Cream of Veg Soup

Till a week back, sun was scorching and the temp soared to 100 odd F. To make it worse, there was no AC at home. Read my rambling about the hot weather here. I started longing for colder climate and opted to have juices/shakes which is quite unlikely for a coffee lover like me. And now, out of the blue, the blue & bright sky has turned dark & gloomy. As of now, I am not cribbing about the weather since I remember the bad times. But soon I might. When summer comes, we say this year is the hottest and come winter, we say it's the worst. Talk about human nature! Actually, the weather is nice and pleasant and colder days are yet to come.
This afternoon, I was craving for something hot and I made this soup. I had this for lunch cutting off my usual bowl of rice. It was a nice change. Planning to try different soup varieties in the days to come.
Usually, soups are made using stocks. The vegetables are chopped fine and boiled for a long time. Since I wanted to make it quick and short, I just blended the vegetables into a paste. Moreover, I don't like the idea of leaving behind a portion of veg by extracting just the juice. You might go for the eloborate method if you wish to.

Mix of veg of your choice (I used French beans, carrots, corn and green peas) - 1 cup
Green Chillies - 2
Corn flour,Butter & milk for the white sauce ( Check the measurement and method here)
Garlic - a small piece
Salt to taste
Onions - a quarter or half finely chopped (optional)
Butter - 1 tsp and ghee half a tsp

1) Microwave the veggies along with the green chillies or pressure cook them.
2) Prepare the white sauce and keep aside.

3) Blend the boiled veggies along with garlic in a mixer into a smooth paste.

4) Heat the butter and ghee in a pan. Add the onions and fry till pink.
5) Add the veggie paste and a little water. Add salt to taste and bring it to a boil.
6) Now, add the prepared white sauce and enough water to bring it to soup consistency. Add more salt if required and boil together.
Serve hot with pepper. I had it with fryums.

Variation: You can add fried mushrooms to make cream of mushroom soup or sweet corn to make sweet corn veg soup.


Pavithra said...

mmmmmmmmmmm looks rich and creamy.. healthy too.. love it.

Faiza Ali said...

Looks creamy and also very healthy. Love the color.

lata raja said...

I'm sure it is a very comforting soup.

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Pooja said...

Wow creamy n delicious soup!

Anonymous said...

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Sree vidya said...

Thanx Pavithra, Latha, Faiza, Sangi , Pooja & Munch. Glad that you all liked it.

Anonymous said...

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Divya Vikram said...

Soup looks creamy and comforting on a cloudy day! And it was great reading your meme. I have the same bowl!