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Broccoli Soup

Broccoli Soup

What do you like to have when you are feeling sick..specially with cold, cough and fever, would you like to share?

I'm in this condition now for 3 days and today being alone at home I'm in no mood to cook or do anything.  Then around lunch time I started feeling little hungry, I have to take medicine too so I thought to make broccoli soup ..a plan which I happily kept postponing for almost a week now and also the broccoli was screaming on me to be consumed.  I didn't follow any particular recipe, and just added whatever I feel like it but this is my normal way of making any soup ;).  


Serve - 4 cups appr.
Ingredients:

Broccoli - 1 medium size [mine was around 300gms]
Cabbage - 1/2 Cup chopped [optional]
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp OR Just use 2 garlic pods
Clove - 1
Cardamom - 1
Peppercorns - 5-6 ~ according to taste
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Fresh Grounded Pepper - to taste
Water/Vegetable stock - 3-4 cups


Method:

1. Wash and chop broccoli stem and remaining into florets.  Chop cabbage.

2. In a pressure cooker heat oil, add clove, cardamom, cabbage and give a good stir.

3. Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute. 
~~ I actually wanted to use fresh ginger since I'm having cold but I didn't had any in hand ..

4. Add broccoli stems pieces, florets and sauté again for a minute.  Add salt, peppercorns and 1 to 1.5 cups of water.  Close the cooker lid and cook for 1 whistle.
 ~ I used  1cup water.  

5. Once the cooker pressure is released & mixture is cooled, blend the cooked broccoli to smooth puree.  

6. Heat a sauce pan or the same cooker; add the puree and 2-3 cups of water
~~ Depending on how you like you soup to be..I added 2 cups of water.

7. Simmer the soup for 4-5 minutes or until a nice boil comes. Adjust salt if required. 

Garnish with spring onion or carrot.  I added finely chopped carrot as it looks good and add good crunchy bites. 


Add freshly grounded pepper to taste and serve with bread stick, garlic bread or simple toast is good enough.  I had mine with toast dunked into soup and it tasted awesome...


Note:

~ You can add onion and potato instead of cabbage.
~ I think adding carrot is good option too.
~ You can cook everything in a pan too but pressure cooker saves time.

Have a good day ~~

45 comments:

  1. Take care Priti, soup looks so good and filling,nice clicks!

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  2. the soup was a perfect idea for fever... I suffered from fever twice during the last three months and I was recovered when my gym master insisted me to attend the exercise sessions...

    I lost almost half of my body water as sweat and fever flew like it never happened.

    I never quit exercise since that happened.

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  3. healthy and delicious..yumm..love the garnishing too..

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  4. Get well soon priti..
    I was wondering what to do with the Broccoli sitting idle in my refrigerator..here is answer:-)
    Very comforting soup..

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  5. The soup looks perfect. Good choice when you are not feeling well.

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  6. I m also in similar situation dear...All I need is some warm soup..:)
    urs look good..:)

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  7. Soup looks fresh n greeny.First time to ur blog.Take care.

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  8. looks absolutely wonderful...I can't take my eyes off these yummy delights...

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  9. Looks truly comforting..;) Actually i have been searching for an easy to make & delicious brocolli soup for a long time...And ur recipe is perfect!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. Take care Preethi hope u get well soon :)....soup looks delicious:)

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  11. Get well soon dear!

    The soup looks very comforting. Perfect for the cold rainy days..


    US Masala

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  12. Take care priti.
    Soup looks very perfect and i love ur clicks also. Will try ur version of broccoli soup

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  13. Get well soon dear. This comforting soup must have been a big relief for you during your illness

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  14. Get Well Soon dear!

    The Soup looks very comforting.

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  15. Looks yummy! Wishing you a speedy recovery.....

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  16. Looks delicious,healthy and comforting.

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  17. Get well soon dear...tk care!

    Soup looks delicious.

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  18. I love broccoli soup. It's one of my favourtie. It will be a prefect treat for this cold weather.
    Have a great week ahead.

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  19. The soup looks so comforting. I dont like broccoli much but this is one great way to have broccoli.

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  20. get well soon. broccoli soup looks delicious.

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  21. Get well soon Priti..A prefect and comforting soup definitely..

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  22. Boroccoli is a fav veggie in our family :-) the soup and it's color, so lovely !

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  23. Take care u r self. And really this soup will be good while cold.

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  24. get well soon darling...SOUP-thts indeed a treat to the eyes ...yummy n full of flavors...

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  25. yummy ,delicious soup...

    takecare of ur health...

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  26. very nice attractive looking soup!

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  27. havn't blog hopped for a while! Take care and get well soon! Soups rule!

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  28. Take care Priti. Soup looks warm & comforting

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  29. Thank you ladies for your kind words...feeling much better now :)

    @Abhi ..Thank God.. DH doesn't open my blog if not he will ask me straight to go gym ;) ..thanks a useful info thanks for sharing bro :)

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  30. Never been a great fan of brocoli but I know I must eat to stay healthy. So, this is coming as a great comfort to me Priti!

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  31. Soup looks colorful, comforting and healhty too.

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  32. Soup looks delectable! Get well soon..

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  33. superb snaps.. loved this healthy soup :)

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  34. Nice recipe..looks so delicious..healthy and yumm!!

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  35. That looks SOOOOOOOO good! Delicious and yummy - win-win combo :)

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  36. I normally dont prefer brocolli.. but guess this soup will do me good :)

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  37. Hope you'll feel better soon, dear!
    Broccoli soup sounds perfect: tasty and healthy!
    Would love to have a bowl now :-)

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  38. Soup looks colorful and yummy!

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  39. Thank you for this recipe.Looks very yummy.

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  40. Thank you for this recipe.Looks very yummy.

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