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Cream of Broccoli Soup

Posted by Annita on August 23, 2007

Broccoli reigns the vegetable kingdom with its high nutritional value.It is rich in Vitamin A,Vitamin C,fiber,folic acid,iron,magnesium,zinc,thiamin,riboflavin etc etc.The dark colored florets contain more beta carotene and Vitamin C than those with the lighter ones.So this explains why broccoli has to be included in our regular diet,eventhough it is a bit on the bitter side.

But my family(not me,I love it !!) simply hates this vegetable,I’ve tried out different recipes and there was no way I could make them eat it.Then I found this lovely soup recipe at SaffronHut.The picture itself was so appealing,and i couldn’t resist the craving.To my surprise,my little one loved it..and me too..!!And now he has even started eating broccoli added in fried rice or pizza.Still my husband is in broccoli haters club and i’ll continue to look out for interseting broccoli recipes to drag him to our group.

Cream Of Broccoli

Thanks dear Saffron for this recipe..

Ingredients:-

Broccoli chopped very fine -1 cup
Butter – 1 tbsp
White onion chopped – 1 tbsp
Garlic chopped – 1/2 tsp
All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
Milk – 2 cups ( I use 2% reduced fat milk)
Salt & Pepper – to taste

Method:-

Heat butter in a pan,add onion and garlic and saute till translucent.Now add the flour and fry it until it turn light brown with a nutty aroma.Add finely chopped broccoli and saute for a while.Now pour in the milk and stir it to avoid lumping.Heat/boil until it attains a desired consistency.Don’t forget to stir in between.Add salt & pepper to taste.

You can always blend or puree the soup at this stage,if you don’t like the tiny bits of broccoli in it.

As Saffron suggested,garnish it with a small microwaved broccoli and serve hot with garlic bread.

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17 Responses to “Cream of Broccoli Soup”

  1. TBC said

    First time here. I too just love this soup.
    You have a lot of nice Kerala recipes here. I will come back when I get a chance.

  2. Kanchana said

    When my husband makes this he puts cheddar cheese in it too, but hey this is a good lower fat version!

    Kanchana

  3. Jyothsna said

    I love broccoli, this is a great idea, Annnita!

  4. Aruna Nayak said

    Hi,

    Is there any trick to make sure that flour doesnt form lumps? Just curious to know, because last time i tried similar recipe with corn flour and it formed lumps when i added after i sauted onion.

    Ur comments would be helpful. Iam new to cooking. Thanks.

  5. Happy cook said

    Excelent soup. I love soup especially when it gets a bit colder

  6. meeso said

    I love broccoli, and so does my daugher…this soup looks really tasty, I love cream of broccoli soup!

  7. ruchii said

    Hi Anitha,
    Broccoli soup looks delicious…..good food and easy for kids to eat.

  8. Cynthia said

    Hey Annita, what about if you put it in a dhal? That might work for your hubby. What do you think?

  9. Shella said

    Hi Anitta
    Thanks for the recipe. I am just about beginning to try my hand on soups n I will try this recipe this weekend.

  10. Bharathy said

    I haven’t tried brocoli in soups..I bet it is delicious!!!:)

  11. Musical said

    Annita,

    This is my all time favorite soup! Thanks for blogging about it!

  12. sushma said

    Hi Annita,

    First time in ur blog.. liked it.. loved d recipe of the soup.thnx for sharing..

  13. Archana said

    Wish you a very happy Onam, happiness today and always !
    Archana

  14. Bharathy said

    Wishing you a happy Onam!!I am thinking of posting Upperi in a day or 2.. I am linking your plantain skin mezhukkupuratti in my post.Hope you wont mind!:)Pls let me know if any objection..

    Sorry for the late reply…I was a bit busy with Onam..:)))
    And I don’t have any objection Bharathy..Its a pleasure…
    Thankyou
    Annita

  15. simireuben said

    I loved your cake decoration tips and the pics u hve posted.
    I have a small blog myself-http://itsallaboutfood.wordpress.com/ and i hve made a special mention of it on my blog !!

    BTW- I am ur ex-classmate- Reuben’s wife !!

  16. Nita said

    hi tried this soup out today..wuz tasty:) thnx

  17. […] soup for all the healthy conscious and a great appetizer also. This recipe has been adapted from My Treasure My Pleasure and Saffron Hut. I have made a few changes of mine on their recipe to suit my taste !! You […]

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