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Creamy Mushroom Soup



Creamy Mushroom Soup
 
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Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 5
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Soups always warm your hearts and your tummy and is the ultimate comfort food. Make this hearty Mushroom Soup as a full meal along with some Garlic Bread or as a side to meal, either way, it’s bound to steal the show. Don’t like Mushrooms? No Problem, change out the Mushrooms for Broccoli, Asparagus or Brussels Sprouts and everyone’s happy.
Ingredients
  • Mushrooms – 1 lb, sliced (button and baby bellas)
  • Shallots – 2, sliced
  • Butter – 2 tbsp
  • Garlic – 1 Tbsp, finely chopped
  • Salt – ½ tsp or to taste
  • Clove Powder – ¼ tsp
  • Italian Seasoning – 1 tsp
  • Lemon Juice – 1 to 2 tsp (or to taste)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 2 Tbsp
  • All-Purpose Flour (Maida) – 3 Tbsp
  • Vegetable or Chicken Stock – 7 cups
  • All-Purpose Flour (Maida) – 2 Tbsp
  • Water – ¼ cup
  • Red Chili Flakes – to taste (optional)
  • Half and Half/Milk – to taste
  • Black Pepper – to taste
Instructions
  1. In a wide skillet, melt Butter.
  2. Add Shallots and allow them to lightly brown.
  3. Add Mushrooms and saute them until moisture evaporates.
  4. Add Garlic, Salt, Clove Powder and Italian Seasoning. Saute until Mushrooms lightly caramelize.
  5. Turn off stove, add Lemon Juice and mix through. Remove Mushrooms into a separate bowl or plate.
  6. In the same pan, heat Olive Oil on low heat.
  7. Add All-Purpose Flour and keep mixing until flour changes color to light pink.
  8. Slowly add Broth and keep whisking to ensure that lumps do not form. In case lumps form, you can use an immersion blender to break them down.
  9. Bring to a boil and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
  10. In a small bowl, mix 2 Tbsp of All-Purpose Flour with ¼ Cold Water (make sure there are no lumps).
  11. Slowly add the mixture into the broth while continuously mixing. Bring to a boil.
  12. Add sauteed Mushrooms back into the broth and add Crushed Red Chili Flakes. Bring to a boil.
  13. Add Half and Half to achieve desired richness.
  14. Adjust salt, lemon juice and add Black Pepper to taste.



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