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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Vegetable - Corn Chowder

 
Chowder served with Potato-Cheese Bread

I had prepared chowder earlier many times and wasn't completely satisfied with the end product. When I chose to go with "Soups and Salads" as part of the BM#26 theme this week, I thought of giving it another try. A chowder recipe from a cookbook I own, named "Vegetarian" seemed very appealing because of the broccoli - cheese addition, which my family truly enjoys. And so I tried and was happy with the result though I substituted the whole milk and cream with fat free version. A rich and creamy bowl of indulgence, perfect for the winter days.

Ingredients: (3 servings)
1 Tbsp oil
1 garlic clove crushed
1 small onion, diced
1 small potato, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 - 1/2 cup broccoli florets
3/4 cup sweet corn (I used frozen. If using canned, drain before using.)
1-2 Tbsp wheat flour / all purpose flour
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup vegetable stock (I used a bouillon cube and added water to the preferred consistency.)
4 - 6 Tbsp grated cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste


Method:
* Heat the oil in a pan and saute garlic, onion, bell pepper and potato for 2 -3 minutes. 
* Next stir in the flour and continue to cook for about 30 seconds. 
* Stir in the stock and the milk. 
* Adjust the chowder to desired consistency by adding extra milk / water as needed
* Add the broccoli and corn, reduce heat and simmer until the veggies are tender.
* Stir in 1/4 cup cheese until it melts.
* Add the seasonings, spoon into bowls and garnish with the remaining cheese. 

This is my Day 1 post of Blogging Marathon #26, under the theme "Soups and Salads". Check what other marathoners are cooking during this BM#26.

Comments

24 comments:

PriyaVaasu said...

Rich n Creamy with cheese on top, i m loving that bowl!!! :)

Priya Suresh said...

The weather is too nasty here and this chowder will definitely keeps me warm,lovely bowl of comforting soup.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

very interesting and very colorful!!
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Kalpana Sareesh said...

too good.. love the pic..

Akila said...

Never heard of Chowdar.... After reading ur post got to know it is a soup.... Will give a try surely...

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cookcookandcook said...

Very tempting.. loved it..

Kalyani said...

truly creamy..Broccoli is welcome addition to any soup.

PS Suma - whats the basic difference betn chowder and Soup ? consistency / texture ???

Chef Mireille said...

corn chowder is one of my fave soups

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Good one..I plan to post a chowder recipe too which is slightly different from this one!

sushma said...

NIce and interesting one.

Srimathi said...

The chowder looks very delicious. Its kind of cold today and this would have been perfect.

Saras said...

Interesting soup..You made it perfect..

vaishali sabnani said...

Book marked Suma...have been wanting to try this since long..but with summers..I guess will try it in the.. rainy season

Manju said...

Love the color, need to grab that bowl for this weather.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Very interesting,looks healthy and filling,love the color of the soup...

Srivalli said...

That's really looking good Suma, I am also tempted to ask what the other dish on the background is, that looks tempting as well..:)

Pavani said...

Chowder looks so creamy and yummy!! Perfect for this chilly weather. Like Valli, I want to know what's that bread in the background?

Padmajha PJ said...

Looks so delicious Suma.Lovely bowl of soup...

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks like a creamy soup and love the way you have presented it...

Pallavi Purani said...

What a creamy chowder. THe scones behind it are very inviting too.

Sapna said...

Looks delicious! Chowder is a favorite in our family BTW, is that bread or scone in the background? looks awesome- can you please post the recipe?

Nisha Sundar said...

Soothing and warmth filled bowl of deliciousness. Very inviting for this cold.

veena krishnakumar said...

Looks so creamy....lovely soup. As valli asked wondering what the other dish is:-)?

Rajani S said...

Hubby is away for a week and I am thinking of easy tasty recipes for dinner. Will keep this soup in mind :)

The clicks are beautiful, as always :)