Broccoli Coconut Soup

June 24, 2012mayurisjikoni
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Broccoli Coconut Soup

Broccoli Coconut Soup is a homemade, creamy, vegan, gluten free, healthy and filling soup. Easy to make, chopped almonds add a crunch to this delicious soup.

Weather in Mombasa

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(fritters). We just set the air conditioner on a lower setting to feel cold! Rainy season brings on some flooding in some parts of Kenya. Rivers overflow, villages get destructed, roads and bridges get washed off. In the urban areas, flooding is largely due to man. Rubbish thrown in drainages, cement walls and surfaces blocking flow of water. This happens in Mombasa too. A bit of rain and the roads get flooded. 


Updated : 23/01/2021

This recipe was first posted in 2012. I’ve made broccoli several times with a few changes. Different herbs, with milk, without milk, etc. However, broccoli coconut soup remains my favorite. Ordered some broccoli from the veggie shop and got a huge head. Besides enjoying a bit of stir fried broccoli with garlic, the rest obviously turned into soup.


Benefits of Including Broccoli in your diet

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.

Some Broccoli Recipes you may want to check out

Garlicky Broccoli Quinoa

Broccoli Salad

Baked Broccoli

Barley Broccoli Rolls


Ingredients required for Broccoli Coconut Soup

Broccoli – fresh or frozen, cut into small florets.

Potato – small one, peeled and cut into cubes.

Onion – white or red, peeled and chopped

Garlic – peeled and chopped

Fresh Coriander/ Cilantro – washed and chopped roughly with the stems.

Oil – either olive oil or coconut oil. I have used olive oil.

Coconut Milk – I’ve used canned coconut milk.

Vegetable Stock – if you don’t have any, use normal tap water.

Nutmeg Powder – for flavour

Pepper Powder – for flavour

Salt – any of your choice.

Almonds – cut them into slivers or chop roughly


Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • For Satvik version omit onion and garlic.

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Broccoli Coconut Soup is a homemade, creamy, vegan, gluten free, healthy and filling soup. Easy to make, chopped almonds add a crunch to this delicious soup.
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Light Meal, Soup
Cuisine International
Servings 4


  • 2 cups broccoli florets small
  • 1 small potato peeled and cubed
  • 1 small onion peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup fresh coriander chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • ½ cup water or stock
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder
  • ¼ tsp pepper powder
  • 8-10 almonds cut into slivers or roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Add chopped onion, potato and garlic.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook the vegetables for 2-3 minutes over low heat.
  • Add stock or water, cover the pan and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  • Add the broccoli florets and stir. Cook for 2 minutes. Don't overcook the broccoli.
  • Add  coconut milk.
  • Puree the mixture along with the coriander.
  • Return the pureed mixture into the pan. Gently heat up the soup.
  • Add salt, nutmeg and pepper powder.
  • Just before serving garnish with almond flakes.


  • If you like, add a small green chilli when you saute the potatoes and onion.
  • Adjust the salt according to your preference.
  • If you find the soup too thick, just add a bit more of water, stock or coconut milk.
  • Add chilli flakes if you like.
Keyword broccoli coconut soup, vegan broccoli coconut soup

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  • 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.

  • Shobha Keshwani

    January 23, 2021 at 4:36 am

    5 stars
    I like coconutmilk based soups. They are much lighter. Broccoli is a very healthy vegetable. I try to includeit i some way or the other in my diet. Soup is a wonderful option and yoour soup looks so delicious. I will make it soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 23, 2021 at 9:35 pm

      Thank you so much Shobha, enjoy the healthy soup when you try out the recipe.

  • Mireille E Roc

    January 24, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    5 stars
    I would never think to add nuts to soup but it added extra protein and the textural variety was such a welcome depth of the soup. So delicious too!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 25, 2021 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you so much Mireille. I like adding nuts to creamy soups.

  • Preethicuisine

    January 25, 2021 at 6:53 am

    5 stars
    Broccoli and coconut makes a delicious combo. Love this nutritious soup . Perfect for the cold weather here. I love the addition of nutmeg in this soup. Almonds add a nice crunch to the soup.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 25, 2021 at 3:40 pm

      Thank you so much Preethi.

  • Mina Joshi

    January 25, 2021 at 10:46 am

    5 stars
    Broccoli soup in coconut milk sounds delicious. It looks creamy and thick and I love the colour. I love raw broccoli a lot and have it nearly everyday in my salad but don’t remember eating it in Kenya (mind you this was over 40 years ago) so I was pleased to read that you get all sorts of veggies in Mombasa.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 25, 2021 at 3:40 pm

      Thanks Mina, it is difficult to get asparagus, artichoke in Mombasa, but yes we get broccoli in abundance.

  • Archana

    January 25, 2021 at 11:54 am

    5 stars
    Broccoli, potatoes and coconut milk and soup! That is so very delicious I will love bowls and bowls of this very delicious soup. I have not tried using nutmeg in soups must try it will taste great.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 25, 2021 at 3:39 pm

      Thank you so much Archana, I find that when I add nutmeg to milk based soups, it adds a delightful flavour.

  • Priya Vj

    January 25, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    5 stars
    Looks very very delicious and creamy…a bowl of soup and some toasted bread is what I would love as a meal … I really want to be your neighbor now to gulp down such delicacies you dish out

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 25, 2021 at 7:54 pm

      Thank you Priya.

  • Linsy Patel

    January 25, 2021 at 7:20 pm

    4 stars
    Love the vibrant green color and adding green chili can bring little heat which for me its very much needed, its perfect for the cold days what we are having right now.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks Linsy, and yes one can easily add chilis to the soup.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    January 26, 2021 at 2:07 pm

    5 stars
    Lovely soup with broccoli and coconut, it looks delicious. I have never tried soup with broccoli, would love to try it soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 26, 2021 at 6:38 pm

      Thanks Jayashree and give it a try, its not only nutritious but filling too.

  • Maria

    January 26, 2021 at 2:17 pm

    5 stars
    I must confess that broccoli is one of the most neglected of vegetables at our place. But this soup sounds like a winner with its earthy, nutty, creamy flavour profile. A wonderful way to include broccoli more often in our menu.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 26, 2021 at 6:37 pm

      Thanks Maria and please do try the soup. The coconut milk actually adds flavour and makes it more appealing.

  • Indrani sen

    January 26, 2021 at 4:09 pm

    5 stars
    Addition of coconut milk definitely takes the flavors to a new level altogether.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 26, 2021 at 6:33 pm

      Thank you so much Indrani, it does. For me makes broccoli soup more appealing if I’m not adding cheese.

  • Kalyani

    January 28, 2021 at 12:04 pm

    5 stars
    Broccoli is something that me and the little one love… Coconut milk – well, that’s a different story.. But I love ur nutmeg topped creamy vegan soup.. will try making this if I can persuade them with thin coconut milk..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 28, 2021 at 4:28 pm

      Thank you Kalyani, if they don’t like coconut milk, try any other nut milk. Almond milk tastes good with it.

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