looks very creamy and delicious :)

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  4. wow...super healthy and delicious soup..will try it sometime soon!

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  5. very delicious..
    i am loving it and i will definitely try this at home..
    Thanks for the information..
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  6. Such a healthy n comforting soup! A must try recipe..

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  7. It turned out really well. Indeed a healthy n tasty soup.. Thanks for the recipe.

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  8. My hubby loved it.... Thank you for the receipe....

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  9. Doesn't need to put in hot water before cooking like we do for cauliflower?

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    1. No just washing is enough, if you want you can do that too...

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  10. Hi instead of normal milk can v uae coconut milk??

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