Indian-Spiced Cauliflower Soup with Onion Bhaji Sprinkles

For me, soups are one of the best cold-weather comfort foods. They’re warming, satisfying and leave me feeling amazing on the inside. They’re also simple to prepare. Only basic chopping skills are required to create a delicious soup!

The recipe I’m sharing today is a recent creation which has quickly become a family favourite. With its golden hues, warming spices and creamy texture, this soup is just perfect for the Autumn/Winter seasons. It’s very filling, so can easily be served as a main meal. It’s super cheap too. The ingredients cost a total of £3.06, which equates to just 77p per portion. Bargain!

The inspiration for this soup was a recipe featured in the October issue of the Vegan Life magazine. I didn’t have a number of the ingredients needed for the original recipe, so save buying new products, I simply adapted the recipe and used what I had in the pantry. The resulting soup was a big hit with the family. In fact, we enjoyed it so much that I’ve already made a second batch. We’re loving it as a mid-week evening meal, but it would also be perfect for serving as a weekend lunch.

The main ingredient in this soup is cauliflower. Not only does this give the soup a lovely, silky smooth texture, but it also provides an array of nutrients. Cauliflower is especially rich in vitamin C. Just one cup of cooked cauliflower provides 46% of the vitamin C RDA. Along with other cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, Brussel sprouts, spinach and watercress – cauliflower is a powerful detoxifier. It is rich in antioxidant phytonutrients which boost immunity and reduce the risk of diseases, including common cancers (according to the research I’ve read). If you’d like to find out more, there’s an interesting section on Cruciferous Disease Fighters, like cauliflowers, in Joel Furhman’s book Super Immunity pp62-69.

For the soup topping, I used a simplified version of my baked onion bhaji recipe. It doesn’t take long to prepare and is definitely worth the effort as it adds another tasty dimension of flavour and texture to the dish. For extra crunch and nutrients, you can also sprinkle on some toasted pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds or help.


Happy Autumn everyone!















Filed under Dinners, Lunches & Light Dinners, Soups

8 Responses to Indian-Spiced Cauliflower Soup with Onion Bhaji Sprinkles

  1. Ooooo that sounds so tasty and perfect for chilly winter days

  2. Ooo this soup sounds delicious and so perfect for this time of year! I love the onion bhaji topping 😀

  3. How fortuitous – I was going to comment on this the other day but my browser crashed, and I completely forgot about it. So glad to have found it again!

    I love how frugal this soup is – you are definitely a woman after my own heart, Sharon! Also, Patak’s korma paste; before I went to live in India, that was my go-to curry-in-a-hurry trick. It’s really good, isn’t it? I bet it’s fab in this soup.

    As for the onion bhaji sprinkles on top – that’s such a brilliant idea. I often use crispy caramelised onions but I’ve not thought to spice them up before. An oversight that shall be rectified forthwith!

    BTW, where did you get your matte black bowls? They’re lovely! xx

    • Hey Nico!
      Yes, I’m all about the frugal meals. Frugal and simple, even better 😀

      So glad you enjoy the Pataks spice pastes too! I went through a phase of making my own but, to be honest, I prefer Pataks. I’m not too proud to buy a shop-bought paste, plus it’s cheap and lasts ages.

      The matte black bowls are from John Lewis. I think they’re classed as Ramen bowls. I really love using them, plus they’re pretty photogenic too. My mum gave me some money for my last birthday and said ‘Make sure you treat yourself… go buy yourself a new bowl’ She sure knows me well! 😂

  4. Yum! I really love cauliflower in soup, it has such a satisfying creamy texture and I bet it’s perfect with the bhaji topping. Definitely adding this to my must-make list 🙂 x

    • Thanks Amber! Curried cauliflower works so well as a creamy, warming soup. And yes, the deconstructed onion bhaji makes one delicious topping 😋 I’ll definitely be making this soup time and again over the next few months x

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