Monday, January 23, 2012

Broccoli Clear Soup with Whole Black Peppers

While the folks in the northwest took the brunt of the severe snowstorm  we got our stash this past weekend, the first of the season. It settled down for about 3 - 4 inches, quite low for this time of the year was what I heard. Anyways here's another super healthy soup to keep you all warm through this winter weather.
 I learned this recipe from the Chef Jacob's morning cooking show in the TV. My MIL who does'nt know how to cook broccoli and was always wondering how to cook it according to our taste , now makes this soup regularly at home. The whole peppers are the star ingredients in this recipe rather than broccoli as it gives the otherwise bland vegetable a spicy makeover. I have used carrots in this recipe to make it more interesting for my son but its optional, it adds a nice color to the soup though.

2 cups broccoli cut into florets.
1 cup of diced Carrots(optional) 
2 tsp whole pepper
3 tsp whole jeera
4 large cloves of garlic sliced thin
1 medium onion sliced thin

In a sauce pan, add about a tsp of olive oil.
Add the whole pepper and jeera. When the jeera splutters add the garlic and onion.
Saute fora minute and add the broccoli florets and carrots, saute for 2 mins. Now add the required  amount of water and salt close with a lid. 
Allow it to boil for 15 mins in medium heat. Take care not to over cook the broccoli .
Serve hot with dash of  crushed pepper.

Don't keep aside the whole peppers in the soup, thats what brings out the flavors in this soup. Try to take it along with the broccoli and you will not regret it.

Always cook the Broccoli to a correct consistency, a little but on the crunchy side. Otherwise the taste becomes very bland. So make note of the time, when you make the soup for the first time. I cook it for for about 15 - 20 mins on low heat.

I bet this soup makes you hungry after 20mins. Make a perfect appetizer.

You can also use the same recipe to make a cauliflower and carrot clear soup too.

Linking this to Priya's Healthy diet - Warm Soups Event. Have Fun.


Aarthi said...

I love this one a lot..Totally Yummy..


kitchen queen said...

delicious healthy and nutritious soup.

Puspha said...

Looks good!!

Priya said...

Wat a super healthy and delicious comforting soup Sumi,thanks for sending.

Raji said...

This is the kind of soup I would love to have in the chill weather which we are having right now..super good.

faseela said...

Thanks 4 visiting my space dear....

Perfect soup for the season,....luvd it

Jay said...

great combo of irresistable flavors..yumm
Tasty Appetite

Vanamala Hebbar said...

looks healthy soup

Smitha said...

thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
very comforting clear soup...have my fav ingredient!

Asiya Omar said...

Lovely healthy soup.

restaurant Mumbai said...

this is very healthy and tasty soup getting flavors of garlic and carrot......

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