Thursday, April 10, 2008

Vegetable & Corn Chowder


I had been planning on trying this recipe throughout winter. But for some reason or the other, it kept getting pushed for later. Soon it was Spring and I forgot all about this chowder and instead went in for a cold Summer Beetroot Soup. However, the cold weather got back to tease us again. Now was my opportunity to check out this chowder that I had been thinking of all through the winter. So here you go...I hope you enjoy this vegetable corn chowder loaded with healthy fats, starch, fiber and protein.

Ingredients:
1 tbs vegetable oil
1-2 cloves of garlic
1 small red onion, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
1 medium potato, diced
1/3 cups broccoli florets
1 cup sweet corn
1/2 cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese, grated
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 cups vegetable stock
2 tbs all purpose flour
2 tbs fresh cilantro, chopped finely
Salt and pepper


Method:

1. Cook the broccoli florets until tender in boiling water with some salt. Remove and keep aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large soup pot and add the garlic. Saute for a minute and then add the onions, potatoes and red bell pepper. Stir for about 5 minutes.
3. Add the flour and cook for about a minute.
4. Stir in the stock and milk and bring it to a boil stirring continuously.
5. Add the sweet corn and simmer for about 15-20 minutes over low heat until all the vegetables get cooked.
6. Add the broccoli florets, heavy cream and cheese.
7. Stir for 2 minutes and season with salt and pepper.

Serving:

Serve in a warm soup bowl with a crusty baguette. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.





9 comments:

Isa said...

Looks delicious... and healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

jj said...

Lol..can relate; I've got at least a dozen winter recipes I was going to try that I never got around to. Hate when that happens, always promise I am not going to let it happen again, but it always does. Same with summertime recipes.

Anyway, this sounds wonderful..happy spring!

Happy cook said...

Yummy I have heard about different chowder, but never made them

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Thanks Poonam for stopping by... You have some lovely stuff here .. Delicious and tempting...
Will see ya often

Cheers
Swati

Kevin said...

This soup sounds really good. You can't go wrong with sweet corn and cheese. :) I like all of the other vegetables in this corn chowder.

renaye said...

mouth watering.

i was wondering what is cilantro. and what kind of heavy cream should i use for the soup? and what is heavy cream?

Cynthia said...

Ummm, I'd love to have some of this right now.

Ann said...

I LOVE corn chowder... and yours looks really delicious.

myspicykitchen said...

that looks delicious!