|Broccoli Cheddar Soup|
Vegetable stock - 3 cups
Chopped broccoli - 2 cups
Shredded carrots - 2 cups
Hot Milk or Half and Half Milk - 2 cups
Nutmeg - a pinch
Salt and pepper to taste
Paprika powder - 1 tsp
Chopped onion - a handful
Chopped garlic - 6
Butter - 2 tbsp
All purpose flour - 2 tsp (heaped)
Cheddar cheese - 1 & 1/2 cupsMethod
Heat butter in a pan add onion and garlic and saute till color changes. Add the flour and sauté till raw smell disappears.
Reduce flame pour the stock little by little and whisk quickly to avoid lumps.
Add the carrots,broccoli,salt,pepper powder, nutmeg powder , paprika powder and simmer for 6 to 8 minutes.
Now add the milk or half and half milk and mix well till combined.
Do not boil they may curdle,switch off the stove.
Add the cheddar cheese mix till melted and serve hot.
a) If milk is added you can boil till combined if half and half is added do not boil ,there are chances to curdle.
b) Add cheddar cheese according to your taste.
c) Add more reduce the vegetables according to your taste.
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