Friday, October 23, 2009

Chunky Broccoli & Rajma Soup

Broccoli's noteworthy nutrients include vitamin C, vitamin A, folic acid, calcium, and fiber. While the calcium content of one serving doesn't equal that of a glass of milk, broccoli is an important calcium source for those who don't consume dairy products. Research shows that this mineral may play a role in the control of high blood pressure, and it may work to prevent colon cancer. Broccoli is a fiber find. Not only is it a rich source, but half of its fiber is insoluble and half is soluble,Botanically, broccoli belongs to the cabbage family, collectively known as cruciferous vegetables.Rajma are highly rich in potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only they are low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein. I combined both these wonderful veggies and beans to make out this delicious soup which suits prefectly for dinner,which tastes awesome with simple bread toast..

20nos Broccoli florets
2cups Rajma (soaked and pressure cooked)
1no Onion (chopped)
2nos Garlic cloves (minced)
2cups Vegetable stock
1/2tsp Pepper powder
Olive oil

Heat olive oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and minced garlic cloves and saute until the onions turns transculent, meanwhile keep half a cup of cooked rajma aside and grind the remaining rajma with vegetable stock as fine paste..i didnt strain this rajma paste, if u want to strain u can do...Add the broccoli florets to the onions and saute until the broccoli florets get half cooked, now add the already grounded rajma paste, cooked rajma,pepper powder and salt to the veggies , cook until the soup gets thickens..

Enjoy this chunky soup with toasted bread!!!


Sangeetha Subhash said... Reply To This Comment

Your soup looks so warm and inviting and nurturing!nice clik dear.

Balakrishna Saraswathy said... Reply To This Comment

Ohh what a comforting soup for the winter Priya...feeling very warm just by looking at the snap da..

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Simply yummy and healthy!!!

Viki's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks for sharing the Broccoli's health benefits. Will buy this vegetable soon. Soup looks delicious Priya...

Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

It's getting colder here, and your soup bowl made me a bit warmer :-)Thanks for sharing..

Preeti Kashyap said... Reply To This Comment

awesome recipe! i love broccoli and rajma.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

Rajma and broccoli soup looks hot and nutritious! It seems to be raining in your place...Perfect warmer!

Mriganayani said... Reply To This Comment

I love broccoli in anything and what an awesome way to eat healthy! Looks great Priya!

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and nutricious..Perfect for this climate...

RV said... Reply To This Comment

Kalakuringa Priya.. yummy healthy soup..

jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

new recipe of making brocolli soup.Quite intersting and healthy one.Should be very filling also.Will try it soon.

shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Good healthy and nutritious combo.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

U always come up with so unquie dishes,,but i like all of them too as they look very delicious...and lovely click too priya

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Quiet easy to put together in busy weeknight!

Pari said... Reply To This Comment

Great innovative combo Priya. Love both the ingredients.

prasu said... Reply To This Comment

lovely and healthy post's looking inviting dear......

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

Different yet fabulous combination..have to try this one son loves broccoli so much..lets see if he likes this one.

Valarmathi said... Reply To This Comment

Different combo, looks healthy and yummy.