December 12, 2013

Broccoli Soup




         Broccoli is not a widely available vegetable in India, so I had no knowledge about it. Infact I got to taste this vegetable on my Flight journey to the USA and later on fell for the Broccoli Cheddar Soup from Subway and Panera Bread. Have heard many people are not too fond of this vegetable and kids just run away...luckily all 3 of us in our family are broccoli lovers. Sauteed or Steamed with some salt and pepper, we love to munch. 




This week Fall Fest features Broccoli and here I am with a Simple soup using Broccoli. This light green soup that can be made easily with ingredients that are available in our pantry all the time. You can make this quickly for large parties too. Thickness of soup is decided by you so make them light or Thick and have them for a cozy winter.





Ingredients:     Servings: 4 people
Broccoli - 1 Big Floret
Onion - 1 small
Celery - 3 sticks
Chicken Broth - 14 oz can (Vegetable Stock can also be used)
Milk - 1/4 cup
Water - 8 cups (To boil broccoli)
Butter - 2 tablespoons
Corn Flour - 1 tablespoon (All purpose flour can be substituted)
Salt - as needed
Pepper - 1/4 teaspoon



Method:
  • Boil water with salt in a sauce pan. Add Broccoli, cover and cook for 5 minutes on the same boiling temperature, Switch off stove.


  • Strain Broccoli and Keep the boiled water (as we can use this to dilute soup if it gets thick). Once cooled use a blender and Puree cooked broccoli with 1/2 cup of its cooked water (remember to pulse 2 or 3 times slowly before running the blender at a high speed).


  • Chop Celery and Onion. In a stock pot, heat butter and add chopped Celery and Onions. Cook until they are tender soft.


  • Add in Chicken broth. When it starts to boil, add pureed Broccoli. Stir well, close and simmer for 5 minutes.


  • In a bowl Mix Corn flour and milk together. Add this mixture to the Broccoli soup getting ready in the stock pot, stir well with some salt and pepper, let it cook on medium flame for 10 more minutes (If soup looks thick then reduce the thickness by adding remaining water in which broccoli was cooked).




Soup is READY!



Fall Fest Event of Food Network Features "BROCCOLI" this week
Check out for more exciting Broccoli recipes from my Fall Fest Friends in the below links:


41 comments:

  1. Oh yummy soup love the soup mug Divya...I too made something similar, glad my family too likes broccoli :)

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    1. I saw da that you made a soup too...lovely...thanks for stopping by...i did fall in love with that mug ;)

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  2. Soup looks great...I am not a fan of broccoli...but this soup looks good and with chicken broth in it I think it is gonna taste different rather than the normal steamed broccoli.. I am gonna try it :)

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    1. am sure you will taste this different...chicken broth, celery and onions cuts the smell broccoli gives you...do let me know after trying

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  3. I live in India and thankfully broccoli is widely avaliable in my area.. :) and I love eating it too..
    I am going to try it this weekend as I have broccoli lying in the refrigerator..
    Just a question, what can I use in place of chicken broth.. I am a vegetarian .. :)
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    1. You can use Vegetable Stock if available...stock gives thickness and richness to your soup else simply add milk along, its fine too...Thank you pooja

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  4. yours and Meena both had nice green soups. BTW what is this event? where do u find more info of it. Love the thickness u have achieved. I like that way too.

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  5. Thick and would be great with some crusty bread

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  6. what a great way to have broccoli! Great soup!

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  7. looks so comforting.. so refreshing too

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  8. Its widely available now dhivya.. this was pretty shot.

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  9. Looks so creamy and refreshing,sure it will taste great :)

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  10. Very healthy and comfort soup. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Divya, it looks so rich and creamy!!! Perfect winter warmer... I am not a big fan of broccoli but soup looks delicious enough to try!!

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  12. Such a bright color and yummy soup...

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  13. Looks like a perfect drink to have for the winters, Divya. And your presentation is as always, detailed and inviting - Kudos!

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  14. nice divi.. will try this sometime.. pictures look amazing.. :)


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  15. wow !! perfect Divya..was looking around for some red and green recipes for christmas , and luk what you have given me ! hugs to you, for that !! such a lovley soup and lovely colour too. Hope you doing gud...keep in touch...

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  16. This looks so delectable perfect for winter that has already set in and what a click, superb must say!

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  17. Very comfort soup..perfect for winter season.
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  18. My sister used to eat broccoli when she was in the states and used to love it... each time I go to the supermarkets here, I see it but haven't had the courage to try it... the soup looks really good, perfect for the climate out here...

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    1. yes rafee soups are my best company for winter here...thanks da

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  19. We get broccoli almost anywhere and all year around. In fact, everyone can afford to pay for it. I like the idea for the delicious outcome, that thick hearty soup. Will be replicated soon because my other half loves such a flavorful soup, what when rain is an everyday issue here.

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  20. Looks yummy Divya.. Welcome back. Perfect for this cold winter months.

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