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cream of broccoli soup recipe

cream of broccoli soup recipe
Recipe type: soups
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4
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cream of broccoli soup recipe – smooth, creamy and comforting soup made from broccoli
  • 200 to 250 gms broccoli – 1 medium broccoli head
  • 1 small onion, chopped – about ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 or 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • ¼ tsp dry oregano or any of your favorite herb or mixed dry herbs
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg
  • 1.5 cups water or vegetable stock
  • 1.5 cups full fat whole milk
  • 1 to 1.5 tbsp all purpose flour or whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and freshly crushed black pepper as required
  1. first break the broccoli into florets or you can chop them.
  2. heat enough water with ¼ tsp salt in a pot. let the water vigorously boil.
  3. switch off the flame and add the broccoli florets.
  4. wait for about 15-20 seconds and then drain the florets. reserve a few broccoli florets for garnish.
  5. the above blanching method is to get rid of the insects in the broccoli.
  6. heat butter in a sauce pan. add the onions and garlic and saute till they soften.
  7. add the flour. stir and saute for 2 minutes on a low flame.
  8. then add the drained broccoli. stir and then add water or vegetable stock.
  9. stir well and cover the pan with its lid.
  10. simmer till the broccoli is cooked well and tender… about 6 to 7 mins.
  11. do check in between.
  12. in the meantime heat milk on stove top or in the microwave.
  13. no need to boil, just heat the milk.
  14. when the soup mixture is still slightly hot or warm, using an immersion hand blender, blend the soup till smooth in the same sauce pan. you can also blend in a regular electric blender.
  15. add hot milk to the pureed soup and stir well.
  16. keep the soup pan on the stove top and begin to simmer on a low flame.
  17. season with oregano.
  18. just gently heat through the soup. no need to bring it to a boil. give occasional stirs.
  19. lastly season with salt, freshly crushed black pepper and nutmeg powder.
  20. pour soup into individual serving bowls and garnish with broccoli florets.
  21. you can also top the cream of broccoli soup with some grated cheddar or sliced cheese like parmesan. toasted bread croutons can also be used as a garnish.
  22. serve cream of broccoli soup hot, plain or with toasted buttered bread or baguette.
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