Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Creamy Broccoli Dal Soup

Soups,the most comforting foods are prefect to enjoy without any guilt while the weather is too down, the weather in Paris is just unimaginable, one day its too hot and suddenly the next day its too chilled. Obviously we are having hard time to decide how to dress up ourselves. Since yesterday, the weather is too cold and our dinner goes obviously to a warm bowl of comforting soup. I usually add potatoes to my soup to make them thick but for a change i tried adding dals in a simple broccoli soup.The addition of the dals in the soup makes this bowl of creamy broccoli soup more interesting and simply delicious.

To make this simple broccoli dal soup even more delicious, i have added some low fat cream to give a creamy texture to this soup. I served this soup just with french fries for our dinner, trust me everyone at home just finished their bowl without any fuss.As you all know, am running my third week of blogging marathon with soups and salads with sides a theme and this delicious creamy soup is my last post for this week's blogging marathon as i served this bowl of delicious soup with addictive french fries.Sending this bowl of comforting soup to my event Healthy Diet-Soups and Salads hosted by Rafeeda.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#38.


2cups Broccoli florets
1/4cup Yellow moongdal
1no Onion (chopped)
2tbsp Lowfat cream
2cups Vegetable stock
Pepper powder
Salt
Dry parsley leaves
Olive oil

Heat enough oil in a pressure cooker,saute the chopped onions until the onions turns transculent.

Add in the broccoli florets, saute for few minutes.

Add in the washed yellow moongdal, vegetable stock and salt.

Pressure cook it for 3whistles.

Once the steam gets released, blend the cooked broccoli-dal mixture as smooth paste.

Now add the cream,pepper powder, dry parsley leaves.

Add in water if needed, cook in simmer for few minutes.

Put off the stove.

Serve warm.

28 comments:

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

very healthy and delicious soup , looks very comforting for the weather :)

Sathya Priya said... Reply To This Comment

wow wow so many variations to soups ,i have to try it for myself ...weather is so alternate here too, cant decide of wat to wear ...

divya said... Reply To This Comment

wow nice presentation...looks so tasty

Mythreyi said... Reply To This Comment

The soup looks comforting, but can't take off the eyes from the fries on the side.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, that's such a comforting bowl!..very nice and what's on the side?..that looks so tempting as well hheheh..

Vidhya Iyer said... Reply To This Comment

I can grab that whole bowl. Looks super creamy...

nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

such a creamy soup.. Lovely!

Smitha Kalluraya said... Reply To This Comment

thats very healthy 1.. never tasted it..

Resna Nishad said... Reply To This Comment

Wow its so yummy....

Arjunan Akilandeswari said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting n yummy

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice One, I loved the dal addition damm good .

Ramya Krishnamurthy said... Reply To This Comment

Really filling soup akka.looks delicious

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy soup...french fries nearby seems more attractive...Wonderful dal brocolli soup

Briju Parthasarathy said... Reply To This Comment

Very healthy and nicely presented soup, thanks for sharing such a lovely and yummy recipe

sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

looks yum....very comforting

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super delicious preparation akka...

Nammi said... Reply To This Comment

yumm, very healthy bowl of soup

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks so creamy and rich...love it...with the slight chill in the air here, I am now craving for some hot and comforting soup after seeing ur post

radha said... Reply To This Comment

Very nice and coincidentally my daughter made a carrot lentil soup yesterday. Plan to blog that soon.

Pavani N said... Reply To This Comment

Using dal to thicken the soup sounds healthy & delicious.

Varadas Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely bowl of soup. Creamy and delicious.

Gita Jaishankar said... Reply To This Comment

This combination of dal and broccoli sounds very interesting Priya, healthy one too, looks comforting and delicious!

Jaya M said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, lovely and different way of incorporating dals in soups ..and it looks delicious...even if you do not add cream , i am sure it still will be as delicious as it is with cream...hugs and smiles

Priya Srinivasan said... Reply To This Comment

filling and healthy soup! makes a complete meal wiith dal.n veggies

Nisha Sundar said... Reply To This Comment

I love broccoli soup. This is bookmarked and using dal is quite interesting.

Sreevalli E said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful & comforting soup..

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

this is my kind of soup on cold winter days

Harini-Jaya R said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely soup..Love to have it on a cloudy, rainy day like today