Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Chettinad Style Cauliflower Clear Soup

Chettinad Style Cauliflower Clear Soup

Cauliflower soup is my kids’ favourite; it’s an excellent starter and appetizer, since it has wonderful spices.  The pepper content makes it suitable to consume, when we have running nose and other cold related symptoms.


Cauliflower florets - ½ Cup

Big Onion (medium size) – 1

Firm Tomato – 1

Slit green chilli - 1

Coriander leaves – to garnish

Cooked and Mashed Dhal/Lentils/Green gram – 2 tbsp.

(Toor dhal/Moong Dhal)

Water – 5 Cups
Salt - to taste

Caouliflower Florets

Mashed Lentils/Toor Dhal


Ghee – 1 tsp.

Cardamom/Elakkai – 2

Star Anise – 1

Cloves – 3

Coarsely crushed Pepper – 1 tsp.

Fennel Seeds – ¼ tsp.

Curry leaves - few


Slice Onion and Tomato, pour ghee in a cooking pot, add the tempering ingredients one by one.  Toss in the sliced onion, tomato, green chilli and cauliflower. Sauté for few minutes, combine the mashed lentils with water and pour over the cauliflower.  Add enough salt and cook until cauliflower is tender, avoid cooking for a long time, cauliflower should still be firm.

Garnish with coriander leaves.  Less-spicy, delicious ‘Cauliflower’ Clear soup is ready in a jiffy.  This soup is suitable even for toddlers.

Chettinad Style Cauliflower Clear Soup!

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