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Cauliflower Chickpea Soup

Cauliflower Chickpea Soup

A good soup always leaves a lasting impression and acts as a great appetizer that makes you excited for the main course.

Looking for a healthy and homely soup that makes you feel elated, This delicious soup made with roasted cauliflower & chickpeas is sure to go down well.


What do you need for 3-5 Servings

  • 1 medium sized cauliflower (approximately 400 gms)

  • 1/2 cup chickpeas (refer notes)

  • 1 potato

  • 1 onion

  • 5-6 garlic cloves

  • 2 cups of boiled Chickpeas water or Vegetable broth

  • 100 ml milk (refer notes)

  • 1 stick celery

  • 1 tsp dried parsley or any dried herbs

  • 1 tsp paprika or red chili powder

  • 1 tbsp Pepper (crushed)

  • 1 tbsp of oil

  • Salt as per taste

Chickpea

Preparation

  • Soak the chickpeas for 6 hours or over night and pressure cook with 1/2 tsp of salt for 4 whistles. Keep the cooked water for soup.

  • Cut the cauliflower into medium-sized florets. Cook them in boiling water for a couple of minutes and drain the water.

  • Cut the potato, celery, and onion roughly.

Lets Cook

  • Add a tsp of oil in a saucepan and add cauliflower florets. Roast them for 2-3 mins and Keep it aside. [PIC 1 ]

  • In a same pan add boiled chickpeas and roast them for 2 mins. Keep it aside. [PIC 2]

  • Pour the remaining oil, Add chopped onion and saute it for a minute. [PIC 3]

  • Add chopped potatoes and cook it for 2-3 mins. [PIC 4]

  • Now add celery, paprika, salt, pepper and give a quick stir. [PIC 5 ]

  • Add boiled chickpeas water or vegetable broth, Bring it to boil and switch off the flame. [PIC 6]

  • Once cooled, grind it coarsely along with roasted cauliflower and chickpeas. (Keep few roasted cauliflower florets and chickpeas for garnishing)

  • Pour the grinded mixture into a saucepan. [PIC 7]

  • Add water if the mixture is too thick.

  • Bring the mixture to boil, add dried parsley and milk . [PIC 8]

  • Allow it to boil for a minute and garnish with few roasted cauliflower florets and chickpeas.

  • Serve hot with garlic or oat bread.

A warm soup never disappoints, Enjoy!

Notes

  • Spiciness can be increased to your liking by adding or reducing the amount of pepper used.

  • You can also use canned chickpeas. Just to skip the boiling part.

  • Cauliflower can be roasted in oven as well.

  • Cashew paste or Heavy cream can be used instead of milk.


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