Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two in a bowl soup

This dish was made as part of “No Fuss American” menu. Please see here for the other dishes as part of this menu. It consists of two soups in a bowl. I did not make the brocolli soup as I did not get it here. But I have given the recipe for both the soups.

Ingredients for the potato soup

Potato: 1 cup(peeled and cubed) Garlic: 1 tsp(chopped) Onion: 1 cup(chopped) Dry red chilli flakes: 1/2 tsp Milk: 1 1/2 cup Warm Water: 1 1/2 cups Refined Oil: 2 tbsp Salt to taste
Ingredients for the brocolli soup

Brocolli florets: 2 cups Onion: 1/2 medium sized, chopped All purpose flour/Maida: 1 tbsp Water: 2 cups Butter: 2 tbsp Salt and powdered pepper to taste
Procedure to make the potato soup

1.Heat oil in a pan, add the garlic and onion and saute for a few minutes.(around 2 to 3 minutes) 2.Add the potatoes and saute for a few minutes.(around 3 minutes) 3.Add water and salt and simmer till the potatoes are cooked(around 15 minutes. The flame can be increased to medium once in a while) 4.Cool the potato mixture and blend into a smooth puree in a mixer by adding the milk. 5.Add the chilly flakes and keep aside.
Procedure to make the brocolli soup

1.Heat butter in a pan, add the onion and saute for a few minutes. Add the brocolli and stir for 4 to 5 minutes. 2.Sprinkle the flour over the brocolli and continue stirring for another 2 minutes. 3.Add water stirring continuously. 4.Simmer till the brocolli is tender and add salt and pepper. 5.Cool slightly and blend to a smooth puree in a mixer.
Putting two soups in a single bowl

1.Before serving re heat both the soups separately. 2.Carefully pour the soups on opposite sides of the bowl, so that both the soups have a line of differentiation. 3.Repeat with 3 other bowls and serve hot

Note: Both the soups should be thick so that they do not mix easily.

Verdict: I made only the potato soup. My husband tasted it. He said, “Its nice, but it does not taste like soup.” That says it all. But he did take a second helping. I being a very cautious eater did not even taste it.


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