Beetroot Soup

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We can’t have a soup theme and not make beetroot soup. I was contemplating the popular Borscht Soup but due to many reasons (mostly laziness) I decided against it, at least for now. I love to eat beetroot but making it not my favorite task. It gets its colour all over my kitchen which sports a bloodied look after any beetroot dish attempt. I spend more time cleaning than actually cooking. But a beet is a beet is a beet and it simply has to be made. The rich, smooth soup is irresistible to say the least.

Luckily, I chanced upon this recipe which neither requires grating nor dicing the beet. It needs to be pressure cooked as a whole and then peeled and blended. Easy, right? Technically, this is beetroot puree plus white sauce but practically it is a creamy, flavourful broth that should not be missed. So here goes –

Serves 2

Recipe adapted from here

WHAT WE NEED

Beetroot, medium               2

Butter                                      1 tbsp

All purpose flour                  1 tbsp

Milk                                          1/2 cup

Water

Cream                                       1 tbsp

Salt & Pepper

WHAT TO DO

  • Pressure cook the beetroot for 5 whistles
  • Once the steam has completely escaped, open the cooker, peel the beetroot and cut them into small cubes.
  • Blend the beetroots with a little water to a smooth consistency
  • In a pan, add butter with the heat on simmer and once the butter melts add the flour
  • Whisk the two continously to form sand like consistency
  • Add the milk and beetroot puree and whisk well to avoid any lumps
  • Simmer for 2-3 minutes
  • Add the salt and pepper and simmer for another 2-3 minutes
  • Turn off the heat
  • Garnish with cream and serve hot
  • Enjoy!

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This is my post for the September Mega Marathon under the theme – Soups.

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16 Comments Add yours

  1. srividhya says:

    yum. love that color combo. very nice.

  2. Love the garnish and the pictures are very tempting.

  3. Oh, wow! This surely looks so creamy and delicious..

  4. Priya Suresh says:

    Omg, give me that bowl, i just want to finish it rite now.. Lipsmacking here.

  5. What a lovely color of the soup here. Beautiful!

  6. Kalyani says:

    very classy and looks so sophisticated ! super pick, sowmya !

  7. usha says:

    Soup looks amazing. If you like beets in soup, you should try borscht, Russian/Ukrainian soup. You might like it.

  8. Suma Gandlur says:

    Love the color and thick texture of that soup.

  9. Love your intro I am practically laughing so much that my FIL in the other room is wondering if he has to pack me off to the asylum. Loved the soup that is,”Technically, this is beetroot puree plus white sauce but practically it is a creamy, flavourful broth that should not be missed.” So practically I should try it.

  10. I would make this soup for it’s color if not anything else!! LOVELY!

  11. Ritu Tangri says:

    I love beet root in salads but never tried in soup. As you have described that it must be tried, so I’ll definitely try it.

  12. Pavani says:

    That’s one yummy and colorful looking beet soup. Slurp.

  13. cookingwithsapana says:

    I love that beautiful color. Too good.

  14. Oh wow, that color, superb!!! I do make beetroot soup, but not this way, will try this method next time!! 🙂

  15. Srivalli Jetti says:

    That surely looks so creamy yaar!..bring it on..I love eating beets as such…and lol on Arch’s comment..

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