My kid loves mushrooms. Combine it with super nutritious broccoli and flavorful onions, you get this amazing amalgam of a supremely creamy, tasty bowl of health.
I know its peak summer in most parts of the world. Not really a good time for some hot soup. But unpredictable Bangalore weather coerces us to eat according to the sky’s whims and fancies!
Hence, when the birds sing and the skies open up,
Chilly breeze and roaring thunder fill your cup
Don’t mind the falling drops
Embrace it with arms wide open
and feel the joy in every plop
Its the fall that makes life grow
so make some soup and enjoy the show!!
My poetry sucks, but this rich creamy scrumptious soup doesn’t. So, when in mood for a nutritious hot drink, mushroom broccoli soup is the perfect healthy link!
- 1 cup chopped button mushrooms
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 1 big onion, sliced
- 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- a tiny piece of ginger, chopped
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 potato, diced
- salt to taste
- freshly ground pepper to taste
- chili flakes to taste
- 2-3 tbsp minced broccoli and mushroom – for that extra bite in your soup
- 2-3 cups vegetable stock – optional
- 1 tbsp cream – optional
- 1 tbsp chopped spring onion leaves to garnish
- 1 tbsp grated cheese to garnish
In a pan/pressure cooker, heat oil. Saute garlic, ginger and onions. Throw in the mushrooms, broccoli and potato. Saute for a few minutes. Add the vegetable stock or water. If using a pressure cooker, cook the entire contents for 3-4 whistles. Else, cover and cook till vegetables are cooked.
Now, once done. Puree the soup. Greet glistening, creamy, frothy, scrumptious. Yes, all that and more!
In another pan, heat oil. saute the minced mushrooms and broccoli. Pour in the soup. Flavor with salt, pepper and chili flakes. If you are using cream, stir it in now. Stir well. Garnish with chopped scallions and grated cheese.
The little bites of vegetables are like tiny treats with every sip!
Serve with bread croutons and sticks.
Note: Potatoes are added to give some body to the soup. You can skip them if you like.