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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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Cauliflower Soup

Today I am presenting before you an easy and creamy, healthy and delicious soup. Here rainy season has started and so this soup is good enough to warm up one’s winter evenings.. It’s my favourite Cauliflower Soup!! Sure, it brought a smile to our faces.. 

I love all kind of
Soups, whether it’s with vegetables or with any non-veg items. It’s something we always order when we go out to eat.

Soups are similar to stews, but stews have more liquid content than soups. Soups are sometimes even used as a remedy for cold. Sometimes  doctors prescribe us to have a soup to get cured from cold and flu.

 

When we were small kids I remember my mom used to make mutton soup on every Sundays. Wow, the taste is still there on my taste buds!!  She makes it with mutton bones. She used to serve it on every Sunday at dinner as a starter. My brother wanted the big bones to suck..  Mamma, I love those days dearly..  

Our schooling started in
Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, one of the Southern states of India. In Chennai we were having so much fun at that time and having so much fond memories related to it. Our neighbours, Diwali celebration, the church and our Catechism classes on Sundays, the Don Bosco School, the teachers, our friends (I don`t know where my boy friend Alex is now!!), the railway line which passes very close to the school etc. etc. I can’t forget how much we got scared of the big cock which chased us in our tuition miss’s house!! D: We bought a small farm land there which was having cultivation of so many vegetables and we used to go there on weekends to see the progress.. 
 
 

Well, coming back to the soup..  Soups are of two varieties – clear soup and thick soup. This cauliflower soup is thick as I have pureed the fried cauliflower and then added milk and cream. This soup I made on this Thursday with left over cauliflower. I was wondering what to do with the left overs and this was the only easy option left with me other than using it for making
Avial  (a mixed vegetables in coconut based gravy) or Sambar (lentil based spicy vegetable soup) with left overs. Usually I make avial with left over vegetables. An easy way to make use of the left overs!! Thank God, it came out superb though I made it for the first time. 
 
 

This is my second soup posting in my blog. The first one was
Carrot Soup . This cauliflower soup is filling and packed with flavours. You should take care of the quantity of water you use for making soup. Adding excess or less water will definitely give the soup a non-appealing taste. I have used Knorr’s Bouillon Chicken Stock to make the broth which provides instant flavour for soups. These cubes are to be dissolved in water before using or even adding the cubes direct to the boiling water also would work out.

In ancient times people used to make stock which is really time consuming and now ready made ones are there and is available in grocery stores.

Friends, this is an awesome soup which you can serve as starter for your parties, especially for dinner parties. This soup everyone will love. Adding milk gives it a silky smooth finish. I have added salty bacon and cream which gives this soup its richness.
 
 
 
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes.
Servings: 5

Ingredients:

Cauliflower – one medium, broken into small florets
Chicken stock – 1 cube (I have used Knorr chicken stock cube)
Cream – ½ cup
Milk (whole) –1 cup
Bacon – 2 slices (julienned)
Olive Oil – 1 tbsp. (I have used Extra Virgin Oil)
Spring Onions – 1 (washed and dried, thinly sliced)
Onion – 2 (medium, peeled and chopped)
Garlic – 1 bulb (sliced)
Potato – 2 nrs., diced
Salt – as needed
Black Pepper Powder – ½ tsp.
 

Steps in making Cauliflower Soup:

* Take a saucepan and fill it with 3 cups of water. Bring the water to boil.
* Drop 1 chicken broth cube in to the boiling water. Whisk it well until the vegetable broth is well incorporated and the cubes are thoroughly dissolved. Once it is done, keep it aside.
* Heat olive oil in a saucepan on medium heat.
* Then toss onion, garlic, cauliflower and potato in order on medium high heat until the veggies are fork tender. Keep it aside till it gets cool.
* By this time, heat small pan with oil and slightly fry the bacons over medium high heat until crisp and keep it aside.
* Transfer the sautéed cauliflower, onion and potatoes to a blender and add the chicken broth. Blend it until it gets smooth.
* Heat very little oil in a pan and add milk. When it comes to boil, add the pureed mix to this and mix it thoroughly.
* To this add the spring onion and cream and mix it well.
* Add salt and mix it again.
* Season it with freshly ground black pepper.
* Turn the heat down to medium low and mix it well.
* Next add the crispy bacons and mix well.
* Do a salt test and add salt if necessary.
* Top it with Spring onions, some extra crispy bacon pieces and little cream.
* Your cauliflower soup is ready to be served.
* Serve it hot with some toasted bread sticks.

My Recipe Notes Cauliflower Soup:

* I have used Virgin Mary Olive Oil to make this.
* To make chicken broth I have used one chicken stock cube and 3 cups of water.
* Vegetarians, you can use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and skip adding bacons!! 
* Please don’t add salt in the beginning.
* Chicken stock cubes can be very salty. So avoid adding extra salt while cooking until you taste it.
* Adjust the black pepper powder as per your tolerance level.
* You can use cheese instead of cream. Though I thought of adding cheese, in the end I dropped the idea as I am using cream also to make this soup. Adding both cream and cheese would make the soup so rich and thick..
* Be careful if you puree the sautéed vegetables immediately since it is so hot.
* You can cover and refrigerate this soup for few days.
 
PICTORIAL:


Making Chicken Broth

Tossing Onion and Garlic in Olive Oil

Same with the Cauliflower and Potato

To blend the sauteed veggies..

Frying the bacons..

Adding Milk, Pureed veggies, Spring Onion and Cream

Adding Salt and seasoned with Black Pepper Powder. Next comes the turn of Bacons.. 


Now Cauliflower Soup to be served.. 

HAPPY COOKING

CHEERS

Seena

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  • Jolly (2015-11-04 15:31:45)
    Looks delicious and comforting soup dear...
    Seena Koshy (2015-11-04 22:35:37)
    thanks for writing in dear Jolly.. :)
  • marudhuskitchen (2015-10-29 09:38:02)
    wonderful earthy soup ..yumm
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-29 20:29:33)
    Thank you..
  • Sowmiasgalley (2015-10-29 03:36:46)
    This looks delicious and healthy
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-29 04:00:36)
    Thank you..:)
  • kushi (2015-10-28 14:12:11)
    Beautiful presentation. Looks so rich and delicious :-)
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-28 20:25:06)
    Thanks dear Kushi.. :)
  • Page To Watch (2015-10-27 20:12:03)
    Lovely post
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-27 23:52:40)
    Thank you.. :)
  • naresh (2015-10-26 11:15:04)
    looks yummy
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-26 11:46:28)
    :)
  • sandeep (2015-10-26 11:13:21)
    Tempting! Shall definitely try.
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-26 11:48:04)
    you are welcome sandeep
  • padma (2015-10-26 02:16:24)
    Very comforting and soothing soup..I need this for the cold weather here!!!..Pass me the bowl!!
    Seena Koshy (2015-10-26 03:10:51)
    You are welcome Padma.. Nice to know this.. Yeah, soups are too good for the cold weather.. :) :)

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