Friday, January 6, 2012

Broccoli Soup


Broccoli the humble vegetable is indeed a super food with near miraculous powers of healing and disease prevention. It contains the highest amount of isothiocyanates, a cancer-fighting compound, of all the crunchy vegetables. With an array of powerful nutrients, these are one of the cheapest and are also low on pesticide load making them the safest among conventionally grown vegetables. Some of the other vegetables which have lowest residual pesticide load are  Eggplant , Cabbage , Banana , , Kiwi , Asparagus , Sweet peas (frozen) , Mango , Pineapple, Avocado, Onion. So next time when you shop for veggies, you know which ones are safe to buy and for which ones you have to look for Organically grown.
Now coming to this recipe if you are soup lover like me, that too in the winters. You should surely try this out. This soup made with broccoli and milk is very easy to make and makes you feel so good about sipping the bowl full of health. If you happen to try it out, do let me know how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes
Cooking Time – 10 Minutes
Serves – 2 to 3


Broccoli florets – 4 Cups
Water – 1 1/2 to 2 Cups(Depending on the thickness desired)
Milk – 1 1/2 Cups
Celery – 1 Stalk(Chopped finely)
Onion powder – 1 Tsp
Fresh ground black pepper – 1 Tsp or to taste
Salt – 1 Tsp or to taste
Coconut Oil – 1 Tsp


1) Wash, rinse and chop the broccoli into florets and keep them aside.
2) Heat a pan and add a tsp of oil, to this add the chopped broccoli florets, celery , half of the salt and saute for 2 minutes and cover and cook for 5-7 minutes till they are slightly tender. Switch off and let this cool for few minutes.
If you want to add some water, you can add it and cook till soft. But keep in mind , the more you cook, the more nutrition will be lost.
3) Now transfer the cooked contents to a food processor. I used my vita mix and add 1 1/2 cups water and puree into a smooth paste.
4) Add the milk to this broccoli puree and add the onion powder and simmer for 5-7 minutes and switch off.
5) Add rest of the salt and pepper and serve hot.



Sending this to the New You hosted by Vardhini of Vardhini’s Creation.


Sravs said...

wow healthy and superb soup !!

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Pasta And Paratha said...

nice touch adding coconut to the soup...loved the recipe.

Mythreyi said...

this soup is healthy and comforting for this cold winter..

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Indulge said...

I had this for last nite dinner. The cold makes it impossible to prepare anything else.
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious and healthy soup,comfort for this weather...

Julie said...

yummilicious n healthy soup..

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Vardhini said...

Broccoli is my favorite veggie and the soup looks yummy and perfect for the season. Thx for linking to the event.

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Amy said...

So delicious...Broccoli soup is one of our favourites too

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Now Serving said...

This is truly what I should be having as a cleansing of all the food I've had in india - Looks green and luscious :)

Uma said...

Oh..Yumm. I prepared once broccoli chutney but never think abt preparing a soup. super Yumm. going to try soon.

Anu said...

Healthy soup. Looks delicious

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very healthy and comforting soup. Lovely preparation.

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Ramya said...

very healthy soup with the goodness of broccoli

Kaveri said...

That's a bowl of goodness...Warm and comforting.

faseela said...

healthy n comforting soup

Prathima Rao said...

A healthy & warming soup!!!
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Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

Terrific n healthy!! :)

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

such a simple & easy recipe for a quick dinner. love that green colour :)

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Perfect soup for cold evening, nice recipe :)

divya said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so healthy & delicious!

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious and healthy too ....

Maayeka said...

Delicious and healthy ..perfect for a winter evening..
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Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare & delicious!

Sobha Shyam said...

healthy and delicious soup..

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and hearty soup..delicious!

Vidhya said...

Soup looks so very delicious and tempting.

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