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)
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
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.
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!
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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