Broccoli is high in vitamins as well as dietary fiber.This recipe is thick and favorable. Its simple and delicious and quick to make. My husband loves spinach,broccoli and all the green veggies. Today, I decided to surprise him with this soup. This soup, I first tasted in Govinda's restaurant Los Angeles.
Broccoli - 1 cup ( cut into small florets)
Butter - 2tbs
Water-1 1/2 cups
Asafoetida- 2 pinch
All purpose flour- 1/4 cup
Warm Milk - 1 cup
Parmesan cheese- 1 tbs
Pepper - 1/4 tsp ( freshly grounded taste better)
Salt to taste
Cilantro/Parsley - 1tbs ( optional)
In a hot pan add the water and broccoli, bring it to boil over moderate heat. Now, reduce to simmer and cook until the broccoli is just tender.
In another sauce pan melt the butter in moderate heat. Sprinkle asafoetida and add the flour. Cook it stirring continuously until it darkens slightly. Now add the warm milk and stir it with a whisk until it thickens. Add cheese, pepper and salt. Pour the broccoli and water in the sauce.
Sprinkle in the chopped parsley or cilantro and serve hot.