Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup

How to Make Mushroom Soup?

Mushroom Soup is of the favourite soups of all time of many people. It is so quick and easy to prepare at home kitchen. The biggest secret behind this deep, rich soup is long and slow caramelization that is the real key that unlocks the true magic of mushroom. In this soup, you can experience the pure essence of mushroom. Also, this is a very healthy soup which your kids will also love. So, as a parent, this soup will give you a slight bit of respite by infusing some nutritious elements in your child’s body as well.

The Popularity of Mushroom Soup

The popularity of the Mushroom Soup is not only limited to a certain boundary. It gets love from all over the world simply because of two things, one, the simplicity of cooking it and two, the nutritional value it adds to one’s diet. If you think about these two then you will not be wondering as to why people love this soup so much. This is a simple yet delicious creamy soup prepared using cream or milk or a combination of both. You can easily weigh up its richness through the ingredients used to prepare this soup. This is the reason it is the favourite soup of all young, old and even kids. Mushroom soup is a great appetizer and mainly served before the main course in lunch and dinner.

Taste and Flavour of Mushroom Soup

Mushroom is the favourite veggie of many and its soup version is always relished as it is light, refreshing and tasty. Moreover, no such complex ingredients and procedure required to cook this soup. This soup can be served by itself, but it also tastes great with toasted garlic bread and topped with crushed pepper and chilli garlic eggs. Making Mushroom Soup at home kitchen is simple and you can adjust its flavours as per your choice by adding pepper and chilly as per your taste.

The Specialty of Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup is a very special dish soup lovers. It is a soup of all the seasons of the year, but using fresh mushrooms in your recipe can really enhance its taste. Old and refrigerated mushrooms will fail to give you the taste you really want. For adding richness to the soup, you can add cream or milk, but if you want to keep it simple, you can simply ad vegetable stock to it.

Serving and Presentation of Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup can be served in a wide soup bowl along with garlic toasted bread. You can use crushed pepper and chilli to enhance spiciness. Generally, it is very mild soup, but you can adjust chilli as your taste buds like. It has lots of fresh mushrooms, so it is 100% healthy and nutrient rich. This is the best soup to have before lunch or dinner.

How to Prepare Mushroom Soup

One of the biggest plus points of the preparation of Mushroom Soup is how easily you can cook it. If you are an office goer or someone who cannot spend much time on cooking then this recipe becomes ideal for you. You are not only getting a filling lunch in your office time but you are also having something which is highly nutritious. This soup could be a great addition to your diet.

Mushroom Soup

Mushroom Soup in Preparation

Preparing Mushroom Soup is easy as it just needs mushrooms and milk/cream. It takes a few minutes actually to prepare this soup and it doesn’t require much effort to prepare it. You can think of adding it into your menu list for the next party or get together. No matter you are in India or any other country, preparation of mushroom soup is always the same. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp plain flour / refined flour / all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups veg stock/water
  • ½ tsp pepper, crushed
  • few thyme herbs (optional)
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup of fresh cream or milk

How to make

  1. Heat oil and butter in a pan. 

  2. Once oil and butter get heated, add onions and garlic.

  3. Saute them for 1-2 mins or till they just raw smell goes off.

  4. Add sliced mushrooms and saute for a minute and simmer for 5 minutes.

  5. Keep stirring and cook the mushrooms till they shrink slightly.

  6. Now add refined flour and saute till the raw smell disappears. Refined flour will help to thicken the soup.

  7. Furthermore, add vegetable stock or water.

  8. Add crushed pepper, thyme (optional) and salt to taste.

  9. Stir well and let the mixture boil for 5 mins.

  10. Add cream for creamy texture of the soup. Replace cream with milk if you are health conscious.

  11. Stir and let it simmer for few minutes. Don’t boil, as cream might curdle.

  12. Keep stirring till the time soup turns creamy and have a thick consistency.

  13. Serve Mushroom Soup piping hot topped with extra cream and pepper.

Notes

  • You must use fresh mushrooms to prepare this recipe.
  • You can just use water or vegetable stock if you don’t want to add cream.
  • Adjust spiciness with black pepper.
  • Adding Thyme is completely optional

Nutritional Value of Mushroom Soup

  1. Calories 154
  2. Total Fat 8g
  3. Dietary Fibre 1g
  4. Sugars 6g
  5. Protein 5g
  6. Vitamin A 5.5%
  7. Vitamin C 7.9%
  8. Calcium 9.6%
  9. Iron 2.6%

(Percent values based on a 2000 calorie diet)

Conclusion

Mushroom Soup is a delicious starter that you can add in your party menu. It is quick and easy to prepare. No complex or minimal ingredients are required to prepare this recipe. It is a mild recipe with a very little spice. You can adjust spiciness as per your taste. Once you try this recipe and share it with your friends and family, they will not be able to stop themselves from praising you for your cooking skills.

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