Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Edamame Cauliflower soup

It is that cool to feel or see the spring is near. Ok, I know most of you bracing many storms for the season. But we are blessed for 3 days in rows with 70 degrees. I have my first bloom, sign of spring in my garden this weekend! The wet weather is forecasted soon in  our area. Don't say I am lucky!

Spring

This soup was made in one of those wet days!
I love anything Soy: tofu, soybeans, soy crumble etc,.... except the soy milk.
I am hooked to dairy product, from the childhood cow milk was my favorite! I cannot even imagine a day without milk, curd, tea or coffee! The soy milk leaves a different after taste which I personally dislike ( Don't mistake me if you are vegan).
Edamame is a "fancy" name for the young baby soybean in pod. The beans are rich in protein and vitamins. Squeeze the pod with fingers the beans slide! Excellent if you are a snacking guy! In US, we get in two ways, either readily available boiled-salted in pods or in freezer! Other than snacking right away, I end up tossing in salad and make a soup!

Edamame cauliflower soup

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Ingredients
Edamame beans: 1 cup
Cauliflower florets: 2 cups (cleaned)
Onion: 1/2 diced
butter: 1 tsp
Water: 1 1/2 cups
Milk: 1/2 cup
Mint: fresh few leaves
Salt/ pepper: as needed

Method
Melt the butter, sauté the onion until translucent. Add the cauliflower and water. Cover and let it simmer for few min. until the florets are tender ( It doesn't take more than 10 min). Remove the lid, add the so beans and stir the milk. Let it boil few more min (beans are already cooked).
Let it cool and throw in blender with the mint leaves.
Make a puree and return to the pot adjust the seasoning, dilute the soup with milk or water if needed.

The soup tastes great warm or even at room temperature!

The soup is reaching to Usha's event who is hosting Healthy inspiration: soup

52 comments:

Priya said...

Daffodil looks too great..SOup looks thick, hearty and filling, love the addition of edamame beans..

Usha said...

Your first bloom already ? definitely spring seems to have arrived to your area soon !

Loved the soup, looks fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing this soup with the Healthy Inspirations Event :-)

Asha said...

70F? How lucky are you!!! We hardly are managing with low 40s now, very windy too.
Edamame soup looks so nice, beautiful color and very healthy too. Great recipe.

Ruchikacooks said...

Very new kind of soup with edamame and cauliflower. The first bloom of the season looks cute. I like the cup with S on it, I guess it is for me :D

I went to their place in person to see it cham, then only I recommended it. It was a very clean facility. In any case I make sambhar for N and rasam for me every week..

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Preeti Kashyap said...

lucky bug u! We stuck in a snow storm here. The soup is super yumm. Never have i tasted cauliflower soup...bookmarked!

Vrinda said...

Creamy and thick soup...first shot awesome...

Sumi said...

Soup looks awesome.Cauliflower and edamame are a great combination.I used to make a curry out of these two when I was living in US.BUt here in europe Iam unable to find these beans..or probably its in a different name..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Such creamy & Hearty soup..great recipe..

Pavithra said...

This is really wonderful and different combo i have to try this soon. Looks so warm and comfort for the season too..

LG said...

Soup looks creamy and yumm.Loved the color. I was wondering what Edamame could be..ehehehe..thanks for the knowledge update :)

Gita said...

70 degrees even for a day in this freezing temps definitely sounds Heavenly Cham :) Love the color of this soup...very healthy and comforting as well!

Nandini said...

That's a perfect entry.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks too good. love the color!
And 70 now ? Wow - have to call you lucky!

Laavanya said...

Hopefully spring will start soon here as well. I am yet to try edamame tho I've only heard good thingsabt it. Soup looks so creamy and inviting

Divya Vikram said...

Soup looks really creamy Cham. I love the weather here too. So pleasant!

PJ said...

I know, the weather Gods seem to have been pleased with us these past few days :) Love the edamame soup, very creative addition to this soup.

Parita said...

Thats such a refreshing combo! Your garden is certainly gonna bloom up soon :)

notyet100 said...

yummy nd creamy soup,..perfect for weather

Rachel said...

I am with you on the soy taste! Great thick and creamy-looking soup.

