September 11, 2017

Cheddar and Burnt Garlic Cauliflower Soup | GF Soups

One of the amazing plant-based protein sources I read up was Cauliflower. Strange as it seems, 1 cup of cauliflower has 2 grams of protein (or 1 large head upto 16 gms!). While I am no nutrionist to certify or check this, adding proteins into our vegan / vegetarian diet seems much easier with Cauliflower. And with its cousin Broccoli being a favourite, I am sure these two veggies would find more avatars at home in new dishes such as today's yummy and hearty soup !

As a regular reader, you would know by now that my family loves all kinds of soups - and this was no exception. The sharp Cheddar cut through the texture of the soup, making it a filling mini meal with some croutons. And as for the garlic-lovers, I added an extra topping of burnt garlic (thank you, masterchef Australia for teaching me textures of food :))

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As we step into the 3rd week of this Proteinicious Mega Blogging Marathon, we continue with more appetisers especially those for kids and party nights. 

So far in the Marathon we have seen:

Day 1Beetroot Hummus
Day 2Vegan Almond Basil Pesto

Day 3Ram Ladoo (Gulgule)
Day 4Cream of Peas Soup
Day 5Morappam
Day 6Baked Peas Kachori
Day 7Khatta Dhokla
Day 8Paneer Tikka Manchurian

So, with some very basic pantry supplies, make this on a balmy or wintery night. You are sure to love it :-)

Some more dishes with Cauliflower (a.k.a Gobhi In Hindi):

Cream of Cauliflower soup
Gobhi Matar (Dry)
Baked Gobhi Manchurian
Gobhi Paratha
curried cauliflower-lentil soup
Rasila Gobhi Matar (gravy)
Gobhi Jeera Masala (dry saute)

Vegans - can substitute the cheddar with any vegan cheese like Cheezly or Tofutti or any you can easily make at home (Cashew butter brie or mozarella). 

Cheddar and burnt Garlic Cauliflower soup 

Gluten Free Soup | Course: Appetiser / Mini Meal (for kids)
Prep time : 10 mins, Cook time : 15 mins, Serves : 2

You would need:

  • Cauliflower - 100 grams (cut into small florets)
  • Unsalted Veg stock - 250 ml
  • Cheddar grated - 2 TBSP
  • Salt and pepper - to taste
  • Hot water - 1 cup (220 ml)
  • Onion - 1 medium (opt.)
  • Olive oil - 1 tsp
Crushed black pepper and roasted garlic slices, shredded scallions (opt.)


In a pressure pan, add oil. Saute onions, cauliflower fr 2 mins, Add the veg stock. Pressure cook for 2 whistles (if you don't have a pressure cooker, boil till the cauliflower turns really tender).
Cool and puree (don't strain).
In a soup pot, add the puree, a little more water, salt and spices and bring to a gentle simmer (about 3-4 mins). Switch off , Add grated cheese and stir in gently till you get a slightly thickish consistency. 
Top with crushed black pepper and roasted garlic sliced




  1. The soup looks very creamy and that garlic on top is to die for ! We have this burnt garlic tempering in most Sindhi dishes . Perfect choice for a Protein Rich Soup .

  2. Burnt garlic is my favorite. The soup looks so rich and delicious with the burnt garlic on top.

  3. Cauliflower ,Cheddar and garlic really makes an awesome and hearty soup.

  4. I have tried broccoli and cheddar cheese soup but this one with cauliflower sounds delightful. And those burnt garlic oh yummmm

  5. That is such a tempting soup...cheese and garlic would be a fabulous combination with cauliflower! I owe a lot of my interest to Masterchef Australia too!

  6. Omg, wow, cheddar and burnt garlic cauliflower soup looks ultimate, irresistible bowl there.

  7. We too love our soups Kalyani. My cauliflower soup is lined up for this theme :0 Love yours cheddar and garlic on top..yummy.

  8. Such a creamy and delicious soup. I love those burnt garlic slices on top. It sure makes the soup so full of flavour.

  9. Beautiful soup. I am sure I can make the burnt garlic for hubby. He will go Gaga over it.

  10. Oh that soup looks delicious! Love the garlicky flavor a lot :-)

  11. I love the flavour of burnt garlic.this iz going make a flavourful soup - Anlet Prince ( )

  12. Such a flavorful soup. I am trying to picture the flavor. I love garlic and burnt garlic sounds so delish. The last pic looks so inviting Kalyani.

  13. the soup looks very creamy. that burnt garlic would impart a nice crunchy taste


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