July 11, 2017

Cream of Cauliflower Soup | Easy Soup recipes

Soup is one dish that's always welcomed. Though for me, its welcome if someone else makes it :p . There was once a phase early this year when Cauliflower was resented at home. Perhaps we had too much of it in the winter - Gobhi Matar, Baked Gobhi Manchurian (how can ANYONE have too much of that ?!!) , Gobhi Paratha. Anyways, you get the drift.

I had to devise ways of using up the cauliflower florets, and knowing my kids would love soups for their afternoon snack, made this one cold chilly day. The elder one lapped it up, although the younger one stuck to soup supposed to being either made of Tomato or Beetroot.

 Either way, I had one more variation of soup added to the monthly menu, and couldn't be happier. If you are fond of soups, do check out more than 15+ varieties of soups here, including a curried cauliflower-lentil soup

By the way, styling and photography credits : elder girl :-) I can't believe she's grown to be so aesthetic. Hugs and love to my little girl, who's all grown up - too fast :) 


Intake of cauliflower has been analyzed in relationship to a variety of different disease risks. When consumed at least once per week, cauliflower has been associated with decreased risk of colorectal cancer and has been shown to be associated with a greater decrease of risk than broccoli (when consumed in a comparable amount). In terms of prostate cancer risk, cauliflower and broccoli have shown a similar ability to decrease risk. (Source - here)


P.S:
1) This can be made vegan too - check recipe and notes below.


Prep time :  10 mins | Cook time : 10 mins | Serves : 2 generously 

What do you need:
  • Cauliflower - 125 gms (Approx)
  • Onions - 1 large - minced fine
  • Garlic - 1/2 tsp
  • Milk - 1 cup (can sub with any vegan milk like rice milk or cashew milk, but slightly dilute before using)
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Olive oil - 1 TBSP
  • Hot water - 3/4 cup
  • Aswan / carrom seeds - a generous pinch (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Bay leaf - 1 no
  • Topping - 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes and crushed pepper 



How to make:
  1. Wash and chop cauliflower into small florets. 
  2. In a pan, add oil. Saute the bay leaf, onion and garlic till pink and translucent. Add the ajwain,cauliflower and salt. Add half of the hot water and cook covered. 
  3. after 8-10 mins, cauliflower would have cooked. Remove the bay leaf and puree the rest into a thick, lump-free puree (you can strain if serving to very small kids, but not recommended for older kids or even 3 year olds. If serving to <2 ajwain="" garlic="" kids.="" old="" skip="" span="" the="" too="" year="">
  4. Return the puree to the pan, on medium heat add the milk and the remaining water and whisk thoroughly. Let it simmer for 4-5 mins. 
  5. Check for salt and spices - top with chilli flakes & crushed black pepper. 
  6. Serve hot with croutons / breadsticks or any bread.





11 comments:

  1. Girls grow up so fast , really ! And what a wonderful job she has done ! I am
    Not much into soups but this one looks nice and creamy .

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  2. Wow such a helathy soup.

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  3. The soup looks very creamy and inviting..I am not a soup person either! but this is good, and the presentation is awesome..kudos to your girl!..she has done an excellent job...so you have wonderful person to deck up your pictures now..

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  4. Like your younger one, though I love any good bowl of soup, I am partial to soups that are red in color. Your daughter has done such a great job with the photo styling.

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  5. Lovely soup. Looks so creamy!!

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  6. what a simple and yummy soup - looks delicious

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  7. Congrats to your daughter, love the styling. Yummy soup and healthy too.

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  8. Cauliflower soup looks so creamy and you elder one presented it so elegantly.

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  9. Nice set up Kalyani. Kudos to your daughter and the soup looks so delish..

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  10. Nice Kalyani but I am not that fond of cauliflower soup.. For me its too creamy. So can we expect another blogger from your family ? She has done so well.

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  11. love that pretty soup cup kalyani! Love the soup too, wish i could take it straight from the clicks!!

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Kalyani

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