Cream of Broccoli Soup

A personal favorite of mine, this broccoli soup recipe is vegetarian, healthy, quick, and easy.  This simple Cream of Broccoli Soup is from Shobha Indani’s cookbook ‘Swad Sugandh’, serves 6.


Vegetarian Cream of Broccoli Soup

What you need to make vegetarian broccoli soup:

For Stock:
For Soup:
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup milk
¼ cup chopped onion
1 pinch nutmeg powder
1 tsp chopped garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 Tbsp chopped celery
½ cup fresh cream
¾ cup chopped potato
Salt & pepper powder as per taste
2 cup chopped broccoli
For Garnish:
5 cups water*
½ cup broccoli (chopped & blanched)

Grated cheese


Let’s Begin!


1.  For stock:  Heat butter, add onion, garlic & celery, stir fry few seconds.  Add potato + water & cook till potatoes become soft.  Add broccoli & cook 2 more minutes.  Let cool & then churn in blender to get fine stock.

2.  For Soup:  In a pan, add milk + prepared fine stock & cook till 1 boil.  Add nutmeg powder, oregano, salt & pepper powder, simmer 2-3 minutes.  Finally add cream.  Garnish & serve hot.

Notes:
* You  may use vegetable stock in place of water for a healthier soup, non-vegetarians may add broth.
- Tastes great even without nutmeg powder & oregano (in case you don't have them on hand!)
Broccoli Soup
Enjoy!
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