Creamy Broccoli Soup

WINTER IS COMING!!                

And what better than a hot hot hot cup of creamy broccoli soup to keep you warm and to satisfy your winter cravings in a healthy way.

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Level Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
Easy 15 minutes 20 minutes 35 minutes

  Serves – 4

Ingredients:

  1. Broccoli florets – 2 cups
  2. Onions – 2, finely chopped
  3. Garlic cloves – 8 to 10
  4. Olive oil – 3 table-spoon
  5. Parsley – finely chopped 2 spoons. (Coriander can be substituted if parsley is not available)
  6. Flour – 1 table-spoon
  7. Milk – 3/4th cup
  8. Coconut milk – ½ cup
  9. Vegetable stock – 1 cup
  10. Salt – to taste
  11. Oregano – for seasoning
  12. Black pepper – for seasoning
  13. Cheddar cheese – for garnishing

Preparation:

  • Cut the broccoli into small florets and blanch it for 3-4 minutes. Don’t throw away the water.
  • For fresh coconut milk, take grated coconut in a mixer jar and add water. Stain it in a muslin cloth. And our coconut milk is ready. Repeat this procedure 2 – 3 times depending upon how much water is added in the first and the second time.

Method:

  • In a pan, add 2 spoons of olive oil. Once the oil is heated, add the onions and garlic and cook them until the onions turn golden-brown. Add the broccoli florets and fry it along with the onions. Keep ½ cup broccoli florets separately for garnishing.
  • Add flour once the broccoli is cooked and mix it well. Add in the coconut milk, milk, and vegetable stock (the water in which broccoli was blanched).
  • Give it a boil and turn off the flame. Let it cool for 5 minutes. One this mixture is cooled down, pour it into the mixer jar and blend it till we get a smooth texture for our soup.
  • In a separate pan, add 1 spoon of olive oil and sauté the remaining florets of broccoli for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Keep this mixture on flame again. Add salt, pepper and oregano as to taste. Let it sit on simmer flame for 5 minutes. Bring it to boil and put off the flame.
  • Serve it hot garnished with cheddar cheese, sautéed broccoli florets and oregano.
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Add carrots to make the soup more healthier and creamier. I skipped this step as my sister is not a carrot fan.

Hope you find this recipe interesting and easy to make. 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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