Cream of Broccoli Soup

Brocolli florets, chopped fine - 1 cup
Onion, chopped fine - 1 Large one
Garlic pod, chopped fine - 1-2No.s
Salt and pepper - to taste
Oil - 1 Tbsp
Butter - 1Tbsp
All purpose flour - 2 Tbsp
Chicken broth - 1 cup
Low fat milk - 2 cups + Water - 1 cup
Heavy cream (optional) - 4Tbsp
Heat oil and butter in a deep pan. Saute onion, garlic and when it starts to change its color, add the finely chopped broccoli and saute. Add salt and pepper and saute on low heat for 5 minutes.
Add the flour to this and mix well, saute for 2-3 minutes until the flour changes color and gives out a nice aroma. Add the chicken stock to this and mix well. Now add the milk and water mixture, whisking briskly so that no lumps are formed. Cover the pan and let sit on a low fire for 5 minutes. Add cream to the end of the cooking and turn the heat off.
Serve hot.


Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmmmm,interesting comfort soup. Loved the click.