Sometimes, after a busy, bustling day we just want to wind down and relax. These days call for something simple and light for our bellies. Sooo we've created an easy, delicious cauliflower soup and we want to share it with you.
So scroll on down for the recipe!
3 Cups Roughly Chopped cauliflower
2 1/2 Cups of water
1 tbsp ghee
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 inch Ginger
Salt to taste
Optional Ground Sumac and basil to garnish
Place the ghee into a medium saucepan on medium heat. Pop in the ghee. Grind up the cumin, coriander seeds and ginger in a mortar and pestle and place into saucepan. Once the ghee has melted, Sauté the spices until they become fragrant - this means they've released all of their volatile oils (the good stuff)! Pop in the cauliflower, and mix it all up to ensure it is coated in the ghee mixture.
Add the water and cook until the cauliflower has softened.
now the FUN part!!
Take the pot off the heat, scoop out the cauliflower with a sieve and place it into a blender, then pour in the stock (this reduces the risk of hot soup to splattering everywhere!). Blend until smooth, top with Sumac and Basil - or your choice of topping - Sit down, and enjoy.
We like to choose what particular spices and veg we use on the day - depending on how we feel and what's in the pantry! There are some non-negotiables for us like Ghee, fresh Coriander leaf and Ginger. When our local coriander is not in season we admit to buying it from the local grocers who bring it in!
Split hulled mung beans don't produce gas in our systems like lentils or chickpeas can. It's because they are a bean not a lentil. We soak and rinse the rice and mung beans, and use Asafoetida which all helps reduce gas production.
Enjoy your Kitchari :)