Broccoli soup is a healthy soup suitable for those in diet. This is an easy low-fat version of soup in which no butter is used. I have used cream just to decorate. You can avoid that too. Still the soup tastes good. Here Tim Hortons Broccoli soup is very tasty, rich and creamy. That’s the only option for vegetarians when we are out for lunch. I feel it is very filling. Since then I wanted to recreate it but with fewer calories. Refer to notes for variations in this soup.
Cooking time : 15 minutes
Broccoli florets - 6-7 Onion - 1 Garlic - 1 Milk - 1/2 cup Corn flour - 1 tsp Salt - as needed Pepper powder - as needed Cream - 1 tsp (optional)
1. Chop onions into cubes. Here I used 6-7 broccoli florets. You can also use up to 10 florets for more green colour. Add onions, garlic and broccoli in a cooker.
2. Add 1 1/2 cups of water and cook for a whistle.
3. After the pressure is released, open it and here I used a hand blender to blend everything. It can be chunky. You can also reserve 2 florets to decorate at the end.
4. Mix the corn flour in the milk. Again switch on the stove and add the corn flour mixture to it.
5. Let it boil only till the soup thickens. It took 2-3 minutes for me. Add pepper powder and salt as needed.
Serve hot. Serve with cream if you like. I added slivered almonds on top.
- You can fry onions and broccoli in a tsp of butter if you like it rich.
- Also boil potato instead with onions and broccoli. This substitutes the corn flour.
- You can filter the onion and broccoli, let it cool down and grind in regular blender/mixie.
- You can also use all purpose flour/maida instead of corn flour.