A soothing and satisfying creamy broccoli soup made using simple ingredients making it refreshing and nutritious. This green soup is like comfort food for many.
It has been a while since I prepared soup for lunch. I am currently in my hometown in India and here there is no dearth of great food here. Therefore making some healthy soup is really the last thing on my mind. However, since my SIL is expecting a baby, she wanted to drink some warm soup. I had picked up a nice fresh broccoli head from the grocery store to make Broccoli Masala Khichdi for my brother and her which I decided to use to make this soup instead.
Since I was making this soup for a pregnant woman, I didn’t use anything sparingly! 😉 In a pan, melt 2 tbsp butter and then saute 4-5 garlic cloves and 1 roughly chopped onion in it till it turns light golden. Now add 2 cups broccoli florets, 1 cup of green peas and cilantro together, to the pan. Continue to saute this mixture for 1 minute.
Add 1-2 cups of vegetable stock or lukewarm water to the pan along with salt. Bring this to a boil, simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Take it off the flame and let it cool. Add this to a blender along with 1/4 cup fresh cream. Blitz until smooth and creamy. Pour this back into the same pan and continue to cook it for 2-3 minutes.
Adjust the seasonings by adding salt, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a boil and take it off the flame. In a dry pan, roast 1 tbsp of black sesame seeds for 30 seconds. Garnish the soup with it and serve warm with some fresh bread.
Broccoli as a vegetable is very nutritious and good for the body. Some other broccoli based dishes that you will find on Cookilicious are Teriyaki Noodles with Broccoli & Beets, Broccoli Oats Chilla/Pancakes, Broccoli Fried Rice, Crispy Baked Broccoli Black Rice Falafel and Broccoli Paratha. If looking for some soup recipes, then check out Lentils Beet Soup with Baked Naan Chips, Roasted Butternut Squash & Garlic Soup, Green Peas and Sweet Corn Soup, Tomato and Red Pepper Soup and Edamame and Spinach Soup recipes.
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