CAULIFLOWER, CILANTRO AND PISTACHIO SOUP
A hearty, smooth and silky soup prepared with the goodness of cauliflower, cilantro and pistachio, flavored with ginger, garlic, powdered cinnamon and cumin, sprinkled with lemon juice and garnished with pistachio nuts, cilantro and drizzled with olive oil.
15 ml olive oil 1 large yellow onion, sliced
1/4 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp garlic paste
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1 cup cauliflower florets & stem, peeled and roughly chopped
1/4 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
3 1/2 cups vegetable stock
2 tsp pistachio nuts, lightly toasted & roughly chopped
salt to taste
1/4 tsp white pepper powder
8 gm pistachio nuts, whole
8 sprigs cilantro, sautéed
1 tsp olive oil
In a non-stick pan add olive oil, heat the oil and add onion, ginger and garlic paste. Sauté for 02 minutes. Add cinnamon and cumin powders. Cook for 2 minutes. Add the cauliflower. Cook till it is tender. Add the Cilantro and pistachio. Add the vegetable stock. Cook for 15 mins. You may add more vegetable stock if required. Switch off the flame and set aside to cool. Blend into a very smooth puree. Add salt and white pepper. Simmer for another five minutes. Just before service add lemon juice.
Serve hot/warm garnished with Pistachio nuts , cilantro and drizzled with olive oil.