broccoli soup

June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni
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A bit of a drizzle and most of us in Mombasa presume that the cold season has begun. Its time to have hot bhajias, hot soup, any hot comfort food. On a serious note it never gets that cold in Mombasa to have those kind of urges. That does not mean we do not make soups and bhajias. We just set the air conditioner on a lower setting to feel cold! Fresh green broccoli is what I got from the market this week. 

Broccoli is considered a superfood as its packed with many healthy benefits.

  • Packed with natural soluble fiber it helps to control cholesterol.
  • Its rich in Omega 3 fatty acids which act as anti inflammatory.
  • Broccoli is said to help in reducing estrogen in the body which causes breast and uterine cancer.
  • Its a rich source of Vitamin C so helps build immunity.
  • A good source of calcium and Vitamin K which are essential for building strong bones
  • Aids digestion as its rich in fiber.

Consider adding broccoli to your daily diet in various ways, make soups, use them in salads, add them to stir fries, add them to rice, pasta, curries. Add grated broccoli to stuffed parathas, patties etc.

Updated : 12/05/2016
This post was first posted in 2012. Since then weather world wide has changed. A few days ago, we were experiencing really hot weather in Mombasa whereas the rest of Kenya was suffering from floods. In rural areas flooding is mainly due to lack of trees and in some areas where rivers are swelling. In the urban areas the flooding is largely blamed on construction and drainage system being clogged with rubbish. This week it has been raining in Mombasa and the temperatures have dropped suddenly. Though we don’t need to wear a cardigan, I still feel like having something warm. So nothing beats soup and hot milk.

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BROCCOLI SOUP
4 Servings

2 cups of tiny broccoli florets
1 small potato, peeled and cubed 
1 small onion, chopped 
4 cloves of garlic chopped
½ cup fresh chopped coriander
1 tbsp butter or olive oil
2 cups fresh milk
½ cup water or stock
¼ tsp nutmeg powder
¼ tsp pepper powder
2 -3 tbsp almond flakes
4 tbsp grated cheese (optional)
1 tsp salt

  1. Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, potato and garlic.
  2. Cover the pan with a lid and cook the vegetables for 2-3 minutes over low heat.
  3. Add water, cover  the pan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the broccoli florets and stir. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Add  milk. 
  6. Puree the mixture along with the coriander.
  7. Put the pureed mixture in a pan. Gently heat up the soup. Add salt, nutmeg and pepper powder.
  8. Just before serving garnish with almond flakes and grated cheese.
Tips:
  • If you like, add a small green chilli when you saute the potatoes and onion.
  • Instead of 2 cups of milk add 1 cup milk and 1 cup fresh cream for a more richer soup.
  • Instead of cheese serve with a dollop of cream.
  • Use coconut milk instead of normal milk to make a vegan version. 
  • Adjust the salt according to your preference.
  • If you find the soup too thick, just add a bit more of water, stock or milk. 
  • Add chilli flakes if you like.

 

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If you do try this recipe then please either

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  •  tag me as #mayuri_jikoni on Instagram
  • or tag me on Twitter as #Mayuri1962

 

You may want to check out the following:

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broccoli salad
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Garlicky Broccoli Quinoa
barley and broccoli rolls





 

36 Comments

  • Nayna Kanabar

    January 15, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Broccoli soup looks really delicious and I love the addition of the almonds.

     
  • Jeya Jemini

    March 4, 2014 at 2:17 am

    delicious green soup…glad to follow you…will be happy if you follow me back.

     
  • Vidya Narayan

    November 12, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Delicious bowl of comfort and goodness. I love adding nutmeg in soups, although some dont like the strong taste, it does go well with cream or butter based soups and brings out the flavour, not to mention its good during winters.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 13, 2018 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks Vidya, a bit of nutmeg definitely adds warmth to a soup. I love it and yes it does go well with cream, milk and butter based recipes.

       
      1. Vidya Narayan

        November 14, 2018 at 4:29 am

        Absolutely agree, nutmeg is mostly used in sweets but needs to be used in a variety of recipes more often. A touch of the spice makes a lot of difference.

         
      2. mayurisjikoni

        November 14, 2018 at 9:57 pm

        It certainly does Vidya.

         
  • Priya Suresh

    November 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    With drastic weather change, i dont mind having a bowl of this healthy and comforting bowl of soup.. I just love broccoli in soup. My kind of soup..

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 13, 2018 at 4:47 pm

      Thanks Priya, hubby and I too love it.

       
  • Freda @ Aromatic essence

    November 12, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    Brocolli soup looks delicious and so perfect for the season! My kids are a big fan of brocolli cheese soup, a good way to get them to eat some broccoli 😀

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 13, 2018 at 4:46 pm

      Thank you Freda, and yes its a great way to get the family to eat broccoli.

       
  • Lata Lala

    November 13, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Power packed broccoli soup looks yummy. It’s so hearty and comforting. This is the best way to make my kids eat broccoli.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Lata and it definitely is.

       
  • Jolly

    November 13, 2018 at 10:15 pm

    Wish I can have that bowl right now, broccoli is my favourite and this creamy soups loooks really delicious and very much comfort dish. I loved your cute cups😋

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 14, 2018 at 9:59 pm

      Thank you so much Jolly, the cups are a present from a dear friend.

       
  • Pavani

    November 15, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Broccoli soup looks delicious and perfect for this cold weather.I love the colour of the soup.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you so much Pavani.

       
  • Lathiya

    November 15, 2018 at 5:55 am

    The broccoli soup looks so comforting and delicious…it’s perfect for the weather here now..really need a bowl of this

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Lathiya. Yes sudden cold weather calls for warm comforting food.

       
  • meghnasfoodalogue

    November 15, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Creamy yummy soup . What an innovative way to add almonds. I love this.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:10 pm

      Thank you so much Meghna.

       
  • Uma Srinivas

    November 15, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Looks yummy! soup is best for this season to get more comfort after busy days.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks Uma and yes soups are so heart warming during the winter.

       
  • Jagruti Dhanecha

    November 15, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Love Broccoli and in soup it’s like a sone pe suhaga. Love the addition of almonds to pump up the protein values.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks Jagruti and it also adds some crunch.

       
  • Padma

    November 15, 2018 at 11:59 am

    Hot comforting soup is what I need right now!! Perfect for the season…Soup looks creamy and delicious with a kick of spices…Loving it!!

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:08 pm

      Thank you so much Padma.

       
  • Batter Up With Sujata

    November 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Soup sounds comforting and delicious Mayuri. Perfect share for upcoming winter. Loved the use of nutmeg for extra warmth. I remember I gave my kids little nutmeg every night in winter to protect them from cold. Superb share.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you so much Sujata.. nutmeg adds so much flavor.

       
  • Ruchisvegkitchen

    November 15, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    What a healthy , delocious and comforting soup. Loved the recipe. All ingredients sounds so great , must make an amazing flavourful soup.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:04 pm

      Thanks Ruchi, it definitely does.

       
  • jayashreetrao

    November 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Broccoli soup is ideal for the cold season that we have now. It looks creamy and delicious.

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you Jayashree.

       
  • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

    November 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    Broccoli soup looks really so flavorful di !! Such a comfort share for cold winter days which is approaching soon

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much Sasmita.

       
  • Priya Srinivasan

    November 19, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful soup with broccoli! It is the season for soups and this looks perfect , with some cheese toast I would call it bliss!!

     
    1. mayurisjikoni

      November 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Definitely bliss with some cheese toast… thanks Priya.

       

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