Saturday, May 16, 2015

Almond And Cauliflower Soup


 Soups are ideal to sneak in some vegetables into the food for children who are fussy eaters. My five year old grand daughter who does not like to 'bite and eat' vegetables, relished the Almond and Cauliflower Soup very much. Addition of a small carrot  gave a pleasant colour to the soup and also made it more nutritious.

Cauliflower - 1 ( Medium size )
Blanched Almonds - 10
Carrot - 1 ( Peeled and chopped)
Ghee - 1tbsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 pinch
Ginger - 1''piece ( Peeled and chopped )
Garlic - 2 cloves ( Peeled and minced )
Salt  -  1 tsp
Pepper powder - to taste
1. Wash and cut the cauliflower into cubes along with the stem.
2. Peel and dice carrot.
3. Heat ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and add cinnamon powder followed by chopped ginger and garlic.
4. Fry them to a golden brown colour and then add the chopped cauliflower and carrot.
5. Cover and cook till tender sprinkling water if necessary.
6. Thoroughly cool the vegetables.
7. Blend the vegetables and blanched almonds together with salt into a smooth paste.
8. Add about 5 to six cups of vegetable stock or water ( or more if a thin soup is required ) to the thick cauliflower paste and cook on low flame.
9. When the soup is about to boil switch off flame.
10 Add pepper and more salt if required. 

 Garnish with a few blanched or roasted almonds and serve the Almond and Cauliflower Soup to that fussy eater !

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