Total Time: 20 min, Prep- 10 min & Cook-10min.
Level of Cooking: Easy, Taste: Mild, Serve: 1
Yogic Potato Broccoli Soup
Benefits of potato soup: –
- One of my favorites on a cold, rainy night, Potato Soup is surprisingly simple and clearly offers more to your body than just a warm, satisfying meal ! There are many versions of this recipe, but mine happens to opt for low-fat techniques to keep the calories down and the nutrients intact.
- The health benefits of eating broccoli are many, including protection agains
t cataract formation and maintenance of healthy bones. Enjoy these and other benefits through this ultra simple and delicious recipe for broccoli and potato soup – it’s typically approved by The Ancient
Yogic Tradition of Health & Fitness.
Nutritional Profile of Recipe :
- Potatoes are a very popular food source. Unfortunately, most people eat potatoes in the form of greasy French fries or potato chips, and even baked potatoes are typically loaded down with fats such as butter, sour cream, melted cheese and bacon bits. Such treatment can make even baked potatoes a potential contributor to a heart attack. But take away the extra fat and deep frying, and a baked potato is an exceptionally healthful low calorie, high fiber food that offers significant protection against cardiovascular disease and cancer. Our food ranking system qualified potatoes as a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, copper, vitamin C, manganese, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, and pantothenic acid. Potatoes also contain a variety of phytonutrients that have antioxidant activity. Among these important health-promoting compounds are carotenoids, flavonoids, and caffeic acid, as well as unique tuber storage proteins, such as patatin, which exhibit activity against free radicals.
- Broccoli is rich in indoles and sulforaphane, compounds that are known for their cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli is also abundant in fiber, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, coenzyme Q10, and carotenoids.
- 1 large potato chopped, per person / prefer unpeeled if you are health conscious.
- 1 tbsp. Rice flour Or 1 cup rice water.
- 2-3 Garlic cloves (optional).
- 1⁄4 onion chopped (optional) / use green onion if you are weight watcher.
- 1⁄4 cup chopped Broccoli (includes florets & stems) or celery, per person (include leaves)
- 1/2 tsp.of ground black peppers(kali mircha), 1-2 bay leaves(tej patra) & 1 large cardamom(moti ilayachi) etc to make broth.
- salt and pepper, to taste. prefer rock salt.
- 1/2 lemon, mint & coriander leaves to garnish.
Method / Directions :-
- Boil ground spices in water to make broth, add crushed garlic cloves along with onion & boil until onion becomes tender.
- Now combine potatoes, and broccoli with that broth or you could shift all ingredients in a large pot.
Preparation for potato soup: –
- Add 1 tbsp. of rice flour or 1 cup of rice water in it.
- Let it cook for 2-3 min until vegetables becomes tender.
- You may cover the lid while boiling or cooking for 7-8 min.
- Now use a hand-held blender or a food processor & blend the mixture.
- Do not blend it fully, keep it little crunchy.
- Bring it back on the low Flame and add salt & pepper.
- Remove it from flame.
- Let it be lukewarm & add lemon juice in it & serve it (consume with in 20-30 min).
- Enjoy this nutritious and filling broccoli potato soup – it’s particularly good with fresh mint & coriander leaves on the side or on top as a garnish.
- Take it slowly to enjoy more..
Note :- Do not add all purpose flour(maida) in it as that will harm your digestion.
Do not add oil in it. when Potato comes in contact of oil. It starts gaining weight.
You may Use Oil to fry onion, garlic & broccoli, if you are not a weight watcher.
You may add cheese as a garnish but that will increase your weight.
Do not add milk & cream in it, as these combinations with salt causes skin diseases.
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