Cauliflower and Turmeric Soup

Cauliflower soup

The temperature here in Gurgaon is low enough to make me want to crawl into my oven. That’s why soups are my favourite go-to meal in a bowl this winter. Since I make a meal of it, just broth soups don’t cut it. It has to have some body and full of flavour. So far my roasted beetroot and tomato soup and carrot and lemongrass soup have been hits. This soup though was inspired from Nigella Lawson’s after I saw a picture she posted on Instagram. I absolutely loved the bright yellow colour and wanted to cook something similar.

Cauliflower soup

This is probably the easiest soup I’ve made. Simply saute onions, add cauliflower florets with turmeric and thyme, and enough water for it all to cook in. Once cooked puree the whole thing and alter the consistency. Simple stuff. I would have added coconut milk (like I do in most of my soups), but I didn’t have any. Feel free to add more herbs and spices if you’d like to. I just sprinkled some paprika and that totally hit the spot.

Cauliflower soup


2 servings

Prep time:

10 mins (just to cut a head of the cauliflower!)

Cooking time:

20 mins


Cauliflower – 1 medium head cut into small pieces/florets

Onion – 1 chopped

Oil/butter – 2 tsp

Turmeric – 2 tsp

Thyme – 2 tsp

Water – 3 cups approx (or as much as you need)

Coconut milk/regular milk/fresh cream – 1/2 cup (optional)

Salt to taste

Paprika/pepper/chilli powder to sprinkle


Heat butter in a saucepan and saute the onions till translucent.

Tip the cauliflower in and mix it well.

Add turmeric, thyme, salt and water.

Let this come to a bubble on high heat.

Now lower the heat and let it cook for 10 mins.

Once the cauliflower is soft take it off the heat and let it cool.

Puree the cauliflower till smooth.

Put it back on the heat and add coconut milk/regular milk/fresh cream if you’d like. This will add more flavour and lighten the soup.

Add some more thyme and serve with a sprinkling of paprika, pepper or chilli powder.

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