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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Microwave Version ~ Creamy Cauliflower Soup

I prepare soups at my home mainly for my husband, who dearly loves them. If I pack a soup alone for his lunch, he wouldn’t mind. That means less work for me and so indirectly I love soups too. J However, I prefer to prepare a wholesome one with beans, vegetables and all that sort of healthy stuff if it is going to be only ‘soup’er lunch. If something else is packed besides the soup, then I would go with lighter ones as this delectable cauliflower soup.
I usually prefer to prepare it in the microwave and the whole process takes less than 15 minutes. The fun part is that you don’t even have to be in the kitchen during most of the process. I prepared it in my usual way but added ginger & chili this time, borrowing the idea from here.

 Ingredients for 2 servings:
1 cup cauliflower florets
2 tsp oil / butter (I added olive oil.)
1 small onion - finely chopped
1 inch ginger piece
1 green chili, slit lengthwise
1 cup milk (fat free or low fat milk will do)
3/4 cup water
Salt and pepper to taste

* Cook cauliflower florets adding little water in the microwave, about 4 –5 minutes. Let cool.
* Combine the onions, ginger, chili and oil in another microwave safe bowl and place it in the microwave. Check once or twice in between and cook until the onions slightly brown, about 4 –5 minutes.
* Discard the green chili and ginger. (Or ginger can be used if preferred.)
* Puree the onions and cauliflower using milk as needed. Add extra milk and water to the desired consistency. Heat the pureed soup for a minute more. Season with salt and pepper.

This is on it's way to Lata Raja's MEC - Lunch Box , an event originally started by Srivalli.



Prathibha said...

Love this soup...looks super delicious n creamy..:)

Happy Cook said...

Here at home too hubby loves soup, before lunch he need a cup of soup.
This looks yumm.

harini-jaya said...

hmmm..sounds interesting. Never tried soups in m'wave. Was wondering if there was an after taste from the cauliflower? (Sometimes it happens to me with cauliflower, though not in soups)

Priya said...

I know how tasty this soup will be, coz i tried the same version not even a week before..delicious soup..

Nitha said...

Looks so yumm.. I should definitely learn to cook in microwave..

Smitha said...

very tempting soup!....cant wait to try it out!..
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Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, looks so rich and creamy !!!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW... creamy bowl of soup... My fav. Looking gorgeous buddy... YUM!

aipi said...

This looks quick, simple and healthy - perfect for a weeknight dinner!
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so creamy and delicious soup !!

Sobha Shyam said...

wow...soup looks lovely..i want to empty that bowl right now :)

Preety said...

really great recipe for soup..nice pics..you have great space here with wonderful collection of recipes..following you:)

Kairali sisters said...

Delectable soup....Looks wonderful!

kaveri said...

Creamy and yummy looking soup...

Prathima Rao said...

Creamy & delicious!!! Very well presented :)
Prathima Rao
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Ila said...

yummy creamy soup :)

Shanavi said...

Looks so homely .. Creamy , yummy...What not.. Delicious

lata raja said...

Right now around lunch hour here I could do with a bowl of this wholesome creamy soup and the croutons near that! Thank you for sending it in for the event!