Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cauliflower and Almonds Soup

This is an exclusive soup recipe which I learnt it from a TV Show..I modified it here and there.
This can be given to both kids as well as adults...Top it with butter while giving it kids
The original version includes corn flour in the soup.I didn't use it
Since cauliflower is made into a paste form kids will not refuse for sure


Ingredients
  • Cauliflower - 15 florets
  • Turmeric - a pinch
  • Almonds / Badam - 30 nos
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Milk - 1 cup + more for grinding
  • Oil / Butter - 2 teaspoons
  • Pepper powder - 1 teaspoon + topping
  • Salt - as needed
  • Slit Almonds - little (for garnishing)

Method
Step 1 - Soaking and Grinding
  • Wash and soak cauliflower florets.Put a pinch of turmeric in it.Leave it for 20 minutes
  • Soak almonds for about 1 hour\.Grind it to a coarse paste using milk
  • In the same jar grind cauliflower.Use the water used for soaking while grinding.It should be a thick paste

Step - 2 Making Soup
  • Heat oil in a sauce pan.Saute cauliflower paste for 5 minutes on a low flame till the raw small goes
  • Take it out and keep it aside
  • In the same pan add some more oil / butter.Saute small onions in it
  • Add the cauliflower paste once again and saute it
  • Now pour badam paste.Add 1/2 cup of water and mix well
  • Add pepper powder and salt.Stir it
  • Pour the remaining milk and just boil it once
  • Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with sliced almonds
  • Top it with butter if serving to children
  • Serve it hot / cold
  • Sprinkle more salt / pepper while serving if needed