Cold winter evenings, a warm blanket and hands wrapped around a mug of warm soup! Now, what could be more heavenly than that? I've grown a strong dislike for the readymade Knorr soups and the likes and love to experiment in the kitchen creating new soups. I have a delicious one I make from Almonds and Grapes (and let me keep that one secret else how will I surprise you when you come over) but this post is about the yummy Broccoli Soup I have recently concocted. Its simple and perfect to beat the cold.
1 small Broccoli flower (200gms or so)
1 large onion (chopped)
1 tsp garlic paste
1tsp olive oil
1 bay leaf
Salt/ Pepper to taste
1/2 cup Milk
2.5 cups water
1)In a thick bottomed pan, heat the olive oil and add garlic. When fragrant (and not brown or golden), add the onion and sauté till it is transparent.
2)Add Brocolli flowerets broken into small pieces, sauté for a minute or 2.
3)Add the water, salt, bay leaf and give it a boil. Boil on low heat (covered) for 15minutes.
4)Cool slightly, remove bay leaf and churn in the mixer till smooth.
5)Put it back in the pan, add pepper to taste, milk and give a boil.
6)Check for seasoning and serve hot.
If you’re not overly health conscious, you could also add in some cheese when you add the milk and garnish with some on top. Or serve this with garlic butter bread.