Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cauliflower, Broccoli N Pasta Clear Soup

Filling, high in fiber, and low in calories, cauliflower is a great food for reducing your waistline, says Dr. Barry Sears in his book The Top 100 Zone Foods. Weighing in at only 25 calories, a cup of florets contains 100% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C, one-third of the RDA for folate, and a nice serving of potassium and vitamin B6. These nutrients all work to protect your heart. Cauliflower also contains bioflavonoids, indoles, and other chemicals that protect against cancer.To retain the flavor of cauliflower and minimize nutrient loss, cook it rapidly by boiling or steaming. Overcooking cauliflower diminishes the nutrients significantly. Broccoli contains some 3% of protein and is one of the richest vegetable sources of calcium, iron and magnesium. Moreover, broccoli is very rich in vitamins A and C, exceeding even oranges in the concentration of the latter. I prepared this clear soup by adding mini shell pasta to make the soup as a complete filling soup for dinner, i didnt used not even a single drop of oil r butter,its really a healthy soup..This delicious soup goes to JFI-Cauliflower guest hosted by Mythreyee of Paajaka, event started by Indira of Mahanandi, also goes to SWC:Soups guest hosted by Neha of Tasty Recipes, event started by Lakshmi....

1cup Cauliflower florets
1/2cup Broccoli florets
1/2cup Mini shell pasta r any other pasta
1/2tsp Pepper powder
1/4tsp Cumin powder
1/2tsp Dry parsley
2cups Vegetable Stock
1/4cup Corn flour

Wash thoroughly n add the both florets in a luke warm water n let them sit for few minutes...Heat the vegetable stock with a cup of water n add the cauliflower n broccoli florets and cook until the florets turns tender, add the pepper powder, cumin powder and salt..meanwhile cook in microwave the mini shell pasta with enough water until they cook a bit, dont cook them until they gets well cooked, just cook for 2minutes in high temperature is sufficiently enough..drain the excess of water n keep aside..

Make a watery paste with cornflour and water, add this paste to the cooking soup n stir until they turns correct constitency..add the cooked pasta, dry parsley leaves n give a stir, put off the stove...

Soup is ready to serve!!!!

As i used pasta, am sending this clear soup to Vegan-Italian by Vaishali of HolyCow..on the way to Eating with Seasons by Maninas...


Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a delicious and healthy dish Priya...I love clear soups...

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

soup looks very delicious and healthy Priya

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

That works well for light meal! Love it!

FH said... Reply To This Comment

Love the thin clear soups, good one Priya! :)

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

What a healthy combo..A keeper dish Priya..:)

Neha said... Reply To This Comment

Soup looks so healthy, thanx for sending..

KonkaniBlogger said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy. Do we need 1/4cup corn flour for this?

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

wow a very helthy soup humm i like clear soups but my hubby dont like that much so I make these soups for only myself in lunch time ha ha will try this combo sure looks colorful and intresting

Madhu's cooking gallery said... Reply To This Comment

Thin soup is my favorite! looks delicious..gotta try!

Indian Khana said... Reply To This Comment

Nice soup ...healthy and delicious...gud entry for the event

Saritha said... Reply To This Comment

yummy health soup

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment

Cauliflower and Broccoli..yummy soup for sure..real comfort priya.

Raks said... Reply To This Comment

Adding pasta in soup,I forgot for a while,thanks for reminding me:)
Looks delicious!

Chutneytales said... Reply To This Comment

I love this simple and healthy..Me being a fan of clear soup will definitely try when i buy broccoli next time..

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, this is awesome. You are a prolific and gifted cook. The soup look delicious-- thanks for sending it in.

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

I so need this nutritious soup,feeling down with cold.