How to Make Indian-Style Cream of Broccoli Soup

Updated on December 27, 2018
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In this article, I would like to share a healthy, Indian-style cream of broccoli soup. Not only is this soup creamy, smooth, and delicious, it is also free of all-purpose flour, cornflour, and dairy cream. Although cream of broccoli soup is available in the market as a commercially made product, making your own at home is much healthier because you can control exactly which ingredients are going into your soup.

Broccoli is a superfood with some amazing health benefits, which is one of the reasons I like to cook with it whenever possible.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves two people

Ingredients

  • 200 grams broccoli florets, washed and a part of the stalk left intact
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup young celery leaves
  • 1 potato, washed, peeled, and chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups water
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper powder
  • 2 teaspoons salted butter
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, ground to a paste

Instructions

  1. Place a pot on medium heat and put in the butter. Let it melt. Once butter melts, reduce heat to low and add in the garlic paste. Saute for half a minute.
  2. Put in the sliced onions. Stir and add in the chopped potatoes. Stir-cook for half a minute.
  3. Put in the water and 1/2 tsp of salt to help the veggies soften faster. Stir well and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, the potato and onion should be soft. Add in the broccoli florets and celery leaves. Also, add in the remaining salt and black pepper powder.
  5. Stir to mix well and cover with a lid. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  6. After 5 minutes, remove from heat and remove the lid. Let it cool down completely; then blend the mixutre to a fine paste.
  7. Add in the milk, give a stir, and let the broccoli soup come to a boil. Keep the heat on high. When soup comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for about 2-3 minutes so that it thickens.
  8. If you wish you can add cornflour to thicken it further. (I do not add any cornflour or all-purpose flour.)
  9. Remove from heat and transfer to serving bowls. Garnish with a couple of celery leaves.
  10. Serve immediately.
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      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Thank you, Avinash Kaur.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Glad your children liked this soup. Thank you for your feedback and thumbs up, Sangeetha.

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        Sangeetha 

        3 months ago

        Very nice & tasty soup, my children liked it. Thank u for such a healthy receipe Author

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        Avinash kaur 

        5 months ago

        Looks perfect ! Will try this recipe. I loved the pan used for cooking.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Yes, the potato does make the soup thicker and healthier as no cornflour is used for this purpose. Glad you like the recipe. Thank you.

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        Peggy Woods 

        10 months ago from Houston, Texas

        Your recipe sounds great! The potato has the effect of making the soup a bit thicker when blended with the broccoli and other ingredients. We have done similar things with other soup recipes. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us. Will pin it to my soups board.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        You're welcome, Dora. Thank you. Have a wonderful new year.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Thanks for appreciating the recipes, Louise.

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Thank you, Bill.

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        Dora Weithers 

        10 months ago from The Caribbean

        Another interesting and doable recipe. Thank you very much.

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        Louise Powles 

        10 months ago from Norfolk, England

        Thankyou for the lovely recipe and the video. As always, your recipes always make me hungry!

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        Bill Holland 

        10 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Yum! That's all I have to say...this sounds yummy!

      • rajan jolly profile imageAUTHOR

        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        You're welcome, Poppy. Thank you.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Thank you Shaloo.

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        Poppy 

        10 months ago from Tokyo, Japan

        This looks delicious and super healthy as well! I'll try making it. Thank you for sharing.

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        Shaloo Walia 

        10 months ago from India

        looks yummy and nutritious...will try it!

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