I have been bitten my this soup bug recently that I had been trying a variety of soups for the past week. While at parents, I treated them to sweet corn soup, cream of carrot soup, cream of vegetable soup and such like last week and guess what – my soup saga continues. I have always loved having a hot cup of soup at the end of a tiring day. Knorr soups were a boon to me, that I could prepare my favorite soup in less than 10mins flat. Little did I know that preparing soup from the scratch as also as easy as that and healthy too! Though I used to make home made soups, they were few and far. I guess I will continue to explore variety of soups, afterall who wouldnt like some variety? Without further delay, giving my recipe for French Onion Soup.
- Onion Large – 1
- Ground mustard seeds – 1 tsp
- Margarine – 1/2 tsp
- Olive oil – 1/2 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Water – 2-3 cups
- Brown bread – 1 slice
- Grated Cheese – 2tbsp (I used Britannia Classic)
- Dice onion into fine pieces, heat a thick bottomed vessel with the margarine and olive oil. Once the oil+margarine mixture is hot enough, put the diced onions.
- Reduce the flame and keep frying the onions till they turn nice golden brown. This caramelization of onions is very essential for the soup to taste good.
- Add grown mustard powder and give it a quick stir.
- Add water and let it boil. Add required amount of salt.
- The color of the water turns brown owing to the caramelization of onions.
- Add 1/2tsp of grated cheese, let it melt.
- Toast the bread slice with little butter (I didnt use any). Cut it into four pieces.
- Pour the soup into a ceramic bowl, place a piece of bread on the top, sprinkle the cheese over the bread.
- You can leave the soup in a hot oven for about 2 mins until the cheese melts. I didnt do this step, as I was restless to taste it and my cheese had already started melting.
Note: One can add thin diced garlic as well, but I have skipped it as I didnt want to ruin the flavor of onions.