Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a simple, comforting, delicious soup. You can dress it up for a special occasion if you like, but I like it during the week with some fresh bread. A very quick meal, and a great winter dinner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Reserve several broccoli florets for garnish.
  2. Take the rest of the broccoli, the potato, garlic, the stock, a heavy pinch of salt and place all into a large pot over high heat.
  3. Bring to a simmer and cook until the vegetables are soft, 20 minutes or so.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the reserved florets in a little salted water until just done and still bright green.
  5. Drain and set aside for service.
  6. At this point add the curry powder, if using.
  7. If not, transfer the vegetables to a blender or food processor (or use an imersion blender- I love mine!) and puree the vegetables with some of the stock until well pureed.
  8. Return to the pot.
  9. Taste, adjust for salt and pepper.
  10. Add the cream or yogurt, stir to combine, heat to serving temperature.
  11. Serve by spooning into bowls or cups, put a few drops of cream or yogurt in the center to decorate, and place a few of the reserved broccoli florets on top for garnish.


Most Helpful

This soup is so easy to make and tastes fantastic! I made it once the original way, but have since added shallots, instead of cream I tried sour cream, that was also good! This time I am going to try it with low fat yogurt, always a pleaser!!!

Taylor in Belgium March 26, 2004

Easy and good. I followed a previous reviewer's suggestion about sauteeing the onion/garlic in the oil before adding other ingredients. Either plain yogurt or milk works fine (it's good without, too, but the addition gives the soup a nicer body). I used garam masala instead of curry powder. Blending is essential.

Omniveg November 09, 2013

Wow. This soup is so delicious and so ridiculously easy to make. I used yogurt rather than cream, and thought it was great. I thought it tasted pretty good, even without the yogurt, so someone trying to avoid dairy products might enjoy this, without yogurt or cream. I only had frozen, chopped broccoli on hand, so this recipe took me only minutes to make (not including simmering time).

P-do February 24, 2012

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