Broccoli Soup For Everyday

Broccoli Soup

Mamta Gupta

A simple broccoli soup, served with a warm slice of freshly baked bread, is delicious on a cold winter morning. Give it a try, it is so easy to make. Serves 4-5


  • 300-325 gm. broccoli

  • 1 onion

  • A small piece of ginger

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil

  • 1 tsp. butter

  • 250-230 ml vegetable stock *

  • A few Basil leaves (optional)

  • A little freshly ground black pepper or a little chilli sauce

  • Garnish; a finely chopped green/red chilli or a few cress/mustard leaves or a sprinkle of paprika.

  • *Vegetable Stock: I make it with good quality vegetable stock cubes or with a stock mix mostly, but you can make your own by simmering a few vegetable peels, or surplus vegetables in a pressure cooker for a few minutes. Strain and discard solids.


  1. Peel and chop onion and ginger. Clean and chop broccoli.

  2. Heat oil and butter in a pan. Fry onions and ginger until soft, but not browned.

  3. Add broccoli and stir-fry/cook for 10 minutes.

  4. Add the stock, bring to boil and then simmer for 8-10 minutes.

  5. Transfer to a bowl, add basil leaves and blend. I have blended it directly in the pans before using a hand blender, and ruined my pans!!

  6. Pour the mixture back into the pan, add black pepper/chilli sauce and stir.

  7. Taste and adjust seasoning.

  8. Pour into bowls, garnish and serve piping hot with fresh bread or on its own.

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