Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup

by Helene Dsouza on February 11, 2014

Let’s start this post with an apology. You might have noticed that a few recipes/articles had been missing here at Masala Herb in the past weeks. I had a good reason but it’s definitely not an excuse. You see, my parents had come down to Goa from Europe for the first time and we had been planning this for years but apparently I didn’t plan it enough because the weeks before their arrival I ended up with a nasty cold. Wild headaches took me down and my ability to cook something delicious was shadowed by the fact that I couldn’t taste any flavors due to the common cold. Well, at least now you are certain that this blog is written by  just a regular human and not a bot…Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup masalaherb.comAnyway, I don’t want to bore you today. In fact I did prepare and clicked the pictures of this Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup ages ago and finally you get to enjoy it for yourself. While I was suffering of the common cold I couldn’t taste a bit but the warming creamy texture of this soup lifted my mood when I needed it the most. Also when my parents where here last week, I had prepared the Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup once again and I got two more thumbs up, besides my husband’s, and a green light to share it with the world.Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup masalaherb.com I did mention in a few previous posts that broccoli was quite easily available in Goa, or at least around the coastline. We lucky folks even get organic fresh deep green broccoli, which is stuffed with pure flavors and nutrition. The other day a friend of mine told me that she saw this vegetable in the market here but at the time she had no clue how she should prepare broccoli and how she could use it in her cooking. Therefore, I thought I would share a little step by step instruction so that you get the most out of your fresh broccoli while preparing it in the kitchen. It’s fairly easy to use the greens. You cut the broccoli florets, peel the woody stem parts and cut the stem as well into smaller chunks and voilà, now you can enjoy your broccoli together with the potato and leek in this creamy and wonderful homemade soup. Enjoy!

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Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup
 
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 1 Leek (about 60 grams)
  • 300 grams Broccoli
  • 2 Potatoes (about 230 grams)
  • 3 Garlic Pods
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 800 milliliter Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Pepper according to your taste
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 2 Juniper Seeds
  • 150 milliliter liquid Cream
Instructions
  1. At first let's prepare the vegetables. Rinse your leek, cut into half lengthwise and cut into slices. Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup
  2. For the Broccoli rinse well, cut off the florets as shown, then half the stem and peel/remove the woody parts of the broccoli. Cut the stem into smaller pieces. Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup
  3. For the potato just peel and cut into inch big pieces and for the garlic just peel and chop fine.
  4. In a pot add the oil and fry your leek slices and the chopped garlic for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup
  5. Then add the broccoli and potato and stir fry for a minute. Continue to add in the water and throw in the salt, pepper, bay leaf and juniper seeds. Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup Potato Broccoli Leek Cream Soup
  6. Cook the veggies until soft, around 15-20 minutes long, then pick out the bay leaf and juniper seeds and discard the leaf and seeds.
  7. Add the cream to the veggie soup and puree to a smooth consistency, preferably over the running stove.
  8. Best served hot with garlic bread.

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things! Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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wok with ray

No apology needed. Our parents and loved ones and our health are far, far more important than any blog. Without them, we wouldn’t have a blog. This soup looks very comforting and beautiful. Take care of your self and I hope you are feeling better. :)
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John@Kitchen Riffs

Sorry about the cold! I hate not being able to taste! Glad you got some time with your parents, too. Anyway, lovely dish. I sometimes make a broccoli cream soup, and a leek cream soup, but never combined the two flavors! I will. ;-)
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Maria Grazia (Picetto)

Ciao Helene, come stai? Spero meglio! Peccato che all’arrivo dei tuoi genitori eri malata! Sai io preparo questa verdura in modo completamente diverso, la tua ricetta è deliziosa, complimenti. Un saluto affettuoso e tanti auguri di pronta guarigione
M.G.
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

I’m so glad you spent time with your family. I know how tough it is to be away from them. When my sister visited, I did nothing but chat non-stop until she left. She would have LOVED this soup as much as I do.
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Minnie@thelady8home

Don’t apologize! We all need our breaks, and what’s better when you have your parents on your side!! Feel better and I am in love with the soup!

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Kathy

This soup looks so comforting and yummy! A perfect pick me up when you’re not feeling well. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

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mjskit

Sorry you have been under the weather but it sounds like you got well in time to have a wonderful visit with your family. I love a good potato and leeks soup, and you just made it better adding the broccoli. What a delicious soup!
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

Hopefully you feel better soon my friend. And please do not apologize — there’s nothing more important that spending time with your loved ones :)

I’d devour this soup in a heartbeat!
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Ramona

Love this soup… especially with all this freezing snow ridden days we are having. I hope you feel better and had a lovely visit with your family. :) Happy Valentine’s Day!
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Angie@Angie's Recipes

The soup look so creamy and tasty. Glad to know that you had a great time with your parents and family.
Have a sweet Valentine’s Day!
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nandoo

Lovely, rich, healthy and creamy soup. Thanks for sharing. First time here. You have a nice wonderful space.
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