I keep claiming that making a bowl of soup is not really considered as a meal in my books. But hey let’s be honest, who can pass a good bowl of soup? Not me. So, when I stumbled upon this delicious “Indian Spiced Cauliflower Soup” in Pete Evan’s new cookbook “Healthy Everyday”, I knew I had to make it, especially because Cauliflower has become a very interesting vegetable for me off late. Apparently, there are a lot of things one can do with it besides the standard “Aloo Gobi” made in Indian homes. And this soup was something really scrumptious and delicious. It was thick and chunky and filled me up instantly. Also because I had some homemade Vegetable stock ready in my freezer, again made with Pete Evan’s recipe and a Cauliflower just waiting in my fridge begging to be cooked, there was really no reason for me to not make this soup. It is flavorsome and wholesome and goes really well on its own or with a slice of crusty sourdough bread. Ingredients: 4 Tsp Coconut Oil (use Butter or Olive Oil instead) 1 Cauliflower cut in florets 1 Garlic clove, finely chopped Sea salt 1 tbsp Yellow Mustard seeds 10 Curry leaves 2 Onions chopped ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper 750 ml Chicken or Vegetable stock 1 ½ tsp Apple Cider Vinegar (optional) 1 ½ tsp Indian garam masala
Cooking Method: 1) Toasted Cumin seeds and freshly chopped Green coriander to serve.
2) Melt 2 tsp Coconut oil. In a large baking tray, toss the florets and garlic add ½ tsp of the garam masala.
3) Mix well so the garam masala and Oil is coated with the florets. in the tray.
4) Place this tray in a pre-heated oven at 180 C for 20 – 25 minutes.
5) Heat the remaining Coconut Oil in a large pan on medium flame and add the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add the Onion and cook till almost translucent.
6) Add the toasted Cauliflower florets and Garlic, garam masala and Cayenne pepper and cook for around 5 minutes.
7) Add the Vegetable stock and cook till smooth. Remove from heat and blend till smooth.
8) Add the Vinegar,salt and pepper as per taste.
9) Garnish with Toasted Cumin seeds and Coriander.
Recipe Courtesy : ‘Healthy Everyday’ by Pete Evans