Too tired to cook food after a long day at work? This extremely healthy and easy to cook broccoli soup is the answer to your problem.
Even though a lot of offices are open now but still a majority chunk of people are working from home. Work from home can sometimes be too gruelling and tiresome. And after a long day of work, you don’t even want to cook. But as we know ordering food is not the safe right now, so, we don’t really have an option.
For days like these, if there is one thing that is quick to make and is extremely healthy, it is soup. Soup is a complete meal. While making soup you can go as basic or gourmet as you want. The best part about preparing a bowl of soup is that you just need to look into your fridge and whatever ingredients are available, you can make a soup out of them. No fancy prerequisites are required.
So, we, too, were tired and drained after a long day at work and the thought of cooking a meal gave us jitters. So, we made broccoli soup and it was a huge success. Therefore, we thought we will share the recipe with you.
Healthy broccoli soup
|Garlic||4 cloves (cut in half)|
|Green chilli||1 (chopped)|
|Broccoli (medium sized)||1 (cut into small pieces)|
|Black pepper||To taste|
In a pressure cooker, add butter and let it melt. Make sure that the flame is on low so that you don’t burn the butter. To this, add garlic cloves and chopped chillies, and sauté them for a minute.
For the next step, add onions and saute till they turn golden brown. Once you reach that stage, add broccoli and let it simmer on low flame for two minutes. Keeps moving the contents in the pressure cooker.
Once the broccoli is semi-cooked, add water and close the pressure cooker. After two whistles, open the cooker and using a hand blender to mash all the vegetables. Keep the flame off during this time. If you don’t have a hand blender, use a regular blender but make sure that you churn the hot soup in small portions otherwise it will come out of the blender.
Once all the vegetables are smushed and you get the consistency of soup, add salt and black pepper, according to taste. You can also add peri peri powder for that extra kick.
This soup tastes best if your toast some garlic bread with it.
You can also read the recipe for an easy sprouts salad.