Padhu said...

Yummy and creamy soup.Pics look lovely

Sharmilee! :) said...

Soup looks creamy....I like the cup very much!

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, what a click...yes yes both the flower and the soup..love the soup, nice and thick.

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kitchen queen said...

Healthy,refreshing and an appetising soup.

jayasree said...

Lovely click of the bloom..

Soup looks thick and creamy. Liked the addition of mint leaves. It has lent a nice green color to the soup.

Suparna said...

lovely flower cham :)it sure brightens the mood.
Nice cauliflower combo soup cham ...seems creamy and comforting...
TC

DEESHA said...

a yummy & hearty soup

Akal's Saappadu said...

look at that fresh bloom there, lovely!! waiting eagerly for the spring and sunshine too, it would do me lot of good !!!

the name "Edamame" is new for me and I prefer cow milk besides soy too !!! your soup sounds very delicious, love the addition of mint, would give a nice flavor to the soup!!! nice recipe!!

Rahin said...

soup looks thick and deliious Cham.

Sujatha said...

Looks like spring is there already! The sight of that blooming flower is so refreshing.. We still are enduring thru the 20s and 30s :(

Nice and healthy combo for a soup! Looks awesome..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

70's oh I dont see the mercury raising any time in the next coupla months :( anyways its sunny for the past 2 days still colddddd... Soup looks very comforting and makes me feel refreshed... Lovely color!!!

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Gulmohar said...

Beautiful daffodil..I'm jealous..My backyard is still covered with snow :(
Soup looks fabulous..lovely color and sounds way healthy..

shobana said...

Yeah weather was too gud ...cham:)
Hmmm...nice rich and creamy soup....ennakoru cup:)

Ruchikacooks said...

Yup, I saw that sesame gravy you had posted for CWS. It is almost similar no? yes no or no no or yes yes :D

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aquadaze said...

What a lovely picture that flower makes!
I am one of those who don't quite fancy tofu or soy granules or soy milk. Weird that somehow I can take edamame. Your soup looks very refreshing, I love that faintly tinged green.

sowmya.s said...

nevr tried adding cauliflower to soups, but should try..looks nice and creamy..

homecooked said...

A big bowl of warmth and comfort :) Looks yummy Cham! And the flower pic is beautiful!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice picture of both your flower from the garden and the soup! Nice recipe of the soup!

Bong Mom said...

The soup looks pretty Cham. Love that flower but cannot even vision Spring here :(

Padma said...

Soup looks nice thick and creamy. Lovely weather and nice pic of the first bloom.

Rajesh &Shankari said...

endamame and mint is an awesome combo. I have made a salad with that combo :)

Divya Kudua said...

Soup for cold times..how I wish.We are experiencing an early summer in Chennai and its already too hot:):).But we've got used to it..:).Never heard of edamame,blame it on my ignorance of soy/soy products.Like you,I too do not like the after taste of soy milk.I tried the flavored versions,still no luck.Love the soup bowl..:):)

Pravs said...

Edamame soup .. something new for me..looks like a healthy and a good soup.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

wowwwwwwwww....this is awesome.... superb click Cham.. :)

Soma said...

You already have your first bloom?! lucky indeed!

We love edamame.. even just steamed and this is one healthy unique combination you have done here. Really love the use of mint.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Yasmeen said...

A beautiful sign of spring ,the ground is frozen dead here.Love the ingredients of the warming soup :D

meeso said...

That's really healthy!

Ruchikacooks said...

I thought you'd like crepes are you are from pondy. Ore kai valli athan jute vittachu. Nallikku ingae snow..Yenna pannarathu?

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats an unique soup, never heard them before' sounds healthy to me:)

AnuSriram said...

Wonderfully served! Looks awesome!

Ruchikacooks said...

Okie now, went for a massage session. Cheaper than a visit to doc :)

Saswati said...

hey cham really nice to be in touch... new look to your blog looks fab and the soup so comforting.gr 8 to be back:)

Sonia said...

Beautiful capture of Daffodil flower!
And soup...look so creamy and thick. But i m little bit skeptic abt cauliflower-ish taste in soup. Though, your lovely pic of soup convinced me to try it some day. :)