As I am dieting I am on my healthy diet as usual. Thought of sharing one of my fav brocolli soup which is not only nutritional, healthy but helps in weight loss.
Brocolli belongs to kale, cauliflower vegetable family. The beautiful small trees looking florets are super nutritious. These powerhouses supply loads of nutrients for little calories.
This is very healthy soup as I have not used cream, cornflour or any such thing which can contribute to fat component. One serving of brocolli soup has 200 calories approx. As I have not strained the soup, it is high on fibre too. You may strain it for smooth texture but if you are dieting I would suggest keep the fibre in soup intact and dont filter it.
Preparation time 10 mins
Cooking time 12 mins
Calories per serving 200
To make Brocolli soup You require
Brocolli 1 cup chopped (with stems)
Onion 1 small
Garlic 2_3 cloves
Vegetable stock 3 cups
Black pepper/ white pepper and salt as per taste
Butter 1 tsp
1 tsp oregano and 1 tsp mixed herbs - optional as per taste
1/2 cup milk optional
Water to adjust the consistency
To garnish we need little blanched and finely chopped brocolli florets. Its optional.
How to make
Wash, blanch and chop brocolli ( both florets and stems)
Chop onion. Mince garlic. Keep aside.
In a heavy bottom pan add butter. When starts melting add onions and garlic. Saute until onion turns translucent.
Add chopped brocolli, salt and saute for 4 mins. Add vegetable stock and cook on sim gas until brocolli becomes soft. Or you may give it a whistle in cooker.
Let it cool down. Puree the same. Add water as required and put it back on flame in pan.
When hot. Switch off the gas and add lukewarm milk slowly.
Add pepper, herbs, origano to taste. Garnish with brocolli.
This is a stomach filling meal in itself.