Creamy Mushroom Soup With Simple Basil Croutons

This is my low calorie version of simple Creamy Mushroom soup. The basil croutons make the soup more delectable.




I have to try to cut the calories form the soup as much as possible. Have used corn flour as a thickener instead of heavy cream. I have used heavy cream just for adornment. I got this recipe form a cookbook and tested and it really turned out so good. Love to have them a cold winter evenings.




The basil croutons are one of my fav. The original recipe called for thick crusty bread. But I had some white bread left untouched, so I used it to make the croutons. This crouton goes very good with all types of soup.


Ingredients :



Button mushroom – 10
Shallots – 5
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tablespoon
Corn Flour – 2 teaspoon
Fat free Milk – 1/4 cup
Water – 2 cups
Salt and pepper as required
Olive oil – 1 tablespoon


Procedure :


1. Heat half of the oil in a heavy bottom sauce pan, add ginger garlic paste, saute it and add shallots, mushroom, salt and pepper.

2. Saute the whole mixture for 3 minutes and add 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Let it cool.

3. Now transfer the mixture into a blender and blend it to a smooth mixture and strain it through a sieve.

4. Now heat the other half of the oil and add the strained soup and stir it. Now mix the corn flour with milk and add it to the soup and bring it to a boil.

5. Add enough salt and pepper and serve hot.


Ingredients For Croutons :



White bread slices – 10
Olive oil – 1 tablespoon
Dried Basil – 1 teaspoon





Procedure :


1. Remove the crust of the bread and cut it to desired shape.

2. Mix dried basil to olive oil and brush it on both sides of the bread.

3. Transfer it to a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until golden brown in a 350 degree oven.

22 comments:

  1. that mushroom soup sounds tasty Sukanya! loved it:)

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  2. Mushroom and the crouton look elegant.... Love the creamy taste of mushroom:)

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  3. Sukanya the soup looks gorgeous..I love the croutons too..perfect with soups..

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  4. Looks so creamy without any guilt! Nice one, Sukanya! :)

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  5. Hi Mansi:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Cham:
    Ya thats true.... Mushroom have woodsy and full bodied creamy flavor... Thank u....

    Hi Divya Vikram:
    Yes Divya that is best croutons for all types of soups... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Kalai:
    Ya it is good for weight watchers.... Thank u...

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  6. The soup looks so fabulous! Lovely pictures.

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  7. You have something on my blog. Go pickup!

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  8. What a great combo! Delicious, like the Basil croutons!:))

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  9. Hi Uma:
    Thank u for ur comments..... Will check ur blog for sure...

    Hi Asha:
    Thank u....

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  10. Great Combo sukanya.Mushroom soup looks delicious.... send it to me.

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  11. love croutons,both the soup and croutons look tasty.Would love to see u on my blog.

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  12. Lovely entry, soup and croutons looks awesome, gorgeous. Wonderful presentation!!!

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  13. Hi Kamala:
    Ya u can have it... Thank u..

    Hi Hetal:
    Welcome to my bog.... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Madhavi:
    Thank u for ur comments...

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  14. wow looks very organized to eat:-)

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  15. This looks scrumptious ! Nice pic with croutons.

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  16. mushroom soup looks delish with those crisp croutons

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  17. wow..everything looks so yummy...esp basil croutons!

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  18. love d decor... got something for u buddy....

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  19. Hi Anu:
    Thank u...

    Hi Pravs:
    Thank u...

    Hi bhags:
    Thank u...

    Hi Srivalli:
    Ya I also loved the croutons so much...Thank u

    Hi Swati Raman Garg :
    Thank u for ur comments... eager to see...

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  20. those croutons look so good :)

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  21. hi sukkanya,did u learn photography? Just came through your blog,nice pictures,r u trained?
    Thanks

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