Broccoli Almond Cheese Soup / Guest Post By Vishal Amin


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Broccoli almond cheese soup.
A healthy and delicious soup by Vishal Amin. Always amazed by his food photography and recipes. Super talented Vishal is not only avid cook but a businessman, excellent photographer, musician and traveller.
I saw this soup on Instagram and requested Vishal to share the recipe with my readers.
So here is his first guest post for this blog. Thanks Vishal for this wonderful recipe.
Now over to Vishal Amin.

‘Railway Mutton Curry’
The dish that introduced me to Sujata Roy.
This dish was suggested by my sister as it was her most favourite mutton back in days when she was a non-Vegetarian.
I searched for it in a food group and I saw ‘Batter Up With Sujata’
And I fell in love with the story that she had narrated about ‘Railway Mutton Curry’. As my sister had told me the same history about this dish.
I was even more amazed after making the dish following Sujata Roy’s recipe of the same.
She is not just a Home Cook. She is a Mother who is a Home Chef. And you see a lot of that love on her face! I feel, there’s no better chef in the world than a Mother.
Thank you Sujataji for making me part of your wonderful blog.

I, Vishal Amin, am a businessman involved in the manufacturing sector. Different food ingredients interested me from my childhood. It was my Mom’s wish to make me extremely Independent from young age. One fine Sunday morning, she handed me a pan and few eggs. And said ‘Mr Amin’, make your own breakfast. And I was only 10.
I can’t believe that I managed to make an Omelette but turned it into Bhurji without salt 🙂

But yes, from that day began my love story with cooking! For the last few years it has become my passion.

Yes, I experiment a lot in the kitchen. So I am a Home Cook who loves to chop onions a lot.
My biggest winner is that, ‘I never make same mistakes twice’

Today I am presenting a simple bowl of hearty ‘Broccoli Almond and Cheese Soup’
A simple recipe which is easy to follow for anyone.

I hope you like it!

Cheers

One of the most taste bud satisfying soup

~ Broccoli Almond Cheese Soup

Would definitely ask for another bowl

Easy to make and healthy meal

Specially I love it in Winter Days .
.
My Mom’s Favourite 💕 .

Broccoli Almond Cheese Soup
By Vishal Amin

Recipe

Broccoli – 400 gram

Onion – 1 (Finely Chopped)

Garlic cloves – 2 (Finely Chopped)

Soaked Almonds – 10

Vegetable Stock (Maggie Stock Cube) – 500 ml

Milk – 1/2 cup

Cheese (Cheddar) – 2 slices (Optional)

Butter – 1 teaspoon

Pepper – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Method

1. Boil Broccoli with Stock Cube in about 600 ml water.

2. Strain the water and keep it for later use.

3. Heat butter in an pan and sauté the onions and garlic.

4. Add boiled broccoli and stir well.

5. Whisk the soaked almonds and crush it with 1/2 cup of milk in a blender to form almond paste. Add it to the sauté mix.

6. Blend Broccoli mix in a blender to make a puree.

7. Boil this puree and add cheese slices. Mix well to get a good soupy consistency and turn the flame to minimum.

8. Flavour it with salt and pepper.

9. Serve the Warm soup with a Bread of your choice.
Enjoy the hot comforting and delicious soup.

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Gluten Free Multigrain Cheese Stuffed Savoury Pancake 

Gluten free multigrain pancake with cheese.

A very nutritious, gluten free and yummy breakfast. Great for kids tiffin to. These pancakes are made of oats, ragi or finger millet, joear or sorghum millet, soya and bajra or pearl millet.

Multigrain foods will be high in complex carbohydrates and protein. Complex carbs are great for energy production, and this can help with exercise and losing weight. They break down slower so they can provide energy over a longer period of time. The levels of protein will aid the body in tissue repair and production of antibodies that will help fight sickness or infection.
In addition, they will contain nutrients, fiber and essential minerals like magnesium, copper and iron. Multigrains that contain whole grains will be filled with essential fatty acids, B-vitamins, starch and fiber. Magnesium will help build strong bones and teeth. It will also help with metabolism. Fiber is great in helping the body stay regular and maintaining a healthy colon.

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Sending this post to 117th #Foodiemonday bloghop #Pancake theme.

 

 

If you are making it for kids decrease the amount of chilli. Or you can make it more spicy by adding little more spices and chilli. You can use spices or herbs according to your taste.

