Wednesday, 4 March 2015

French Onion Soup

Hi Readers,

Bhavna here!

Today I am going to share a very famous soup which is called French Onion Soup. And though traditionally this soup is made in beef stock or may be chicken stock, I made it completely vegetarian. Not because I don't eat non-vegetarian but because I did not have stock. I will also tell you how this can be made with chicken stock. French Onion soup is usually made with caramelized onions but I have tried a different variation here!

It was actually quick thinking on my feet as Raj was not feeling well and he wanted something hot to sip on. Also, my kids love soup. So, I looked into kitchen and thought of making this wonderful soup.

French Onion Soup
French Onion Soup

As per Raj who is very picky about the food he eats, it tasted yummmmm. So I was glad to hear that! Even the kids lapped it up!!!

So, here is the recipe for French Onion Soup:

  1. 1 bowl finely chopped onions
  2. 2-3 big garlic cloves chopped
  3. 1 tsp butter
  4. 2 tablespoon grated cheese
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 4 cups water. Now if you have stock, use stock instead of water. The flavor would be even more. But that's not to say this one is any less. ;-)

  1. Take a deep pot and heat the butter.
  2. Saute the garlic cloves in butter, once golden, put in the onions and saute for some time till translucent. Now remember, we will saute the onions only till they are juicy, we don't want to brown them.
  3. Grind the sauteed garlic and onion. This is totally optional if in case you do not like onion pieces in mouth while drinking the soup).
  4. Now put this paste back into same pot.
  5. Pour in the milk and water and let it simmer for 5- 10 minutes.
  6. Add salt and pepper as per taste.
  7. Put the grated cheese and let it boil further for another 5 minutes.
  8. Ready to serve with coriander garnishing and lot of cheese on top.
Though the liquid is usually meat stock, it may be simply water. Milk may be added as I did.. It may be thickened with eggs or flour as well.

Hai na Easy? Well, do try this as Onion has a lot of healing properties and it is good for health. Now you make it and make your husband happy like I did!!! 

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