Friday, September 26, 2008
Say Aaaah for the delicious Broccoli soup straight from Sia's Blog Monsoon Spice ,featuring this month for Zu's Tried and tasted event. Broccoli needs no introduction, its one the best vegetables. I've used broccoli in just about ever way possible in Muffins,Breads,Curries ,soups and with meat. Sia's broccoli soup was very simple ,healthy and quick to make , just the kind of recipe i need for Iftar(break of fast after sunset).
11/2 cup finely chopped Broccoli
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon Whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic
1 tablespoon Olive oil
1/4 teaspoon of chilly powder
1 cup reduced fat milk.
1 cup water
Salt for seasoning
Any Crunchy topping like Boondi or croutons.
In a non-stick pan toast the flour on medium low heat until it get lightly aromatic about 15 minutes. Set aside in a bowl.
Heat oil in a saucepan and add the chopped onions. Saute until it turns translucent, then add the chopped garlic. Stir and saute for another minute until garlic get nice and fragrant. Add the spices and toasted flour, stir . Add broccoli and saute for a minute before adding a cup of water. Now cover and cook until broccoli is tender, then turn the heat low and stir in the milk. Let cook on low heat for 2 minutes before serving it warm with crunchy topping.
Learn about Broccoli among Nature's Best foods.