Monday, January 26, 2015

Creamy Broccoli Soup , a guest post by Vidya

Winter has started showing the true colors now and tonight we are about to face a historic blizzard.The bitter cold weather demands some hot soups, right. My friend Vidya from Traditionallymodernfood is here  with us today to share her interesting recipe. Simple and straight forward is her mantra I would say.

Now , over to Vidya.

Thanks a lot Sujatha, for giving the opportunity to write a guest post for you. Its my pleasure to
be featured in Spices N Treats !

Before getting into the recipe, a small intro about my blog

I am Vidya, author of “Traditionally Modern Food” blog. I enjoy various Cuisines, and started
trying my hand in preparing the food I loved. You can find a mix of vegetarian Indian and
International recipes in my space. I have a Little one, so I prefer spending less time in kitchen,
and most of my recipes reflect that. Snacks are something I cherish, but I get conscious of the
calorie factor, so I also try to make traditional Indian snacks with minimal oil (Baking) .

When chill weather calls for a hot soup, how about creamy Broccoli Soup!


Broccoli - 1, big cut into florets
Onion - 1/2, thinely sliced
Garlic - 1 pod
Potato - 1, small peeled and cut into big chunks
Water - 2 cups
Butter - 1 tsp
Olive oil - 1 tsp
black pepper - to taste
Kosher Salt - as needed
Heavy whipping cream - 3 tbsp
Cheese - 3 tbsp


1. Add oil and butter to the pan, and when its hot add onion and garlic, sauté till the
onions are translucent.

2. Add broccoli and potato and sauté for 2 -3 minutes. Add water and cover the lid. Cook
till the vegetables are fork tender and switch off. Let it come to room temperature. Put
the vegetables in a mixie / blender along with little vegetable stock and puree them to a
smooth texture. Keep the remaining vegetable stock in the pan .

3. Transfer the puree to the same pan containing vegetable stock, mix well. Add salt,
pepper, and cream. Cook in low heat to avoid curdling. Add cheese and cook till the
cheese melts, switch off and enjoy the warm soup.


1 Instead of broccoli, cauliflower can also be used
2. Instead of cream, milk can be used
3. If you decide to go vegan, use avocado for the creamy texture and replace butter with
4. Instead of kosher salt, regular salt can also be used


  1. Thanks for the opportunity Sujatha:-) Its great to be here in your space

  2. Looks great, Vidya :) I love the presentation!


I look forward to your valuable comments!