How to make Cauliflower Soup -

Roasting the cauliflower enhances the flavours of this soup to a superlative level.

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cauliflower (फूलगोभी), Garlic cloves (लहसुन लौंग)

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Soups

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Cauliflower Soup

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Hindi: phool gobhi
Till a few years ago, cauliflower used to be a vegetable that is only available during winter but of late cauliflower is available year around especially in big cities. Referred to as the aristocrat of the cabbage family, the flowers are also eaten raw at times. While buying, look for fresh cauliflowers with compact white heads and green fresh looking leaves. Avoid and reject any loose or spread out heads – they are a sure sign of over maturity.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Cauliflower Soup Recipe

  • Cauliflower separated into florets 1 large

  • Garlic cloves 7-8

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns ½ teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Leek chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Vegetable stock 4 cups + as required

  • Cumin powder for garnishing

Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Step 2

Spread cauliflower florets on a baking tray. Add garlic cloves, 1 tablespoon oil, salt and ¼ teaspoon crushed peppercorns and mix well. Place the tray in the preheated oven and roast for 10-15 minutes or till the cauliflower is well browned.

Step 3

Dry roast cumin seeds till fragrant. Transfer in a grinder jar and grind to a coarse powder and transfer into a bowl.

Step 4

Remove the tray from oven, cool and finely puree the roasted cauliflower and garlic along with some vegetable stock. Transfer the puree in a bowl and set aside.

Step 5

Heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add onion and leek and sauté till onion turns translucent.

Step 6

Add cauliflower puree, 2 cups vegetable stock and mix. Add remaining stock, mix well and simmer for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7

Add salt, remaining crushed peppercorns and ground cumin powder. Mix and bring to a boil.

Step 8

Pour into a serving bowl, garnish with cumin powder and serve hot.

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