Recipe
Oats – 1/2 cup

Ragi flour –  1/4 cup

Joar flour – 1/4 cup

Soya flour – 1/4 cup

Bajra flour  – 1/4 cup

Egg – 2

Onion – 1 large, finely chopped

Green chilli – 1 – 2, chopped

Cilantro or coriander leaves – handful, chopped

Grated ginger – 1/2 teaspoon

Mint – leaves of 2-3 strings, roughly torn

Salt – 1 & 1/2 teaspoon or to taste

Black pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Garlic powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Baking powder – 1 teaspoon

Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon

Tomato – 1

Milk – 1 cup

Cheese slice as require

Oil or butter for shallow frying

Method


Grind the oats.
Chop the tomato into small pieces, remove the seeds. You can use the seeds in Curries.
Beat the eggs. Add milk and whisk well.
In a bowl mix ground oats, ragi or finger millet flour, jowar or sorghum flour, soya flour, bajra or pearl millet flour, salt, cumin powder, garlic powder, black pepper powder and baking powder. You can add more garlic powder if you like.

Add egg and milk mixture  in it. Mix well and make a smooth batter.

Add chopped tomato, chopped onion, green chilli, grated ginger, chopped cilantro and torn mint leaves. Mix well. Cover and keep aside for 15 minutes.

Brush oil or butter in a pan or griddle.

Pour a ladle full of batter. Spread little with a spoon. You can make big size pancakes by adding more batter.

I have made small sized pancakes.

When the bubble appears on the surface turn the pancake upside down. Make it brown from both sides.

Make all the pancakes.

Cut the cheese slices with a round cookie cutter or a bowl.

Place the cheese on a pancake and cover it with another pancake. Arrange all the pancakes like this.

Serve hot with any sauce in breakfast.

Notes –

1. Use spices according to your taste. You can use Italian herbs instead of cumin etc.
2. Adjust the chilli and pepper according to your taste.
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Vegetable Au Gratin Or Baked Vegetable


Spring has past

Summer has gone

Winter is here

And the song that I meant to sing

Is still unsung

I have spent my days stringing and unstringing my instrument .
Rabindranath Tagore 

 

Its true that winter is breathtakingly beautiful. The warmth of cozy blanket, a cup of hot coffee or delicious hot chocolate and an interesting book couldn’t be enjoyable more than this season.

And you can easily get lots of fresh vegetables with plenty of nutrients and flavour in winter.

Vegetable Au Gratin or baked vegetable is a French dish. Traditionally  vegetables mixed with white sauce, topped with breadcrumbs and generous amount of cheese, baked till the cheese melts and served with crisp breads.

You can use all the winter vegetables like cauliflower, peas, carrots, French beans, bell peppers, baby corn, capsicum or any vegetables of your choice.

And these winter vegetables supplies great nutrients to our body that are essential in many ways.

This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is winter vegetables.

Traditionally boiled vegetables are used in it but I have sauteed the vegetables in oil. And believe me its taste better.

You will love the cheesy taste and aroma. You can increase or decrease the amount of cheese. If you don’t want to use cheese just omit it and sprinkle little oil or butter over the breadcrumbs on the top.

 

Recipe 


For white sauce
Butter – 2 tablespoon

All purpose flour/maida – 2 tablespoon

Milk – 1 & 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon

Tomato sauce – 1 tablespoon

Cheese – 1/4 cup

Vegetable 

Cauliflower – 1 medium

carrot – 1 large

Green peas – 1 cup

French beans – 10 – 12

Scallion – 2 finely chopped

Green chilli – 1 finely chopped, optional

Potato – 1 peeled

Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon

Salt to taste

Garlic – 3 cloves grated or crushed

Oil or butter – 1 tablespoon

 
For topping 


Breadcrumbs – 1/2 cup
Grated cheese – 1/2 cup

 

For garnishing 


Tomato – 1 small sliced
Capsicum – 1/2 sliced

 

 

Method 



Heat 2 tablespoon butter in a heavy bottom pan on low flame. When butter melts add the all purpose flour/maida. Stir continuously on low flame. Colour shouldn’t be changed. Saute for 1 minute.

Remove from flame and add milk. Mix well and return to fire again. Cook till the sauce becomes thick. Stir continuously to avoid lumps. Add salt, cheese, black pepper and tomato sauce. Mix well and remove from heat. Keep the sauce aside.

Wash and chop all the vegetables in small pieces.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil or butter in a pan. Add garlic and fry till it becomes light brown. Now add the chopped scallion. Saute for few seconds and then add all the vegetables, salt and black pepper powder. Mix well and cover the pan. Cook on low flame till the vegetables become tender. Keep stirring and cook on high flame till the vegetables dried up completely.

Let it cool and mix with white sauce. Taste and adjust the salt if require.

Pour the mixture in a borosil or any oven proof dish. Spread breadcrumbs over it. Sprinkle grated cheese. Garnish with slices of capsicum and tomato.

Bake in a preheated oven at 250° for 30 – 40 minutes. Or until the cheese melts and becomes light brown.

Every oven takes different time so check the colour after 25 – 30 minutes. Mine is little undone I have baked it again for 10 minutes before serving.

Serve hot as a side dish. Enjoy the cheesy taste.