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Broccoli Almond Soup | Broccoli Badam Shorva

Broccoli Almond Soup | Broccoli Badam Shorva

Soups are our fav go-to dishes at home. Having a flavourful homemade stock at home cuts down the lead time to making soups. With the Monsoon lashing in my town this last fortnight, this was a filling weekday dinner with some toasted Garlic bread on the side. 

Broccoli packs a punch with nutrient dense vitamins and fibre and almonds adds good fats + fibre too. All in all, a great reason to dig into a warm bowl of soup, right?

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Broccoli Almond Soup is a Vegan, Gluten Free Soup made with the goodness of broccoli, almonds simmered in a homemade veg broth. Makes for a filling appetiser or even a meal. Pin

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Let’s get to making this ultra flavourful Broccoli Badam Shorva or Broccoli Almond Soup

Broccoli Almond Soup is a Vegan, Gluten Free Soup made with the goodness of broccoli, almonds simmered in a homemade veg broth. Makes for a filling appetiser or even a meal.Pin

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Prep time – 15 mins, Cook time – 20 mins, Serves – 4

How to make Broccoli Almond Soup

  • 200 grams Broccoli 
  • 2 tsp Almond
  • 3 TBSP Split green gram (Moong Dal)
  • 400 ml homemade Vegetable Stock / Broth
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 pods garlic (finely minced)
  • 1 Onion (finely Minced)
  • 1 tsp Pepper (crushed)
  • 1 bay leaf
Broccoli Almond Soup is a Vegan, Gluten Free Soup made with the goodness of broccoli, almonds simmered in a homemade veg broth. Makes for a filling appetiser or even a meal.Pin

To learn how to make Homemade Broth with vegetable scraps and discards, head to this video embedded here. 

How to make Broccoli Almond Soup

  1. In a pressure cooker / Instant Pot / Soup pan, add oil. Saute bay leaf, ginger and garlic till nice aroma wafts out, add minced onion. Saute till they are light pink and turn translucent. 
  2. Soak the Moong dal for 5 mins while the onions are prepped and sautéed.
  3. Add half of the broccoli, walnuts, moong dal and saute for 1 more min
  4. Add the salt at this stage and the veg stock,
  5. If using Pressure cooker, Close the vessel and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure come down on its own.
  6. If using Instant Pot, Set to manual 8 mins – High Pressure and do a quick release.
  7. Meanwhile blanch the remaining broccoli, drain and reserve.
  8. Once the pressure releases, check for salt and add the crushed pepper. 
  9. Take out the bay leaf.  
  10. Puree the soup to the desired consistency with a hand blender or mixer grinder. Add a tbsp or two of water if you need a thinner soup.
  11. Transfer back to IP / Cooker and saute for 2 mins (IP) or simmer for 2 mins (pressure cooker). 
  12. Adjust salt and spice at this stage.
  13. Top with blanched broccoli and serve hot with croutons or any toasted bread or even as is. 

Linking this to A-Z Recipe Challenge where we cook with a star ingredient that starts from an alphabet every month, but in Hindi Language. So, it is B for Badam (and incidentally B for Broccoli too :p in English) for this Badam Broccoli Shorva

Broccoli Almond Soup is a Vegan, Gluten Free Soup made with the goodness of broccoli, almonds simmered in a homemade veg broth. Makes for a filling appetiser or even a meal.Pin
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Broccoli Almond Soup

Broccoli Almond Soup is a Vegan, Gluten Free Soup made with the goodness of broccoli, almonds simmered in a homemade veg broth. Makes for a filling appetiser or even a meal.
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American, International
Keyword Appetiser, Broccoli, Gluten Free, Kids Food, Party Ideas, Soup, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 200 grams Broccoli
  • 2 tsp Almonds
  • 3 TBSP Split green gram Moong Dal
  • 400 ml Vegetable Stock / Broth (homemade preferred)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • 2 pods garlic finely minced
  • 1 Onions finely Minced
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Pepper crushed
  • 1 Bay leaf

Instructions

  • In a pressure cooker / Instant Pot / Soup pan, add oil. Saute bay leaf, ginger and garlic till nice aroma wafts out, add minced onion. Saute till they are light pink and turn translucent.
  • Soak the Moong dal for 5 mins while the onions are prepped and sautéed.
  • Add half of the broccoli, walnuts, moong dal and saute for 1 more min
  • Add the salt at this stage and the veg stock,
  • If using Pressure cooker, Close the vessel and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let the pressure come down on its own.
  • If using Instant Pot, Set to manual 8 mins – High Pressure and do a quick release.
  • Meanwhile blanch the remaining broccoli, drain and reserve.
  • Once the pressure releases, check for salt and add the crushed pepper.
  • Take out the bay leaf.
  • Puree the soup to the desired consistency with a hand blender or mixer grinder. Add a tbsp or two of water if you need a thinner soup.
  • Transfer back to IP / Cooker and saute for 2 mins (IP) or simmer for 2 mins (pressure cooker).
  • Adjust salt and spice at this stage.
  • Top with blanched broccoli and serve hot with croutons or any toasted bread or even as is.

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16 Comments

  1. Preethicuisine

    5 stars
    Broccoli almond soup is so nutritious and filling . Interesting flavours in the soup Kalyani. I would love to try this sometime. Beautifully presented.

  2. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    Nice and healthy broccoli badam soup. The addition of gram dal must have given an Indian flavour to it. Perfect for the present weather.

  3. 5 stars
    This is a nice and healthy soup. It is also a good way of adding almonds to kids diet. The idea of adding moong dal makes the soup more nutritive

  4. Hem lata srivastava

    5 stars
    You choose all the healthy ingredients for you soup. Simple yet so delicious soup .i would love to try it for my family.
    Lovely presentation

  5. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    That’s a lovely creamy and delicious looking soup Kalyani. I usually make Broccoli Almond soup but without moong dal. Love that idea, makes it more healthier and adds more protein.

  6. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    I love shorba flavours. Mostly we have soup thursdays as I find it very comforting. This broccoli shorba for sure is up on my list.

  7. Poonam Bachhav

    5 stars
    Broccoli almond soup with moong dal sounds so healthy and flavorful ! I love the creamy texture of this soup.

  8. Such a nice and creamy soup, good way of adding almonds to our normal diet. Perfect soup for this monsoon season!!

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