Category Archives: Soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

The name itself is enough to make me salivate. I first tasted this soup in Dallas at our local Quizno’s  and it immediately moved up in my list of soups.I tasted it again at Subway and also in some cafes.I attempted making this from soup mixes and i t tasted fine.Today,when I am sick at home,I felt like having this ..I wanted the same taste!! Yes,I am crazy like that..
Anyway,I found this recipe but,didn’t have everything at home..So,I innovated..(umm whats new? )

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You like?? Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients:

2 tsp butter
1 small onion diced
1/2 clove garlic,fine chopped,
3/4 cup broccoli,chopped fine
1&1/4 cup milk
2 cups water
3 tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Melt butter in a pot,add onion and fry till softened.Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.Stir in the broccoli and add salt,as per taste.Add the water and bring it to boil,till the broccoli,turns tender.
In a bowl,whisk the flour into the milk.Stir into the soup,stirring intermittently.When the soup starts to bubble,lower the flame and stir in the cheese.At this point,check the salt and add some,if required.Add the pepper.

This is a very good meal,even for little ones,though you might want to run it through the blender to mash the vegetable bits..for early solid eaters:D

Ms.Aadya used to love this soup,when she was a baby..I was worried,if she will eat it now.And it turns out,she loved it! Yayyy I am soo happy.

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Quick Tomato Soup

Winters are here and on these cold days, you crave something warm. And if you are all out of those canned soups and soup powders, but in no mood for something elaborate,this soup is your best bet. It is also great for those days when you are just too tired or sick.
Without further Ado,I present the quick Tomato soup-
Ingredients-
3-4 ripe medium sized tomatoes.
1-2 green chillies
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp jeera(cumin seeds)
few sprigs of fresh coriander
salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper powder (can be substituted with red chili powder,depending on your taste-buds)
Method-
Cut the tomatoes in big chunks and put them in a microwave safe bowl with 3 cups of water. Cook it in the microwave for 8-10 mins(*varies with microwave ovens*) till the tomato pieces are soft.

Use a hand blender to puree’ the tomatoes.

Pass this mixture through a sieve,to remove the pulp and keep aside.

In a thick bottomed vessel,heat a teaspoonful of oil and add cumin seeds. When they turn brown,add chopped green chillies and then add the soup to it.

Add salt , pepper powder and sugar.Bring it to a boil.

Finally,add fresh coriander and simmer.

Serve hot -as a hot soup or as an accompaniment with steamed rice or pulav.

Note- You can leave the pulp in for that extra dose of fibers.