Tuesday, July 8
I was searching around for some recipes of broccoli, as i had read a lot about its nutrional value, but still wasn't able to incorporate it well in our diets,(n also the more the merrier). Then i stumbled upon this very nice and interesting blog by Kim. Her's Cream of Brocolli Soup's recipe was so easy and tempting, that i instantly decided to make it.
I did altered the recipe a bit to suit to my taste buds,but more or less its same.
1 medium sized broccoli , chopped finely(with stem)
½ medium Onion, finely chopped
1-2 Garlic Flakes,finely chopped
1 cup Milk
¼ cup Cream (optional)
3 cups Vegetable Stock /2-3 Veg Stock Cubes
1 tbsp Butter
Salt & Pepper to taste
Heat butter in a pan and add chopped garlic flakes and sauté them till they turn light golden.
Now add chopped onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes,till they turn light golden.
To this add finely chopped broccoli and vegetable broth .Bring to a boil and lower to simmer(for atlest 15 minutes) till the broccoli becomes tender.
Take off the heat and let it cool, then blend it in a blender to form a puree.
Return to heat ,add milk, salt and pepper to taste and simmer the flame. Keep stirring the soup for few more minutes so that the milk doesn’t curdle.
Add cream and stir. Bring it to a boil
Serve hot and enjoy.
I didn't wanted the soup to be too heavy, hence omitted cream (and added milk instead in the orignal recipe), but if you like thick and creamy texture , can add both.
After i read the recipe,then i remembered the ongoing event MBP:less is more hosted by nupur. And this one perfectly fits in for the event, 5 or less ingredients, (as Kim herself had posted it under 5 or less ingredients). At her blog too some similar event is going. Can see a lot of recipes there too for ideas..:)
So here it goes to nupur .......